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!
BI Norwegian Business SchoolMORE INFORMATIONBI Norwegian Business School is a independent, not-for-profit foundation whose sole focus is education and research. Any profit will be used to strengthen BI’s research and learning environment in accordance with the objectives of the school.
programme name level Business Master Business Administration (BBA) Bachelor Business Analytics Master Business and Administration - Executive MBA, part-time Master Leadership & Organizational Psychology Master Management in Energy - Executive Master, part-time Master Master of Science in Finance Master Quantitative Finance Master Strategic Marketing Management Master
Inland Norway University of Applied Sciences (INN University)MORE INFORMATIONAs of January 1st 2017 Hedmark University of Applied Sciences and Lillehammer University College are merged into the new institution Inland Norway University of Applied Sciences (INN University)
Our new institution offers 35 one-year study programs, 52 Bachelor programs, 31 Master programs and 4 PhD programs (plus one in cooperation with the Norwegian University of Science and Technology) in addition to a number of Teacher education and further education programs.
Our academic offer covers a vast number of subject areas: ecology and agricultural sciences, psychology, sports, law, music, pedagogy, health sciences, social sciences, teacher education, language and literature, biotechnology, film, tv and culture, tourism, animation and game sciences, economics, leadership and innovation.
INN University will operate on six campuses in south-eastern Norway: Lillehammer, Hamar, Blæstad, Elverum, Rena and Evenstad and will have approximately 13 000 students and 952 employees.
programme name level Applied and Commercial Biotechnology Master Applied Ecology Master Special education - practical skills transformative learning Master Sustainable Agriculture Master
MF Norwegian School of TheologyMORE INFORMATIONMF 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 Christianity and Judaism in Antiquity Master History of Religions Master Religion, Society and Global Issues Master 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 2000 students at our three faculties: The Faculty of Logistics, the Faculty of Business Administration and Social Sciences, and the Faculty of Health Sciences and Social Care. Approximately 250 students with foreign nationalities are today studying at HiMolde, over 10 % of all our students. Our campus is therefore very international, and the international students are very well integrated in education, research and student life.
HiMolde is the most central higher education in Norway when it comes to offering education within Logistics, and Sport Management. Our institution is one of the 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 under Erasmus + 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). The PhD program in Logistics is the only PhD program held in English, and is mainly open to PhD scholars who have already obtained a PhD position at HiMolde.For admission in 2018, the following three international MSc programs taught in English will be offered to both Norwegian and international applicants:
programme name level Logistics Master Petroleum Logistics Master Sport Management Master
NLA University CollegeMORE INFORMATIONNLA 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 Intercultural Studies Master
Nord UniversityMORE INFORMATIONNord 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 3D art, Animation and VFX Bachelor Biology and Aquaculture Master Business Master Circumpolar Studies Bachelor Energy Management Master English Bachelor Games and Entertainment Technology Bachelor Science in Biology Bachelor Social Science Master
Norwegian Academy of MusicMORE INFORMATIONThe 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 Classical - Graduate Performance Diploma One-year programme Composition - Master of Music Master Conducting - Master of Music Master Music Performance - Artist Diploma Master Performance - Master of Music Master Performance Technology - Master of Music Master
Norwegian School of Economics (NHH)MORE INFORMATIONFounded 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.
programme name level Economics Master Energy, Natural Resources and the Environment Master Finance Master International Business Master Marketing and Brand Management Master Strategy and Management Master
Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NMBU)MORE INFORMATIONFounded 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.
programme name level Agroecology Master Animal Breeding and Genetics Master Aquaculture Master Data Science Master Ecology Master Economics Master Environment and Natural Resources Master Feed Manufacturing Technology Master International Development Studies Master International Environment and Development Studies Bachelor International Environmental Studies Master International Relations Master Plant Science Master Radioecology Master
Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU)MORE INFORMATIONAt NTNU, the Norwegian University of Science and Technology, we create knowledge for a better world and solutions that can change everyday life.
NTNU is a university with an international focus, with headquarters in Trondheim and campuses in Ålesund and Gjøvik. NTNU has a main profile in science and technology, a variety of programmes of professional study, and great academic breadth that also includes the humanities, social sciences, economics, medicine, health sciences, educational science, architecture, entrepreneurship, art disciplines and artistic activities.
NTNU has eight faculties, the University Museum and University Library, more than 40 000 students and 7100 full-time equivalent employees.
NTNU is committed to innovative education, especially increased use of learning methods with active student involvement and digitization.
NTNU has four strategic areas of research in 2014–2023: sustainability, energy, oceans, and health. The university is also the host or partner for 35 large research centres.
Some 9 per cent of NTNU’s students are international and we have a wide international network. NTNU has offices in Japan and Brussels (together with the University of Bergen and SINTEF).
Oslo and Akershus University College of Applied SciencesMORE INFORMATIONOslo and Akershus University College of Applied Sciences (HiOA) is Norway’s third largest higher education institution in terms of student numbers, with strong traditions in professional education and applied research. The institution is located in the metropolitan area of Oslo and Akershus – the fastest expanding region in Norway in terms of population growth and economic activity.
HiOA offers programmes in health sciences, education and international studies, social sciences, technology and art and design at bachelor’s degree and master’s degree levels, and is unique in offering professional programmes also at the doctoral level.
HiOA offers an increasing number of courses and programmes in English for international students, see: www.hioa.no/eng
programme name level International Social Welfare and Health Policy Master Multicultural and International Education Master Network and System Administration Master Product Design Master Universal Design of ICT Master
Oslo School of Architecture and DesignMORE INFORMATIONThe 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 Architecture Master Design Master Landscape Architecture Master Landscape Architecture Master
University College of Southeast NorwayMORE INFORMATIONUniversity 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. USN collaborates with many reputable universities all around the world and we encourage our students to participate in international exchange programs.
programme name level Alpine Ecology Master Electrical Power Engineering Master Energy and Environmental Technology Master Environmental Science Master Environmental Science, Master for International Students Master Human Rights and Multiculturalism Master Industrial IT and automation Master International Teacher Education for Primary Schools (ITEPS) Bachelor Maritime Commercial Management Master Maritime Technical Management Master Micro and Nano Systems Technology Master Optometry and visual science Master Process Technology Master Smart Systems Integration - Erasmus Mundus, joint degree Master Smart Systems Integration - Erasmus Mundus, joint degree Master Systems Engineering with Embedded Systems Master
University of AgderMORE INFORMATIONThe University of Agder has approximately 12,000 students and about 1100 academic and administrative staff. The annual intake of international exchange students and degree-seeking students is more than 300.
The university is situated on the southern tip of Norway, in the two campus towns of Kristiansand and Grimstad, and has good access to the Continent and the rest of the world.
UiA offers about 40 Bachelor's and 35 Master's programmes in our six faculties, and our Teacher Education Unit:
- Faculty of Health and Sport
- Faculty of Humanities and Education
- Faculty of Fine Arts
- Faculty of Engineering and Science
- Faculty of Social Sciences
- School of Business and Law
- Teacher Education Unit
The degree programmes consist of both traditional university programmes and professional programmes.
programme name level Business Administration Master Didactics of Mathematics, Joint Nordic Master's Programme Master English Master Global Development and Planning Master Information and Communication Technology Master Innovative Governance and Public Management, Nordic Master Programme Master Mathematics, Master's Programme Master Mechatronics Master Multimedia and Educational Technology, Master's Programme Master Music Performance - Western Classical Music Master Popular Music Master Religion, Philosophy and Society Master Renewable Energy Master
University of BergenMORE INFORMATION
The University of Bergen (UiB) is the most cited university in Norway and we are situated in the safe and student-friendly city of Bergen. UiB offers tuition free quality education and we have more than 20 master’s degree programmes taught in English. All our master’s degrees have a duration of two years, which gives you a full year for the master’s thesis. The University of Bergen is a truly international university and almost 12 % of our students have origins from outside of Norway.
programme name level Applied and Computational Mathematics Master Biology Master Biomedical Sciences Master Development Geography Master Digital Culture Master Earth Science Master French Master German Master Global development Theory and Practice Master Global Health Master Linguistics Master Mathematics Master Medical Technology - Integrated Master Master Meteorology and Oceanography Master Molecular Biology Master Nordic Languages and Literature Master Old Norse Studies Master Philosophy Master Physics Master Programme in Energy - integrated Master Master Public Administration Master Spanish Language and Latin-American Studies Master System Dynamics Master
University of OsloMORE INFORMATIONFounded 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 has about 11 500 students and 1600 employees. International students form an integral part of the community on campus, and currently just over 12% of our students have an international background.
The aim of the University of Stavanger (UiS) is to challenge the known and explore the unknown. The UiS embraces the globalised world, but never forgets to nurture its local, regional and national roots.
The areas covered by our study programmes are diverse and the number of our international programmes is constantly growing. At the UiS, research is valued as a key aspect to recover new knowledge. This takes place in doctoral programmes, research groups and centres, in addition to a number of individual projects.
The University of Stavanger is located in one of the most attractive regions in Norway with a dynamic labour market and exciting recreational activities. Stavanger lies on Norway’s south-west coast, 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 16000 students and 3.500 staff members is the northernmost university in the world and one of 4 classical universities in Norway. It offers a broad range of subject fields in 11 faculties/schools with studies in Engineering, Technology, Buisness, Social Education 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.
UiT offers all students a distinct advantage over many universities around the world: there are no tuition fees.
We welcome applications for admission from students from all over the world with no discrimination to race, religion, age, gender or nationality to study in Norway. At UiT, we use a web-based application service called SøknadsWeb (Application Web) for the submission of online applications. The admission intake starts in October and the deadline for submitting all required documents is 1 December every year.
programme name level Arctic Adventure Tourism Bachelor Arctic Adventure Tourism One-year programme Arctic Nature Guide One-year programme Biology Master Biomedicine Master Chemistry Master Computer Science Master Computer Science - Master Master Contemporary Art Master Economics Master Electrical Engineering - Master Master Engineering Design - Master Master English Linguistics Master Geology Master Governance and Entrepreneurship in Northern and Indigenous Areas Master Indigenous Studies Master Industrial Engineering - Master Master International Fisheries Management Master Law of the Sea Master Mathematics Master Northern Studies One-year programme Northern Studies Bachelor Peace and Conflict Transformation Master Physics Master Public Health Master Satellite Engineering - Master Master Statistics Master Technology and Safety in the High North Master Telemedicine and E-health Master Theoretical Linguistics Master Visual Cultural Studies Master
VID Specialized UniversityMORE 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 Diakonia and Christian Social Practice Master Global Studies Master Theology Master
Volda University CollegeMORE INFORMATIONVolda University College is located in a small town on the west coast of Norway, but our perspective is global. Out of approximately 3500 students, more than 200 are international. Our four faculties offer a variety of courses in their subject areas: Humanities and Education, Social Sciences and History, Art and Physical Education and Media and Journalism.
Western Norway University of Applied SciencesMORE INFORMATION
From January 1 2017, Bergen University College, Sogn og Fjordane University College and Stord/Haugesund University College have merged to form Western Norway University of Applied Sciences.
With about 16,000 students, the new institution is one of the largest higher education institutions in Norway. The new institution offers a broad range of academic programmes at Bachelor’s, Master’s and PhD levels.
The ambition is to build stronger and more solid academic and research environments who will interact nationally and internationally. The aim is to become a visible actor on the international higher education arena through increased international cooperation and engagement in externally funded projects within education and research.
Students at undergraduate and postgraduate level have access to high quality exchange opportunities abroad and staff-mobility is be encouraged.
Because of the merger, a process of renegotiating all international agreements will start from 2017 as part of an assessment of existing international links and cooperation in the new institution.Quick facts
- Approximately 16,000 students and 1,400 staff
- Five campuses: Bergen, Førde, Haugesund, Sogndal and Stord
- Name in English: Western Norway University of Applied Sciences
- Name in Norwegian: Høgskulen på Vestlandet
- Abbreviation: HVL (both in Norwegian and English)
- Existing international agreements and projects will be continued
programme name level Climate Change Management Master Fire Safety Master Maritime Operations Master