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University of Oslo  
The University of Oslo is Norway’s largest and oldest institution of higher education. It was founded in 1811 when Norway was still under Danish rule. Today the University of Oslo has approx. 30,000 students and 4,600 employees. Four Nobel Prize winners indicate the quality of the research at the University.As a satellite of the modest Danish kingdom until early in the 19th century, Norway was understandably not among the first places to found a university. The larger kingdoms of medieval Europe – Italy, France, England – established their first universities as early as the 12th century. The Scandinavian monarchies, Sweden and Denmark at the time, opened their first universities at Uppsala in 1477 and at Copenhagen in 1479, respectively.

Norwegian University of Science and Technology  
The Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) in Trondheim represents academic eminence in technology and the natural sciences as well as in other academic disciplines ranging from the social sciences, the arts, medicine, architecture to fine art. Cross-disciplinary cooperation results in innovative breakthroughs and creative solutions with far-reaching social and economic impact.

The University of Bergen is a young, modern university. Most of its premises are concentrated in the heart of the city of Bergen. There are about 15,000 students enrolled, and 3,200 faculty and staff. The University's academic landscape is characterised by its great variety and breadth. Six faculties cover most of the traditional university disciplines. Within the faculties are included 60 different specialised departments, centres and institutes.

At a latitude of nearly 70 degrees north, the University of Tromsø (UiT) is the world's northernmost university. UiT is a relatively small university, with around 6000 students and around 1800 staff. As with Norway's other universities, UiT's main tasks are research, education and conveying information. The university's physical location provides a major advantage for research and academic studies connected with the Arctic and other regions of the North. The polar and Arctic regions are important to many subjects. However, there is also considerable focus on the global perspective and comparative studies between North and South. UiT may be relatively small, but the number of subjects offered is expansive. The university covers a wide variety of subjects and its students have more than 100 study programmes to choose between.

OUC is a young, dynamic institution based on strong traditions. It was established in 1994 when the Norwegian college system was restructured and 18 smaller colleges in the Oslo area merged. Therefore, many of OUC's degree programmes date back to the 19th century. Most courses are held in the centre of Oslo. Today most of the college's activities take place in the premises located in the old Frydenlund brewery at Bislet. Seven Faculties OUC's seven faculties offer more than 30 bachelor degree studies in addition to master degree studies in various subjects. The faculties are: Faculty of Nursing, Faculty of Engineering, Faculty of Health Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Faculty of Journalism, Library and Information Science, Faculty of Education and International Studies and Faculty of Art, Design and Drama.

BI Norwegian School of Management has become one of the larger Higher Education Institutions in Norway and one of the largest business school in Europe. Determined to become a major player in the knowledge economy BI Norwegian School of Management received, under the auspices of European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD), the European Quality Label Equis in 1999. (European Quality Improvement System). BI is eligible for participation in programs authorized by the US Higher Education Act of 1965. The School is a member of the European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD). BI Norwegian School of Management employs over 800 people and has about 340 faculty members. Over 80 of Norway's major enterprises within industry, trade and services are linked with The Norwegian School of Management BI through various co-operation agreements. Today the total number of full-time and part-time students exceeds 18 447. Mostly Norwegians and other Scandinavians, but with a growing number of international students from all corners of the world. The BI faculty holds degrees from American universities such as Wharton, Yale, M.I.T., Harvard, Case Western and Stanford, from Swedish schools such as the University of Lund and the Stockholm School of Economics, and from many European schools such as INSEAD in France, Hochschule St.Gallen in Switzerland, Universität Stuttgart in Germany and the London School of Economics and Political Science in the UK.

Vestfold University College (VUC) is one of the medium-sized university colleges in Norway with some 3000 full time students. Altogether, the College has an academic staff of 230 and a technical and administrative staff of 70. It is located in the county of Vestfold, and has two campuses: Borre and Tønsberg. At our two campuses at Eik (Tønsberg) and Borre (Horten) we offer Bachelor's degrees in social sciences and maritime studies and Master's and Bachelor's degrees in the fields of health, education and engineering.

Østfold University College offers 60 subjects of study at three regional cities - Fredrikstad, Halden and Sarpsborg. Østfold University College has approximately 4.000 students and 450 staff members. We offer a range of bachelor's degree programmes and a few master's degree programmes. Østfold University College offers a steadily growing number of courses that can be studied as part of your home university degree. These courses are taught in English (alternatively: in German or French). For all English taught courses or programmes, good English skills (intermediate level) are required. Østfold Student Welfare Organisation provides cafeterias, housing services and recreation facilities.

The Norwegian University of Life Sciences comprises 8 departments. High professional quality, a high degree of teacher-student interaction and a pleasant social and physical environment characterise education at UMB.


NHH is a member of the NHH group, and as such is part of the largest and most prestigious centre for research and education within the fields of economics and education in Norway. NHH has changed much since it was first conceived over 100 years ago. Norway"s first business school is now part of a global network comprising some of the world"s leading institutions for the research and teaching of economics and business administration.

Telemark University College, Norway! We offer undergraduate studies in a wide range of academic fields (arts and sciences, business studies, teaching, nursing and social work, art and design, Norwegian folk art and folk music, and engineering) as well as (post)graduate programmes in selected areas - se list here We are located on four campuses throughout Telemark County in south-eastern Norway. Our complete online prospectus in English, as well as information on Application and Immigration procedures, can be accessed from the menu to the left of this page. Admission requirements are explained here. Please note that most of our programmes are taught in Norwegian. For a complete list of courses and programmes taught in English,

Bergen University College is a state institution of higher education, established in August 1994 by the merging of six former independent colleges in Bergen, Norway. The College is organised in 3 faculties: Faculty of Education Faculty of Engineering Faculty of Health and Social Sciences Organisation Structure The total number of students is about 6000, and there are 600 academic and administrative staff.

The University of Stavanger, Norway, has about 8,000 students and 900 administration, faculty and service staff. The University is organized in three Faculties and also includes two national centres of expertise.The ability to question, to wonder and and to challenge established facts has played role in all progress. Our task is to further progress. We do this by asking questions – and finding answers. We have great ambitions. Through research and education we want to help shift the boundaries of knowledge and skills. We will rise to meet challenges and demands creatively. Norway and the world need inovation.

Bodø University College (BUC) is a place for learning, experience and research for approximately 500 staff and 5000 students. With learning facilities across Nordland County, BUC is an important institution of teaching and research in the region. In Bodø, BUC has centralised all its activity in Mørkved, approximately 8 kilometres east of Bodø's city centre. The campus was established in 1985, and has since then been expanded as HBO has grown. The last part of the construction was finished in 2005, and includes a new and modern library as well as a new entrance area. BUC also has one campus in Mo i Rana and one campus in Stokmarknes. University of Bodø BUC is one of a few university colleges in Norway aspiring for the status of university in the near future. This requires highly qualified academic staff. Our main task in this process is to evolve BUC into a strong centre for higher education and research, both nationally and regionally. BUC also aims to contribute to rising the low level of education in the region. What does Bodø University

Trondheim is probably the best and most exiting Norwegian city to study in. Basic services are easy to find, and there are lots of opportunities for an active social life and recreational activities. Student activities take place both on and off campus, student festivals are arranged, and there are many concerts, debates and numerous happenings. At HiST the academic year is divided in two semesters. The autumn semester begins in late August with examinations in November-December. The spring semester runs from the beginning of January with examinations in May-June. There are no tuition fees at Norwegian university colleges for EU/EAA exchange students. Other categories of students need to prove means of support in order to be admitted and get a visa. HiST offer its students excellent study facilities and learning recourses supported by experienced staff. Each faculty has a library, computer labs, an efficient intranet service and up-to-date student registration system. Information technology is utilized to facilitate networked communication between students and teachers. Particular attention has been paid to implement quality assurance systems at all levels in the University College. New students are connected to a buddy in our Buddy Programme, which is organized by the students themselves.

Lillehammer University College is a young institution. It is one of the three state universtity colleges in central eastern Norway bordering Lake Mjøsa. Since the start in 1971, its academic activities have been growing steadily, and we now offer a wide range of professional and vocationally oriented programmes, plus a selection of traditional academic university subjects. From the start in 1971 the university college became a testbed for new ideas in teaching which were both academically and pedagogically different from those at the traditional institutions of higher education in Norway. The college still bears the marks of these ideas. Problem-solving, group work, project work, and close student-teacher contact are characteristics which the college has maintained also in the area of computer assisted teaching. Bente Ohnstad

Volda is the place you will never forget. We are situated on the north west coast of Norway, surrounded by spectacular fjords and mountains. Volda University College has approximately 3000 students, 150 academic staff, and about 60 technical and administrative staff. The college has long and proud traditions of higher education dating back to its foundation as a teachers’ training college established in 1895, now expanded to 4 faculties, 5 Master's Programmes, more than 30 undergraduate study programmes, and about 300 study courses offered. Today Volda University College offers study programmes and courses in a wide variety of academic fields, administered by the Faculty of Humanities and Education, the Faculty of Social Sciences & History, the Faculty of Art and Physical Education and the Faculty of Media & Journalism. Volda University College is widely renowned for its outstanding academic studies in animation, broadcast journalism and documentary film production. VUC is known also for its lively academic and social environment. Annual festivals at Volda University College have become nationally recognized, with the Documentary Film Festival in April as the main event. Volda University College offers a great combination of a highly trained academic staff, with a small and inclusive learning environment. Below-average class sizes enable students to frequently interact with faculty members and administrative staff. In addition, Volda University College campus is compact with all school buildings in five minutes' walking distance from each other. At present, students from around 30 different countries are enrolled at Volda University College. We are preparing an alumni/network system that will enable you to keep in touch with student friends and the university college all your life.

Founded in 1994, Molde University College is among the leading institutions in Scandinavia within the field of logistics, offering education from bachelor to PhD-level, as well as bachelor and master programmes in economics, business administration, management, informatics, social sciences and health sciences. Of a student body of 1500, about 160 are international students representing about 40 nations

Tromsø University College has about 3000 students and a staff of 350. It comprises four Faculties and a Central Administration, and is situated in four different locations on the island of Tromsø. The four Faculties are: Faculty of Health Sciences Faculty of Engineering and Economics Faculty of Art, Music Conservatory Faculty of Education The college offers a broad range of academic programs at both basic and advanced levels. Each faculty has its own distinctive features

Gjøvik is situated on the western side of Lake Mjøsa (Norway's biggest lake), in the county of Oppland. In addition to GUC, there are two other institutions of higher education in the region surrounding Mjøsa - Lillehammer University College and Hedmark University College. These three institutions cooperate in a number of ways and have started a process that will possibly lead to the consolidation into a university.Gjøvik University College (GUC) is one of 25 state university colleges in Norway and has approximately 1700 students and 200 employees and administrative staff. It was established in 1994 as part of the national reorganisation of higher education and consists of two former institutions within engineering and nursing education. Gjøvik University College is organised in three academic faculties and offers studies within health and social work, health technology, engineering, computer science and media technology. GUC is localised at Kallerud in Gjøvik.

First established in 1935, the Norwegian School of Veterinary Science (NVH) is the sole institution educating veterinary surgeons and veterinary nurses in Norway. The school is also responsible for the major part of all veterinary research conducted in the country. NVH is a state owned, autonomous institution of higher education, with university level status. The school has a student body of 470, including 80 doctoral students. NVH has four academic departments, all involved in teaching and research: Department of Basic Sciences & Aquatic Medicine Department of Food Safety & Infection Biology Department of Production Animal Clinical Sciences Department of Companion Animal Clinical Sciences While the main campus is based at Adamstua in Oslo, the Sections for Artic Veterinary Medicine and Small Ruminants are based, respectively, in Tromsø in the far north, and Sandnes in the south west of the country. In addition, the school runs the national animal hospital and several other clinics serving patients in and around the Oslo area. It also incorporates the central clinical laboratory, the Section for Laboratory Animals, and various other diagnostic clinics and teaching and research stations.

University Graduate Center gives teaching and instruction for Master’s and Ph.D. students within specific technological subjects. The students are usually enrolled at the University of Oslo or NTNU, but other students are also welcome to join.University Graduate Center gives teaching and instruction for Master’s and Ph.D. students within specific technological subjects. The students are usually enrolled at the University of Oslo or NTNU, but other students are also welcome to join. UNIK collaborates a great deal with the Kjeller institutes, and when UNIK was founded in 1987, it was because of the fact that the research institutes at Kjeller had special and highly qualified research communities that both universities and the institutes believed students would profit from. Collaboration with the Kjeller institutes is still UNIK’s most important resource, where 60 Ph.D. research fellows and 60 Master's Degree students receive their education. The last few years, UNIK has developed similar collaborations with research communities at relevant industrial companies

The University Centre in Svalbard (UNIS) is the world's northernmost higher education institution, located in Longyearbyen at 78°N. UNIS offers high quality courses at the undergraduate, graduate and postgraduate level in Arctic Biology, Arctic Geology, Arctic Geophysics and Arctic Technology.The University Centre in Svalbard (UNIS) is the world’s northernmost higher education institution, located in Longyear at 78º N. UNIS offers high quality courses at the undergraduate, graduate and postgraduate level in Arctic Biology, Arctic Geology, Arctic Geophysics and Arctic Technology. Background UNIS was established in 1993 to provide university level education in Arctic studies, to carry out high quality research, and to contribute to the development of Svalbard as an international research platform. UNIS’ geographical position gives it a unique advantage, enabling students and faculty to use nature as a laboratory, arena for observation and data collection. UNIS is a share-holding company, owned by the Norwegian Ministry of Education and Research. The four traditional Norwegian universities; Oslo, Bergen, Trondheim and Tromsø, are represented on our Board of Directors. Thus, UNIS works closely with the mainland universities and the UNIS courses are intended to complement the teaching given by the mainland universities.

Narvik University College (NUC) is one of 26 State University Colleges in Norway which offers higher education through various study programmes. The number of students attending the NUC accounts for just above 1200 spread out on a number of undergraduate, graduate and postgraduate study programmes in the fields of engineering, health & nursing and business management. The College is organised in 4 departments (institutes): Department of Building, Production and Engineering Design Department of Scientific Computing, Electrical Engineering and Space Technology Department of Applied Sciences Department of Health and Nursing Science

Sogn og Fjordane University College (HSF) is a medium sized, modern institution of higher education in Norway. It is dedicated to the students and the development of the Sogn and Fjordane region. The location of the University College - at three intimate campuses between mountains and Fjords in the Western part of Norway - has led to a special focus on Distance Learning, Natural Sciences and Sport. HSF provide many areas for study given by The Faculty of: Business Management and Tourism Engineering and Science Health Studies Social Sciences Teacher Education and Sports The mission of HSF is to be an open and flexible university college, regionally based, playing a major role and having an international perspective

The Norwegian School of Sport Sciences (NSSS) is a Specialized University. NSSS holds a national responsibility to provide higher education and scientific research in its corresponding fields. Studies The Norwegian School of Sport Sciences offers opportunities to study at the Bachelor, Masters and Doctoral level. There are currently 1300 full-time and part-time students at NSSS. The education is of high international quality and gives the students competence that is relevant for society and stimulates personal development. The requirements for admission to first year are a university admission certification or approved practical experience together with passing a physical examination. First year is the basis year and is common for all the Bachelor courses. The School subsequently offers seven Bachelor courses with the following specializations: • Physical activity and health • Coaching • Sport management • Sport, individual and society • Physical education – teacher education • Outdoor recreation/nature • Sport biology

Hedmark University College is located in the south-eastern part of Norway, approximately 2 hours drive north of Oslo. With more than 4000 students it is one of the largest university Colleges in Norway. The college provides high standards and modern research-based teaching. A central component in the internationalisation process is the movement of students and staff across national borders. Hedmark University College is a international oriented University College and emphasises student and staff exchanges through European and national cooperation programmes and bilateral agreements.

Buskerud University College offers a broad range of degree programmes and diploma courses across various fields of study. We prepare our students for professional careers in public institutions, within health services, education and management, as well as for technical, financial and administrative positions in trade and industry. We focus on creating a conducive environment for research at our institution. By working closely with the local community and industry, not only do we aim to keep our programs updated, but to educate our students for the increasingly demanding workplace. Campus HønefossInternational focus and connections Buskerud University College aims to strengthen and develop our international focus and connections. Our goal is that the professional operations of the college are characterized by international collaboration within all the various fields of specialization through curriculum development and research, as well as student and faculty exchanges. Students and faculty are encouraged and provided with opportunities to actively participate in international educational forums. Our expertise within open and distance learning and multimedia assist in further developing our international collaborations. Campus KongsbergWe will continue to increase the international focus in our research and teaching by way of projects, joint degrees and exchanges and thus provide our students with the necessary skills to succeed in an increasingly global workplace. As a part of our international focus, we are developing our portofolio of courses taught in English. At the present time, English taught courses are offered by the following departments: Business administration (30 ECTS, spring and autumn) Political science (30 ECTS, spring) Engineering (60 ECTS, spring and autumn) Visual communication (60 ECTS, autumn and spring - starting august 08) Human rights, human dignity and cultural diversity (15 ECTS) Norwegian language and culture (7.5 ECTS)

The University of Agder was established on 1 September, 2007 when Agder University College received university accreditation. Agder University College had its roots in Agder College, established in 1994 when six regional colleges merged as a result of the national university college reform.

Akershus University College is one of 26 State University Colleges in Norway. The campus is located in Lillestroem, north-east of Oslo. We offer our 3900 students and 300 staff members excellent facilities in our technically modern building. The University College offers a variety of professional study programmes within the following four faculties: Faculty of Product Design Faculty of Nursing Education Faculty of Social Education Faculty of Technical and Vocational Teacher Education Within this structure the university college offers a variety of Bachelor´s- and Master´s programmes and one- and two-year extension courses and continuing courses

Finnmark University College is situated at the top of Europe, and is the northernmost University College in the world. We can offer you a modern learning environment in pleasant new facilities, the best in modern equipment, academically skilled teachers, and last but not least, a very active body of students. Finnmark is a meeting place for Sami, Finnish, Norwegian and Russian cultures. This marks Finnmark off as a special county. Moreover, many places in the county have a sizable population of immigrants from all the continents of the world, which contributes to the multicultural character of the region. In the coastal areas fishery is the most important industry, whereas in the interior districts it is reindeer herding and agriculture which dominate. Tourism and service industries are also important. Fish farming is a great growth industry in Finnmark.

Welcome to Aalesund University College’s international web pages. Starting from here you will find general information on the study programmes we offer, which are all at undergraduate level, and on admission requirements. We also present higher education in Norway, and you will find information on the Aalesund area In the menue on the right you will find useful information and facts about Norway. You will also find practical information to help you plan your stay as a student in Norway and of course - information on how to get here.

The Norwegian Teacher Academy for Studies in Religion and Education (Norsk Lærerakademi/NLA) was founded in 1966. Rooted in the Norwegian lay Christian movement which developed through the 19th century, the Academy is one of the few private university colleges in Norway. It consists of two schools: Norsk Lærerakademi (NLA) / NLA School of Education and Religion (introduced here), and NLA Lærerhøgskolen / NLA College of Teacher Education. For more than thirty-five years the Academy has been involved in a thorough reshaping of Norwegian undergraduate and graduate education. Our aim is to develop and represent an alternative to the education given by state universities. The Academy is run by six Christian organizations which denominationally belong to the (Lutheran) Church of Norway. It is committed to highly qualified teaching and research, and its exams are approved by the Ministry of Education and Research in Norway as equivalent to those of the state universities. The Academy has major professional and academic programmes in Education, Religious Education/Theology and Intercultural Studies. The curricula and the teaching methods of the Academy reflect a strong commitment to the education of persons who are able to assess both the academic studies and the current trends and developments in society as a whole.

The Norwegian School of Information Technology, NITH, is a private university college, owned by Anthon B. Nielsen AS. NITH is the only Norwegian university college that specializes in information technology. The University College is also the country’s largest provider of bachelor’s degree in the field of Information Systems. NITH cooperates with Brunel University in London to deliver postgraduate IT education at an international standard. The course of study is offered at the NITH Oslo campus, and is taught by lecturers from both NITH and Brunel University. Master of Technology (2 years/full time) and Master of Science (2 years/part time) are available from this postgraduate programmes. Applications to our Master Programmes should be made as early as possible, and in any case by early September, please use our Application Form.

Bergen National Academy of the Arts (KHiB) is one of two national independent institutions offering higher education within visual arts and design. Bergen National Academy of the Arts (short in Norwegian: KHiB) offers a three year BA and two year MA study programme in the Subject Areas Visual Communication, Furniture- and Spatial Design/Interior Architecture, Photography, Printmaking, Ceramics, Textiles and Visual Arts. KHiB also participates int the national Research Fellowship Programme in the Arts (PhD-level).

Queen Maud's College of Early Childhood Education (QMC)was established in 1947 as a foundation built on Christian basic values. We have currently about 800 students, and 90 professional employees. The college is located in Trondheim in Central Norway on a beautiful campus. We have enthusiastic teachers and an innovative professional environment. A lot of effort has been made to encourage men to start in Early Childhood Education and Care. The share of men has increased from 10 to 21% of the student population. Queen Maud’s College has received The Gender Equality Prize for its successful work in recruiting men to the profession. QMC participates in the ERASMUS and NORDPLUS programmes. It is leading Network for Preschool Teacher Training and Preschool Development in Southern Africa, namely Zambia, Namibia, Swaziland, Botswana, Mozambique and Tanzania. We wish to expand our international networks of partner institutions and increase the number of student and staff exchanges.