Admission criteria

Membership in NIL requires

Master’s degree
It requires a Master’s degree to become a member of NIL. Approved degrees are Master degree in Interior architecture and furniture design from Kunsthøgskolen i Oslo, Universitet i Bergen, Fakultet for Kunst, Musikk og Design or equivalent education from universities in other countries.

Approved institutions in Norway and Norden Text in Norwgian. Please contact the administration for further information.

Overview of our sister organizations in the European Council of Interior Architects (ECIA)). Please contact them in order to get information about approved schools in those countries.

Send your application for membership to NIL together with a certified copy of your diploma. You can find the application form here


APPLICATION FOR MEMBERSHIP ON SPECIAL CONDITIONS

Performers of the profession without an approved education can apply for membership on special conditions. These applicants must have relevant practice in the discipline, a minimum of 1 ½ year per year lacking in education. The application must have attached documentation of independent work, accompanied by copy of diploma from education.

Applications on special conditions are considered and approved by the NIL admission committee who follows a standard set by the ECIA.  The document is prepared by European Council of Interior Architects (2020).


There are two admissions yearly, with deadline February 1st and September 1st.

The applicants will receive a written feedback from the committee. If an application is denied the applicant can present the case to the Board who makes the final decision

 

Guidelines for applications on special conditions/ interior architect

Applications on special conditions will be considered and approved by the Admission committee for interior architects.

The application consists of two parts:
1. Completed application form, download it from our website

2. A digital application (Presented as 1 PDF file), either sent by email to nil@nil.no or via a file sharing service.

In addition to the completed application form, the application has to contain documentation of professional understanding, examples of independent work executed and a copy of your diploma.

  • Please attach a CV, with documentation showing education and professional practice, as well as a short summary describing your understanding of our subject matter.
  • Put together a portfolio of relevant projects, showing the breadth of work that you have done. Please document several projects
  • Only present work you yourself have executed. If there has been a cooperation, please specify your own tasks/ role in each project (ie. coworker, team leader, technical drawer etc.)
  • Please download the evaluation form that the admission committee use
     

Guidelines for applications on special conditions/ furniture designer

Applications on special conditions will be considered and approved by the Admission committee for furniture designers.

The application consists of two parts:
1. Completed application form, download it from our website

2. A digital application (Presented as 1 PDF file), either sent by email to nil@nil.no or via a file sharing service.

In addition to the completed application form, the application has to contain documentation of professional understanding, examples of independent work executed and a copy of your diploma.

  • Please attach a CV, with documentation showing education and professional practice, as well as a short summary describing your understanding of our subject matter.
  • Put together a portfolio of relevant projects, showing the breadth of work that you have done. Please document several projects
  • Only present work you yourself have executed. If there has been a cooperation, please specify your own tasks/ role in each project (ie. coworker, team leader, technical drawer etc.)

We would like to see examples of:

  • Furniture in production
  • Prototypes
  • Technical drawings
  • Special design/ permanent fixtures
  • Use of color and materials

Please present the work in the form of photos, renderings, drawings, technical drawings etc. Please describe the presented work.

You can download the evaluation form the admission committee use .

 

Formalities
Deadline for application: February 1st and September 1st.
Replies are sent by March 15th and October 15th.