Here is useful information for you who are applying for admission to a bachelor's degree in aviation." /> Here is useful information for you who are applying for admission to a bachelor's degree in aviation." />

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Here is useful information for you who are applying for admission to a bachelor's degree in aviation.

I was not successful it the last selection, do I need to reaaply?

You need to apply again and complete every step of the selection, except the psychomotor test (the 180 minutes in-house test) and the personality profile (35 minutes online test). The psychomotor test is valid for 15 months, then you have to do the test again.

How many times can I reapply?

You can only undertake the selection (in-house test and interview, or just interview) four times. If you apply and inform us that you do not want to participate in this selection, we will not register this as one of your attempts at our selection. 

How many candidates is UiT selecting?

UiT selects 12 candidates every selection.

I am myopic, should that be addressed in my medical certificate?

Shortsightedness needs to be addressed individually and it is  decided in each individual case. However, normally this is not a problem as long as your visual impairment can be corrected with glasses or lenses. 

What language will be spoken during the interview during the selection at UiT? 

The interviews are conducted in Norwegian, occasianally there might be few questions in English.

Will UiT arrange my travel and accommodation?

If you are coming from outside Tromsø, please book your own accommodation and travel if necessary. UiT does not provide any reinbusments. If you book early i.e. 3-4 weeks in advance, you should get good deals.

 When do I have to do the Medical test?

After you have passed the selection and recieved an offer to join BSc in Aviation at UTSA UiT, you will be asked to take the medical test. This is usually within 10 days from the selection, i.e. in December after the November selection or in June after the May selection.

Can I do the medical at any medical facility?

The medical test in conducted ONLY at the Norges Flymedisinske Senter,in Wismargata 2, Oslo, NO, 0191

The price for the medical test is 9000 NOK (in 2021) and this is not covered by the UTSA UiT. UiT team will send you further instructions how to proceed when it comes to your medical check after you are admitted into the program.



 Important Dates in 2022 (Autumn Selection)

 1st of September (Autumn Selection) deadline for application submission

26 September                      Online test battery link sent out to all of the candidates, 

10 October                           If successful, invitation will be sent out for the in-situ selection at the UiT in Tromsø,

14 October                           E-mail link - scheduling interview & psychomotor test & upload of documents,   

18 October                          E -mail to candidates confirming dates for the selection date,

18 November                      Link to personality profile, questionnaire,

28 Nov  - 01 Dec           (week 48) Selection of candidates at the Dep. of Technology & Security,        

latest 9 December             Sending out decisions to all of the candidates.

 NOTE: these are preliminary dates, fixed dates will be published by 14th of September 2022

Important Dates in 2023 (Spring Selection)

  1st of March (Spring Selection) deadline for application submission.

May                      Online test battery link sent out to all of the candidates,

May                       Invitation will be sent out for the in-situ selection at the UiT in Tromsø,

May                       Sending out link to scheduling your interview & psychomotor test, 

May                       Link to personality profile and upload of all relevant documents, 

05 June - 09 June (week 23) Selection of candidates at the Dep. of Technology & Security - UiT,  

16 June                      Sending out decisions to all of the candidates.

 NOTE: these are preliminary dates, fixed dates will be published by 14th of April 2023

Selection Program Structure

UiT has established an in-house holistic selection process for the ab-initio selection, not only effective in identifying a suitable candidate for the airline pilot training, but also those who will be able to succeed in the challenge of captaincy with minimal extra training and perform to a safe and effective standard as well as the ability to flourish in an academic environment.

The selection has 4 Phases:

Phase 1

Student application and self-declaration - Online                                                                                      

Phase 2a

VTS online test battery - Online - 49 minutes

Phase 2b

Personality Profile - Online -  35 minutes

Phase 3

VTS Safety Assessment - In-house - 180 minutes

Phase 4

UiT Structured Interview -  In-house - 45- 60 minutes                                                                                                    Session is based on the Five Factor Model (FFM), using a competence-based interview approach.


The Initial phase ( Phase 1 ) is conducted as per the Norwegian Universities standard procedure via local acceptance . The deadlines are twice a year, on 1st of September (Autumn Selection) and on 1st of March (Spring Selection).                                         

Candidates who fulfilled the basic criteria, receive an online link by e-mail (in April for spring selection and in September - October for Autumn selection) ( Phase 2 ), with a psychological-diagnostic package for the selection of candidates. The online test takes about 50 minutes to complete and based on the test results, sixty successful candidates are invited for the selection at the Arctic University of Norway (UiT) in Tromsø.

We have a testing week (for Phase 3 and 4 ) at the UiT and you will be allocated a day during the selection week for your testing session. 

The Phase 3 and Phase 4 are conducted in one day during a selection day at the UiT. During the selection day we will measure core abilities related to flying performance that have been shown to consistently predict pilot training performance. The testing battery takes around 160 minutes and it comprises of different types of tests. For example, we measure reactive stress tolerance and ability to react under complex stimulus conditions, logical reasoning and long-term focused attention etc.

In the last Phase 4, the evaluation is based on a structured interview, using questions to assess a candidate against specific competence areas. This usually takes 45 - 60 minutes in front of a panel of 2-3 interviewers. The interviews are conducted in Norwegian language, with occasional questions in English, if requested it can be conducted all in English.

The successful and the unsuccessful candidates will be notified within 10 days after the selection is completed.


The in-house testing is conducted at the Selection LAB at the UiT.


The Arctic University of Norway (UiT)
  • Department of Technology and Safety
  • Hansine Hansens veg 54-56
  • 9037 Tromsø
  • Norway

Meeting point on the day of the testing is at 08:00  click here .

We start the selection day with taking a picture of you.

Psychomotor testing starts at 08:00 (from 08:00 - 12:00) and 13:00 - 17:00

Interviews are scheduled between 12:30 until 16:00 (one interview takes around 45 minutes) and 08:00 - 12:00


The day before each testing at 20:00 - 21:00, and 11:00 - 12:00 if you are on the afternoon seesion of psychomotor testing (this is compulsory meeting)  we have a meeting at the UiT,  with a UiT introduction and the expectation for the selection day  click here . If you have attended the selection at the UiT previously, you might skip the introduction if you like, but please let us know by email .

For the testing day, you do not need to  bring any documents if you   uploaded all the relevant documents, if anything will be missing we will contact you ahead of the selection to upload it.

Copy of documents needed (for upload):

  • Your Curriculum Vitae (CV) in Norwegian, Danish, Swedish or in English,
  • Copy of Diplomas (ie your High School Diploma),
  • Letter of recommendations *, ( optional - if you have one),
  • Logbook ( optional - if you have one),
  • Medical certificate ( optional - if you have one).

* A letter of recommendation is  a formal document that validates someone's work, skills or academic performance . You may ask your teacher, trainer or your work supervisor to prepare a recommendation letter for you especially where you have been in a leadership position or volunteer eg scouting or sport club etc.

Successful candidates  have a good night's sleep before the testing day and they eat well. To nourish yourself during the selection, bring a small bottle of water and some snacks. There will be a small station with tea and coffee and light lunch (sandwiches and Danish pastries) for the candidates.

We wish you good luck and look forward to welcoming you at the UiT.

Check out our current students on Facebook  here .

We are actively trying to attract more girls to the Aviation programme, resources relevant to our female candidates can be found  here .

How to get to the UiT Selection location

If you are coming by bus , download this app  Troms Reise and come to UiT bus station (not the UiT Planetariat, it is the next station, you will save yourself some meters) the entrance to our building is 100m away from the UiT bus station , under the bridge between the two buildings.

We have a separate entrance for the selection, please only use this entrance. There will be a sign on the entrance door  direction to the entrance door from the bus station UiT .

Help on how to prepare yourself for the selection day.

Tips on how to prepare for pilot selection

Prepare for the psychomotor tests

Psychomotor skills are a combination of innate abilities as well as skills developed due to repeated actions. We suggest you spend some time playing videogames that contribute to the improvement of fine motor control dexterity, eg games where you use a joystick.

Prepare for the interview

Be ready for questions about yourself and your previous experiences, eg work, study, flying experiences and aviation interests.

Make a good impression

Dress code -   SMART CASUAL

In general, smart casual means neat chinos or a pair of dark-coloured jeans with a shirt (polo shirt is also acceptable). Your outfit should be slightly less formal than a business casual or business professional style.

Jeans are absolutely acceptable as smart-casual attire as well as suit and tie.


Good luck

UiT Selection team

Ansvarlig for siden: Trine Lydersen
Sist oppdatert: 12.10.2022

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