Norway offers you a unique student experience and Norwegian institutions of higher education welcome applications sent by qualified students from all over the world.
Internationalisation is a priority within all sectors of the Norwegian education system, and universities and university colleges are constantly working to facilitate for international students.
With a wide range of high quality courses and great flexibility, Norwegian institutions prove to be an ideal study destination. From vocational subjects to postgraduate and doctorate level, there are plenty of opportunities for students to fulfil their ambitions. You will also benefit from the informal atmosphere at Norwegian universities and university colleges, where teachers are easily approachable and tuition often takes place in small groups. Most institutions also have well equipped computer facilities with free Internet access.
Study off the beaten track:
In our northern corner of the world you can combine your studies with exciting outdoor activities, both winter and summer. You can see the Aurora Borealis ("Northern lights"), experience the midnight sun, fjords and mountains. Challenge yourself with skiing, white water rafting or climbing. Or simply enjoy the fresh air, clean water and lots and lots of space. As a student in Norway you will never be short of possibilities for unique nature experiences.
LIST OF INSTITUTIONS
• Norwegian University of Life Sciences (UMB)
• Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU)
• University of Agder (UiA)
• University of Bergen (UiB)
• University of Nordland (UiN)
• University of Oslo (UiO)
• University of Stavanger (UiS)
• University of Tromsø (UiT)
Specialised University Institutions:
• BI - Norwegian Business School
• Molde University College, Specialized University in Logistics (HiMolde)
• NHH - Norwegian School of Economics and Business Administration
• Norwegian Academy of Music (NMH)
• Norwegian School of Sport Sciences (NIH)
• Norwegian School of Veterinary Science
• MF - Norwegian School of Theology
• Oslo School of Architecture and Design (AHO)
• School of Mission and Theology
In addition to the specialised university institutions Norway has two university centres:
• University Centre in Svalbard (UNIS)
• University Graduate Center at Kjeller (UNIK)
National Institutes Of The Arts:
• Bergen National Academy of the Arts (KHiB)
• Oslo National Academy of the Arts (KHiO)
State University Colleges
• Akershus University College
• Bergen University College
• Buskerud University College
• Finnmark University College
• Gjøvik University College
• Harstad University College
• Hedmark University College
• Lillehammer University College
• Narvik University College
• Nesna University College
• Nord-Trøndelag University College
• Oslo University College
• Saami University College
• Sogn og Fjordane University College
• Stord/Haugesund University College
• Sør-Trøndelag University College
• Telemark University College
• Vestfold University College
• Volda University College
• Østfold University College
• Aalesund University College
Private Colleges With Institutional Accreditation:
• Ansgar School of Theology and Mission
• Diakonhjemmet University College (campus Oslo & Sandnes)
• Haraldsplass Deaconess University College (HDUC)
• Lovisenberg Diaconal University College
• Norwegian School of Information Technology (NITH)
• Norwegian Teacher Academy (NLA)
• Oslo School of Management, Campus Christiania
• Queen Maud University College
• Private colleges with accredited programmes and courses
• Barratt Due Institute of Music
• Bergen School of Architecture
• Betanien Deaconal University College
• Bjørknes College
• Norwegian University College for (HLB)
• Norwegian College of Dance (DNBH)
• Norwegian Eurythmy College
• Rudolf Steiner College of Education
In addition, there are a number of institutions with education and/or websites only in Norwegian.
A compilation of country-specific information called the GSU-list (formerly SIS list) states what level of education applicants from different countries need to meet for entry into Norwegian higher education, including any requirements concerning proficiency in English. For courses where the language of instruction is Norwegian, proficiency in the Norwegian language is also required.
An updated pdf-version of the GSU list can be found here
Completion of secondary education at advanced level, equivalent to passing the exam at the end of Norwegian secondary school, is the general basic requirement for entry to Norwegian universities and university colleges. For students from some countries at least one year of completed studies at the university level is required in addition.
Please check the GSU-list for detailed information regarding additional requirements for your country.
Some study programmes have special admission requirements, usually relating to specialist subjects or fields of study from secondary school. Please check with the institution for information about these special qualifications.
Admission requirements are decided by each university and University College based on an academic evaluation of the applicants.
Applicants for Masters programmes have normally obtained an undergraduate/Bachelor's degree or equivalent of at least 3 years' duration. The degree must include courses equal to at least 1 1/2 years of full-time studies in a subject relevant to that of the programme applied for.
In special cases, the first (and sometimes the second) year of study at a foreign higher education institution will not be recognised as higher education in Norway.
The general application period for foreign students is between December 1 to March 15 for courses starting in Autumn semester (August). Please note that some universities have separate application deadline.
Source: Study in Norway/Study in Norway/