You can find institutions of higher education located all over Norway. The major cities may have both a university and various university colleges. In addition to regular programmes like humanities, social sciences and natural sciences, every institution has their own specialty areas. Combine your academic interests with an exciting geographical location!
Bergen Academy of Art and DesignMORE INFORMATION
KHiB is a central arena for education and development in the fields of art and design. The institution shall cultivate new expressions in art and design, promote a high degree of competence in selected fields and contribute to innovation and professional development.
Art and design are essential for the formation of tomorrow's society. KHiB shall be active in formulating premises for community development. We have 300 students and around 100 staff members.
KHiB is part of international networks and encourage students to use exchange programmes in their studies. 30% of the academic staff are recruited internationally.
programme name level MA Study Programme in Design Master MA Study Programme in Fine Art Master
BI Norwegian Business SchoolMORE INFORMATION
BI Norwegian Business School is an internationally recognised and accredited institution. The school was founded in 1943 and since then, has developed in to a fully fledged 'School of Management'. It received EQUIS accreditation from the European Foundation for Management Development in 1999 and was reaccredited in 2005.BI hosts Norway's largest and one of Europe largest and most productive academic environments in the area of business economics and administration, marketing and management.
The school offers a full range of programs taught in English:
Bachelor of Business Administration
Bachelor of Shipping and Finance
Master of Science
Executive MBA programmes
All international programs are taught at the exciting new campus of the school in Oslo.
programme name level Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) Bachelor Master of Science in Business Master Master of Science in Finance Master Master of Science in Leadership & Organizational Psychology Master Master of Science in Strategic Marketing Management Master Part-time (Executive) MBA Master Part-time Executive Master in Energy Management Master
Diakonhjemmet University CollegeMORE INFORMATION
programme name level Master's Degree in Diakonia and Christian Social Practice Master
Hedmark University CollegeMORE INFORMATION
Hedmark University College (HiHM) is among the largest of the university colleges in Norway (4000 students). It provides high standards and modern, research-based teaching. HiHM consists of four faculties located at four different centres of learning:
- The Faculty of Education and Natural Sciences with programmes offered at Hamar
- The Faculty of Health and Sport Sciences in Elverum
- The Faculty of Business Administration, Social Sciences and Computer Science at Rena
- The Faculty of Forestry and Wildlife Management at Evenstad
Hedmark University College has increasingly active international campuses and cooperates with universities in the United States, in Africa, in Asia, Australia and in Europe. We are highly involved with European education programmes such as Erasmus and Nordplus. These programmes give students and staff an opportunity to study, teach or do research at other universities.
programme name level Master in Applied Ecology Master
Lillehammer University CollegeMORE INFORMATION
Lillehammer University College has 4 faculties:
1. Faculty of Social Sciences, incl. bachelor programmes in travel and tourism, business administration, organisation and management and social science, as well as several 1-year programmes. Master's degrees are offered in innovation and business development, education, european integration.
2. Faculty of Television Production and Film Studies, with bachelor programmes in directing for television, professional broadcasting, film and tv science and culture management. A master's degree is offered in film science.
3. Faculty of Health and Social Work with bachelor programmes in social work, child care and welfare, social education and psychology. Master programmes are offered in welfare policy, welfare mangement, health and social work with children and youth.
4. The Norwegian Film School.
MF Norwegian School of TheologyMORE INFORMATION
MF Norwegian School of Theology is located in Oslo and has three departments; the Department of Theology, the Department of Religious Education and Pedagogical studies, and the Department of Religion and Society.
MF Norwegian School of Theology was established in 1908 as an independent (non-governmental) specialised university for Theology in order to educate ministers for the Church of Norway (Lutheran). From the beginning the institution has had a double commitment: academic excellence and Christian identity.
Growing recognition of theological scholarship has been accompanied by growth in the student body, and MF has for many years been by far the largest theological institution in Norway with approximately 1100 students and a faculty of 40 professors and 10 associate professors. MF Norwegian School of Theology has trained about 70 % of the clergy of the Church of Norway (Lutheran), as well as teachers, catechists, missionaries and other workers in church and society.
programme name level M.Phil - History of Religions Master M.Phil - Religion, Society and Global Issues Master M.Phil in Christianity and Judaism in Antiquity Bachelor M.Phil in Theology Master
Molde University College - Specialized University in LogisticsMORE INFORMATION
Molde University College -Specialized University in Logistics (HiMolde) is located at the small and very scenic city Molde on the Western coast of Norway, with about 26 000 inhabitants, and has approximately 2500 students at three faculties: The Faculty of Logistics, the Faculty of Business Administration and Social Sciences, and the Faculty of Health Sciences and Social Care. We are the most central higher educational institution in Norway when it comes to offering education within Logistics. Our institution is one of the nine specialized universities in Norway, and offers study programs at Bachelor's, Master's and PhD levels. However, the main language of instruction at the undergraduate (Bachelor's) programs is Norwegian, and except for a limited number of incoming international exchange students each semester, these programs are not open for international applicants seeking admission to obtain a degree. HiMolde does not offer an Introductory Program in Norwegian language and Culture for International Students (IFUS program).
At the moment around 130 international students are studying at our five international MSc programs; MSc in Logistics, MSc in Petroleum Logistics, MSc in Engineering Logistics, MSc in Event Management, and MSc in Sport Management, and the 3 years PhD program in Logistics. The MSc in Logistics (started in 1999), the MSc in Event Management (started in 2010), the MSc in Sport Management (started in 2011), the MSc in Engineering Logistics (started in 2014) and the MSc in Petroleum Logistics (started in 2015) are so far the only international master's programs taught in English at our specialized university. For admission in 2016 the following three international MSc programs will be offered: MSc in Logistics, MSc in Petroleum Logistics, and MSc in Sport Management. In 2016 there will be no new admission to the MSc program in Event Management and the MSc program in Engineering Logistics, since these MSc programs will be closed down. Admission to our 2 years (120 ECTS credits) international MSc programs takes place in the spring semester, where all the programs begin in mid August.
For admission in year 2016, the application deadline to the international MSc programs for international applicants with international education applying directly from abroad, and applicants who already have a temporary residence permit in Norway is 1 February 2016. Norwegian citizens and applicants with a permanent residence permit in Norway can apply within the application deadline: 15 April 2016.
Contact person for international applicants to our international MSc programs:
Ms Ragnhild Brakstad
Adviser/ International Coordinator MSc/ PhD studies
Molde University College - Specialized University in Logistics
(Email: Ragnhild.Brakstad@himolde.no. Phone: + 47 71 21 41 08).
programme name level Master of Science in Logistics Master Master of Science in Petroleum Logistics Master Master of Science in Sport Management Master
NHH - Norwegian School of EconomicsMORE INFORMATION
Founded in 1936, NHH is the leading business school in Norway. It is the first choice for Norwegian students and for the Norwegian business community. NHH has a faculty of high standing in the international research community.
NHH offers a three-year Bachelor of Science degree, a two-year Master of Science degree, and a three-year Doctor of philosophy degree. The latter two are offered to international students. Within the MSc programme international students can attend NHH through both the CEMS partnership and several Double Degree programmes. Exchange is available for foreign students at the bachelor and master levels.
The MSc in Economics and Business Administration is the key element in NHH`s portfolio of programmes. It consists of eight distinctive profiles, of which six are offered for international students: Economics (ECN), Energy, Natural Resources and the Environment (ENE), Finance (FIE), International Business (MIB), Marketing and Brand Management (MBM) and Strategic Management (STR).
As part of the CEMS network, NHH offers the CEMS Master’s in International Management, the most international and culturally diverse MSc in the market. It has been ranked as the number one international MIM programme by Financial Times through the last decade.
At NHH we offer a wide range of opportunities for international students. Whether you wish to attend a short programme like the graduate summer school or the acknowledged MSc programme, NHH guarantees high quality education.
NLA University CollegeMORE INFORMATION
NLA University College is a private, Christian college with four campuses in three cities. Altogether we have approximately 2000 students spread on our campuses in Bergen, Oslo and Kristiansand. This makes us the third largest private higher education institution in Norway. NLA University College is accredited by the Norwegian Agency for Quality Assurance in Education. This means that the academic level and standard is the same as in public universities
programme name level Master in Intercultural Studies Master
Nord UniversityMORE INFORMATION
Nord University has 12.000 students and 1.200 staff members and hosts around 600 international students each year. The university has nine study locations in Central and Northern Norway, equipped with state of the art teaching and research facilities. The university’s core fields relate to bioeconomics, business, welfare innovation, health and education, with English-language courses and degree programmes at all study levels. Nord University also offers a range of flexible and online study programmes via active use of digital learning technology.
Internationalisation is a strategic focus area for the development of Nord University. The institution has established collaborations with international partners in the High North and around the globe. Established joint degree programmes and research projects with, among others, Russia, the Ukraine and Slovakia, build on strong educational networks. Nord University supports a lively and diverse student community.
programme name level Bachelor of Science (BSc) in Biology Bachelor Master of Science in Business Master Master of Science in Energy Management Master MSc in Biology and Aquaculture Master Social Science (Master) Master
Norwegian Academy of MusicMORE INFORMATION
The Norwegian Academy of Music offers music education of the highest level in Norway and holds a central position in the Norwegian world of music. Throughout the years the Academy has contributed to a solid foundation for many of Norway's most renowned musicians. The Norwegian Academy of Music - offers the highest level of education for performers and composers, pedagogues and music therapists - is an artistic and creative centre - provide research within various fields of music. We offer a variety of programmesat all levels, one of the results being that the Academy is Oslo's biggest concert producer presenting approximately 300 concerts a year. The Norwegian Academy of Music is a specialised university college with 561 students, and offers both undergraduate and postgraduate courses.
programme name level Artist Diploma - Master of Music Performance Master Master of Music in Composition Master Master of Music in Conducting Master Master of Music Performance Master Master of Music Performance Technology Master One-Year Graduate Performance Diploma - Classical Master
Norwegian University of Life SciencesMORE INFORMATION
Founded in 1859 as the only Norwegian agricultural post-graduate college, the Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NMBU) is now recognised as a leading international centre of knowledge, focused on higher education and research within environmental- and biosciences.
NMBU focuses specifically on:
- land use and natural resource management
In total, there are some 3,800 students at NMBU of which about 430 are PhD students. Annually, NMBU confers about 50 to 60 PhD degrees upon successful candidates. There are many different nationalities at NMBU. The international students make up about 15% of all students at the University. About 180 of the 600 courses at the Bachelor and Master level are taught in English, as well as many PhD level courses. Seven Master-level and one Bachelor-level programme(s) are conducted fully in English. Besides theoretical and scientific education, emphasis is placed on practical training. Around 30% of NMBU students conduct part of their studies abroad.
Together with other research institutes established at Aas, NMBU provides state-of-the-art knowledge based on a broad range of disciplines. NMBU's main objectives are:
To be a major player in the field of life sciences, focusing on the core disciplines: biology, food and environmental science, land use and natural resource management as well as associated aesthetic and technical subjects.
To actively contribute to business development and continue to strengthen the scientific basis for agriculture, aquaculture and other industries based on the utilisation of natural resources.
A broad range of study programmes are offered at Bachelor, Master and PhD level.
Norwegian University of Science and TechnologyMORE INFORMATION
Welcome to the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU). Creative, Constructive, Critical. These are the keywords in our strategy. As the name states, the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), is a centre for technological education and research in Norway, with a solid foundation in the natural sciences. This tradition is interwoven with broadly based expertise in the classical university disciplines of the humanities, medicine and the social sciences. At the same time, NTNU offers the widest range of education in subjects such as music, the visual arts and architecture, of all the universities in Norway. At NTNU we strive to encourage soaring imagination and restless curiosity. Our ambition is to promote a creative interplay between all forms of human intellectual activities, the arts, the natural and social sciences, and technology.
Oslo and Akershus University College of Applied SciencesMORE INFORMATION
Oslo and Akershus University College of Applied Sciences (HiOA) provides the widest range of professional higher education in Norway. Our programmes lead to professional diplomas and degrees in all main areas of society. HiOA has seven faculties: Faculty of Nursing, Faculty of Engineering, Faculty of Health Science, Faculty of Social Science, Faculty of Journalism, Library and Information Science, Faculty of Education, Faculty of Fine Art and Drama. We have 11 000 students and a staff of 1 100. We offer around 50 study programmes (Bachelor, Master and a PhD in the study of professions). Research and development is carried out in all the academic areas of HiOA. We have developed a particular expertise within three research and development areas which continue to be important to us; pedagogy, multicultural work and the study of professions. Internationalisation is an important issue in HiOA’s strategy of improving quality in education and research. We have an increasing number of courses and programmes offered in English for international students, see: http://www.hioa.no/eng/
School of Mission and TheologyMORE INFORMATION
- A variety of study programmes in theology, religion, intercultural communication and globalisation - An inclusive and international student and staff fellowship - A highly qualified academic staff and well organised research library - A private owned specialized university
programme name level Master Degree in Theology Master Master of Global Studies Master
Sogn og Fjordane University CollegeMORE INFORMATION
Sogn og Fjordane University College is a medium sized higher education institution situated in Western Norway.
Our non-profit organisation offers higher education to approximately 4000 students. There are 330 employees ensuring that both education and research are of excellent quality. We offer a broad range of academic opportunities at Bachelor- and Master-level, and engage in educational and research cooperation with regional, national and international partners.
We have won favor among international students for our small, intimate locations, high academic standards, close relations between students and staff and vibrant student life. The local communities in Sogndal and Førde are large enough for cultural activities to flourish with a varied selection of sport events, concerts, films and theatrical productions, yet small enough to maintain an intimate feel.
Stord/Haugesund University CollegeMORE INFORMATION
Stord/Haugesund University College is a medium sized and modern state institution of higher education with approximately 3300 students and 300 employees.
The College is organized in three faculties:
Faculty of Teacher and Cultural Education
Faculty of Technology, Business, and Maritime Education
Faculty of Health Education
Stord/Haugesund University College offers studies of high quality, directed towards specific professions in society, and there is a great demand for graduates from our study programs. Our areas of commitment are:
Didactics and professional knowledge in teacher education
Petromaritime business activities
programme name level Master's degree in Fire Safety Master
The Oslo School of Architecture and DesignMORE INFORMATION
The Oslo School of Architecture and Design (AHO) is an autonomous specialized university college founded in 1946. AHO offer master's degree programs in architecture, design and landscape architecture and a Ph.D. program. There are currently approximately 600 students (30 % international students at master's level) and 50 Ph.D. candidates enrolled.
AHO offer excellent learning environments, i.e. workshops, library, studios with a personal workspace for each student and a 10-1 student-teacher rate. All courses at master's level are taught in English.
AHO offer studio based education which integrates teaching academic knowledge and skills as part of the project work. Studio teaching is an intensive form of teaching that entails a high exchange of knowledge between the teacher and student.
AHO is centrally located in Oslo, close to the popular cultural area of Grünerløkka.
programme name level Master of Architecture Master Master of Design Master Master of Landscape Architecture Master Master of Landscape Architecture (Tromsø Academy for Landscape and Territorial Studies) Master
University College of Southeast NorwayMORE INFORMATION
University College of Southeast Norway is a newly merged, ambitious university college, aspiring to be among Norway's best higher educational institutions. It is located in the south of Norway, in different campuses around Oslo. We offer an informal and study-friendly environment, and our campuses are relatively small with an open-door policy where we dedicate time and attention to each student. Programmes (bachelor, master and PHD) are offered within the fields of Social Sciences, Business, Engineering, Maritime sciences, Health sciences, Optometry and Teacher education. HBV collaborates with many reputable universities all around the world and we encourage our students to participate in international exchange programs.
University of AgderMORE INFORMATION
The University of Agder has approximately 9,000 students and about 1000 acadmic and administrative staff. The annual intake of international exchange students and degree-seeking students is more than 200. It is situated on the southern tip of Norway with good access to the Continent and the rest of the world.
There are three campus towns: Kristiansand, Grimstad. UiA offers about 50 Bachelor's and 20 Master's programmes in five faculties:
- Faculty of Health and Sport
- Faculty of Humanities and Education
- Faculty of Fine Arts
- Faculty of Engineering and Science
- Faculty of Economics and Social Sciences
The degree programmes consist of both traditional university programmes and professional programmes.
University of BergenMORE INFORMATION
The University of Bergen (UiB) is a young and modern university. Our focus on international co-operation has been essential from the beginning, and has earned the institution the reputation as Norway’s international university. Students and academics alike benefit from a rich mixture of cultures and nations on campus, which is mirrored in the high profile research fields at the university. We aim to be a national centre for development research and contribute considerably in research related to this field. Bergen is a coastal city that historically has relied on export and import of fish and fish products. It is therefore not a coincidence that the university has become a leading research institution within marine disciplines. This position will be maintained by allocating substantial resources also in the future.
The university’s academic landscape is characterised by diversity. The conscious emphasis on research and tuition makes the university an important supplier of knowledge both nationally and internationally. Should you choose to study at the University of Bergen, you can rest assured that you will be positively influenced by the city and the university. We, on our part, look forward to your contribution as an international student on our campus.
University of OsloMORE INFORMATION
Founded in 1811, the University of Oslo is Norway’s largest and leading institution of higher education and research. Today, the University of Oslo has approximately 30,000 students and 4,600 employees, divided between the following eight Faculties: Theology, Law, Medicine, Humanities, Mathematics and Natural Sciences, Dentistry, Social Sciences, and Education. Four Nobel Prize winners indicate the quality of the research at the University. International students may choose between more than 30 Master's Degrees programmes taught entirely in English and over 800 individual cources. In keeping with national priorities, the University of Oslo's international policy focuses strongly on solidarity and participation in global development. At present, the University has more than 500 bilateral agreements and cooperation projects with other universities worldwide.
University of StavangerMORE INFORMATION
The University of Stavanger has approximately 10,100 students and 1300 academic, administration, and service staff. It offers a wide range of study and research programmes. The University consists of the Faculty of Arts and Education, the Faculty of Social Sciences, the Faculty of Science and Technology, and the Museum of Archaeology.
The University has been welcoming students from all over the world since it was established in 2005. However, the academic roots of the University go further into the past. One of the subject fields dates back to 1912, while the width of the academic and research facilities progressed from 1970s to this day.
International students form an integral part of the community on campus, and currently just over 10% of our students have an international background. The University embraces the globalised world, but never forgets to nurture its local, regional and national roots.
The location of the University of Stavanger lies on Norway’s south-west coast and is surrounded by magnificent and diverse landscapes. The region offers a variety of outdoor activities, ranging from surfing and fishing, via skiing, hiking, climbing and base jumping, to walking on sandy beaches.
University of Tromsø The Arctic University of NorwayMORE INFORMATION
The University of Tromsø with 6.500 students and 1.700 staff members is the northernmost university in the world and one of 6 universities in Norway. It offers a broad range of subject fields in six faculties/schools with studies in humanities, social sciences, natural sciences/mathematics/statistics/informatics, law, medical sciences and fisheries science. All the main subject areas are offered at Bachelor's, Master's and PhD level. The prioritised research subject fields are mainly related to the Arctic and subarctic regions; Northern Light and space research, fisheries research, biotechnology, multicultural societies, indigenous studies, community medicine, theoretical linguistics, among others. The overall objective of the University of Tromsø is to develop, maintain and disseminate relevant knowledge through education and research of high international standard. The Strategy on Internationalisation is one important tool in the efforts to reach the University’s overall objective. The internationalisation work is based on the notion of academic quality and seeks to strengthen all aspects of the University’s activities. The University of Tromsø cooperates with institutions on all the continents and takes part in several international student and teacher exchange programmes. The University welcomes more international students, both degree students and guest students, and has a steadily increasing list of study offers taught exclusively in English. Visit http://www.uit.no