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.
Inland Norway University of Applied SciencesMORE INFORMATION
As 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 will offer 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.
programme name level Applied and Commercial Biotechnology Master Applied Ecology Master Special Education - Practical skills transformative learning Master
MF Norwegian School of Theology, Religion and SocietyMORE INFORMATION
MF Norwegian School of Theology, Religion and Society (1908) is an accredited Specialized University focusing on Theology, Religion, and Social Studies, located in Oslo. With three departments (the Department of Theology, the Department of Religious Education and Pedagogical Studies, and the Department of Religion and Society), MF educates scholars, teachers, ministers, and other professionals at the undergraduate and graduate level for leadership and service both nationally and internationally.
MF strives to continually grow as a leading school of theology through research in line with the highest standards of international excellence, the application and dissemination of knowledge, and the pursuit of quality education in an environment of freedom, credibility, and ecumenical cooperation, devoted to the personal growth and formation of students.
programme name level History of Religions Master Religion in Contemporary Society Master Theology Master Theology, Religion and Society Bachelor
Molde University CollegeMORE 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.
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 2700 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 Global Journalism Master Intercultural studies Master Theology and Ministry 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 Bachelor Biosciences Master Business Master Circumpolar Studies Bachelor English Bachelor
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 Business Analytics Master Economics Master Energy, Natural Resources and the Environment Master Finance Master International Business Master Marketing and Brand Management Master New Business Development Master Strategy and Management Master
Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NMBU)MORE INFORMATIONNMBU's mission is to contribute to the well-being of the planet. Our interdisciplinary research and study programmes generate innovations in food, health, environmental protection, climate and sustainable use of natural resources.
NMBU's research and study programmes are enabling people all over the world to tackle the big, global challenges regarding the environment, sustainable development, how to improve human and animal health, renewable energy sources, food production, and land- and resource management
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 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 design Master Landscape Architecture Master
OsloMet – Oslo Metropolitan UniversityMORE INFORMATION
OsloMet is Norway's third largest university, and its most urban with around 19000 students and 2100 staff.Situated in the city centre of Oslo, the university offers bachelor-, masters- and Ph.d programs in addition to one-year programs and continuing education programs.Our programs range from:
- Engineering and technology studies
- Education and International studies
- Health sciences
- Social sciences
- Art, design and drama
- Economic studies
We have three campuses:
- Campus Pilestredet
- Campus Kjeller
- Campus Sandvika
OsloMet offers 50+ student associations, gym, climbing wall, canteens, cafes. What you can't find on our campuses, you're sure to find within walking distance in downtown Oslo.
Our alumni work on the front lines of the Norwegian welfare state and in a range of other industries and sectors in Norway and abroad. Our researchers, for their part, seek to better understand the challenges and opportunities facing the welfare state in an era of technological change and globalization. OsloMet is committed to developing and disseminating knowledge to address challenges facing Norwegian society and societies around the world.
programme name level Applied Computer and Information Technology (MSc) Master International Education and Development Master International Social Welfare and Health Policy Master Product Design Master Structural Engineering and Building Technology Master
The 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.
programme name level Biological Chemistry Master Business Administration Master City and Regional Planning Master Computational Engineering Master Computer Science Master Energy, Environment and Society Master Engineering Structures and Materials Master Environmental Engineering Master Extension studies in Music Performance Graduate studies in Music Production and Recording Industrial Asset Management Master International Hospitality Management Master Literacy Studies Master Marine- and Offshore Technology Master Mathematics and Physics Master Migration and Intercultural Relations Master Music Performance Master Petroleum Engineering Master Petroleum Geosciences Engineering Master Postgraduate Diploma in Music Performance Prehospital Critical Care (PHCC) Emergency Medical Care - Full-time Master Degree Program Master Risk Analysis and Governance, Master's degree Programme Master Risk management Master Social Work and Welfare Master Social Work with Families and Children Master
University of AgderMORE INFORMATIONThe University of Agder (UiA) has 13,000 students and 1,400 faculty and staff members. UiA is a young and modern university located in Southern Norway, with two campuses in the cities of Kristiansand and Grimstad.
We strive every day to achieve excellence in teaching and research and encourage our students to take part in this pursuit.
From the beginning of your studies, you will encounter a friendly, safe and inclusive environment. The campuses are designed to facilitate closeness among people and you will find that everything you need is within your reach. Our students appreciate that there are “open doors” at UiA, which allows them to interact directly with the academic staff whenever they need.
UiA offers over 40 Bachelor's and 35 Master's programmes in our six faculties and 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
programme name level Bachelor's Programme in Development Studies Bachelor Bachelor's Programme in English Bachelor Bachelor´s Programme in Music Performance - Western Classical Music Bachelor Business Administration Master Civil and Constructional Engineering Master English Master Global Development and Planning Master Information and Communication Technology Master Masters programme in Costal Ecology Master Master’s Programme in International Business 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 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 Design Master Digital Culture Master Earth Science Master Fine Art Master French Master Geographies of Sustainable Development Master German Master Global development Theory and Practice Master Global Health Master Linguistics Master Mathematics Master Media and Interaction Design Master Meteorology and Oceanography Master Molecular Biology Master Music Performance or Composition Master Nordic Languages and Literature Master Old Norse Studies Master Philosophy Master Physical Geography Master Physics Master Public Administration Master Spanish 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 South-Eastern NorwayMORE INFORMATION
University of South-Eastern Norway (USN) is the youngest and fourth largest university in Norway.
We have approximately 18,000 students and 1,600 staff, spread over eight campuses: Drammen, Vestfold, Kongsberg, Ringerike, Bø, Notodden, Porsgrunn and Rauland.
programme name level Electrical Power Engineering Master Energy and Environmental Technology Master Environmental Science Master Human Rights and Multiculturalism Master Industrial IT and Automation Master Management Information Systems Master Maritime Management Master Micro and Nano Systems Technology Master Norwegian Folk Music One-year programme Norwegian Language and Civilization for Foreign Students One-year programme Optometry and visual science Master Process Technology Master
University of TromsøMORE 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.
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 Community Development and Social Innovation Master Thelogy and Religious Studies 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 4000 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.
programme name level Media Practices Master
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 Healthy Ageing and Rehabilitation Master Maritime Operations Master
Østfold University CollegeMORE INFORMATIONØstfold University College has over 100 studies taught in new and modern premises.
The university college has a total of just under 7,000 students.
There are nearly 3,600 ordinary students at campus Halden, nearly 2,400 ordinary students at campus Fredrikstad, and nearly 1,000 students are taking continuing and further education programmes under the auspices of HiØ VIDERE (Centre for Continuing Education) at both campuses.
programme name level Acting Bachelor Applied Computer Science Master Green Energy Technology Master Performance Master Scenography (BA) Bachelor Scenography (MA) Master