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Studying in Norway

Norwegian educational institutes are constantly transforming to accommodate the international student. That is why there are approximately 15,000 international students studying in Norway.

You can study in Norway through the established undergraduate and graduate degree programs in one of the private or government funded universities or colleges. You may also study in Norway as an exchange student if your home institution has an exchange program with one of the Norwegian institutes. Finally you may study in Norway through an institution offering short term summer programs.

There is a large variety of summer programs offered by different institutes and universities. One example is the intensive, six week Master’s and Bachelor’s level courses available. In such courses students will be required to go to class daily, take examinations, and write papers just like in a regular semester course, except faster. At the end of the course students get a transcript and certified credits. The students will have to check with their home institutions if they will accept the accreditation before taking such a program.

Universities and state colleges in Norway do not charge international students any tuition fee. Living in Norway, however is more expensive than many other European countries. Some international students may also be entitled to financial support for living expenses if they fulfil certain prerequisites. This is possible through various fellowship programs, student loans, or scholarships. Duration of each can range from one or two semesters to the full course of studies.

If your studies in Norway will mean having to stay more than six months, then you have to register with the National Registry, and get an identity number. The registration is done at the tax assessment office. The number will be needed if you plan to apply for a loan or open a bank account.

 

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