Study in Norway

Norway is one of the most beautiful countries on the earth and is famous for its Geirangerfjord, Lofoten Islands, Hurtigruten coastal ferry, Northern lights and other spectacular attractions. Officially known as the Kingdom of Norway, Norway is a sovereign state and a unitary monarch. The world famous Noble peace prize is awarded in Norway by a Norwegian committee. According to the 2013 Global Peace Index, Norway is also one of the most peaceful countries in the world, ranking 11th out of 162 countries. Furthermore, Norway was one of the founding nations of the United Nations in 1945, and the first U.N. Secretary-General was Norwegian Foreign Minister, Trygve Lie.

With all its amazing fact, another fact is also true that Norway has become one of most popular destination point for international students to obtain their higher education. There are various reasons for this and some of them are:

Free Education
One of most appealing aspect of Norwegian higher education is that it is free of cost for both EU as well as non-EU students. Normally, Norwegian public universities and state university colleges do not charge tuition fees for both native and foreign students because government finances education. However, certain programmes/courses may have fees. Normally, private institutions normally charge tuition fees.

Quality Education and Global Recognition
With its motto of "Education for All", Norwagean education institutes provide a wide range of quality courses with great flexibility. One of the positive aspect that the international students often notice of Norwegian institutes is their informal atmosphere, where teachers are easily approachable and classes take place in between small group of people. Norway has adopted to the objectives of the Bolonga process in European higher education system. This makes the students who complete their study through the Norweigean education institutes to be recognized all over the world.

Modern Education Environment
The teaching in Norwegian education institutes focuses majorly on student interaction, independent project-work and independent thinking. The university premises are well equipped with the latest technology as well. The international students can get abundant of practical experience through the Norwegian institutes for their awaiting career.

People and Quality of Life
All Norwegians speak English brillaintly and they like to practice it with the people from another country. The quality of living is regarded as high in Norway and even if some locals are seen as a bit reserved, most are polite and helpful. The crime rates in Norway is also very minimum making it one of the safest country for international students to study. The overall atmosphere in the cities, as well as at the campus, is internationally oriented. In smaller towns as well, students mention a strong sense of community, reinforced by a great number of student activities organized by student associations and universities.

Universities of Norway
- University of Oslo
- University of Bergen
- Norwegian Universit of Science and Technology
- University of Tromsø
- Norwegian University of Life Sciences
- University of Agder
- University of Stavanger
- University of Norland

State university colleges
- Bergen University College
- Buskerud University College
- Finnmark University College
- Gjøvik University College
- Harstad University College
- Hedmark University College
- Lillehammer University College
- arvik University College
- Nesna University College
- Nord-Trøndelag University College
- Oslo and Akershus University College of Applied Sciences
- Saami University College
- Sogn og Fjordane University College
- Stord/Haugesund University College
- Sør-Trøndelag University College
- Telemark University College
- Vestfold University College
- Volda University College
- Østfold University Colleg
- Aalesund University College

Popular Courses in Norway
- Arts
- Aviation
- Business Studies
- Economics
- Education
- Engineering
- Environmental Studies
- Humanities
- Journalism and Mass Communication
- Languages
- Life Sciences
- Management
- Natural Sciences
- Performing Arts
- Social Sciences
- Technology

Skill Shortages in Norway
- Health care assistant
- Nurses
- Carpenters and joiners
- Early childhoos teahers
- Building and related electricians
- Contact centre salesperson
- Primary school teachers
- Cooks
- Civil engineering technicians
- Plumber and pipe fitters
- Welders and flame cutters
- Heavy truck and lorry drivers
- Mining and matallurgical technicians
- Bus and tram drivers
- Civil engineers
- Mechanical engineering technicians

Average Tuition Fee
The public universities in Norway do not charge any tuition fee to the international students but some may charge for certain courses. In public universities without tuition, you will just have to pay a mandatory tax called student union fee each semester that is between 32–64 EUR.

However, most private institutions in Norway charge tuition fees. They usually charge the same amount of tuition fees to both Norwegian and international students. The average tuition fees range between approximately 8,000–9,500 EUR/year.

Minimum Wage
There is no legal minimum wage in Norway. So, basic hourly wages vary by industry. However, unskilled workers in the agriculture, construction, freight transport and cleaning industries, for example, earn minimum rates ranging from $16 to $21 per hour, with increases based on experience and skill level.

Living Cost of Norway
The living cost in Norway for an international student for a month, in some of the main cities of Norway, without the accommodation expenses, are:
Oslo: 1,100 – 1,300 EUR
Bergen: 950 – 1,050 EUR
Tromso and Trondheim: 1,100 EUR
In other small cities, the average monthly living cost is usually 700–800 EUR.

Accomodation Cost
The students in Norway usually look for accomodations in colleges or private apartments. The average monthly housing cost in Norway is:
Students who live alone: 639 EUR
Students who live with their partner/children: 787 EUR
Students who live in residence halls: 564 EUR

Scholarships in Norway
For scholarship, we recommend to begin application procedure at least 12 months prior to the intake. Scholarship deadlines vary amongst institutions.

Major Intakes: September

For Offer Letter
- Academics (SLC and above)
- Certificate of English proficiency(IELTS, TOEFL,PTE)
- Passport
- Statement of Purpose (SOP)
- Resume/CV
- Recommendation letter from the college/Office

For Visa Process
- Letter of Acceptance
- Passport
- All Academic Certificates
- Test scores ( IELTS, TOEFL, SAT, GRE, GMAT )
- Work Experience Certificates ( optional)
- Recent photo
- Relationship Certificate
- Translation of Citizenship + Date of Birth
- Bank Balance Certificate/Statement
- Police Report