A Scandinavian country, Norway is well developed and forward thinking. Known for its Viking ancestors, Norway has a long and fascinating history. With beautiful and famous Aurora Borealis (Northern Lights) and a great reputation for research, Norway is perfect for any international student.
Officially the Kingdom of Norway, the country is located in Northwestern Europe. It is home to over 5.3 million people, and this population is incredibly diverse. As well as the mainland area of Norway, the Kingdom also includes the island of Jan Mayen and the archipelago of Svalbard. Norway shares land borders with Sweden, Finland and Russia, and has a vast coastline. Due Norway’s proximity to the Gulf Stream, it benefits from a mild climate.
Norway has two official languages, and these each have variants. The first is Norwegian, with the variants being Bokmål and Nynorsk. The second is Sami, with the variants being Norther, Lule and Southern. As well as these, there are three official minority languages; Kven, Romani and Romanes.
It is very common for degrees to be offered in Norwegian and English at institutions in Norway. A large majority of the population also speak good English. If you choose to study in a non-native language, you may have to provide evidence of your language proficiency. If you do not meet the language requirements, your institution may offer language courses to help you improve. Some degrees require you to have advanced knowledge of the Norwegian language, and these usually include a one-year language course for non-Norwegian speakers.
Why Study in Norway?
A progressive country, Norway strives to provide students with high quality education. There are three types of public higher education institution in Norway. These are universities, university colleges and specialist university colleges. There are also many private higher education institutions. The Norwegian education system follows the Bologna Process, meaning that you can gain a bachelor’s, master’s degree.
There are 4 of Norway’s universities in the 2022 QS World University Rankings top 500. The highest ranked is the University of Oslo, which is placed at 102nd. The next highest ranked is the University of Bergen, which is placed at 199th.
Couple the fantastic quality of universities in Norway with the gorgeous scenery and high standards of living, and you have a great study environment.
For the majority of study programs in Norway, there’s only one admission period. In general the application deadline for foreign students is between December 1st to March 15th for courses starting the following autumn (August).
IELTS is required minimum score is overall 6/6.5.
Yes, students can be allowed to work up to 20 hours a week
All students who plan to stay in Norway, if their courses for more than three months they will need a Student Residence Permit. Requirements and procedures depend on their current country of residency.
The regulations of concerning health insurance depend on your current country of residency.
Particular scholarships and financial schemes are available for foreign students. Scholarship eligibility depends on your current country of residency and level of completed education.
Generally, universities and state university colleges do not have any tuition fees. This is also allow for foreign students. However, very few programmes/courses may have fees. Private institutions normally have tuition fees.
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