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Higher education in the region
Oslo is progressive, determined and ambitious. The population is among the highest educated in the world, and the region is home to some of the world’s leading industries and companies.
Higher education for all is considered an important part of Norwegian society. Most universities and colleges are publicly funded, and many academic institutions do not charge tuition fees. A number of degree programs and courses are taught in English.
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Find higher education study programs, scholarships and grants and information about how to apply to universites and university colleges.
American College of Norway
Part of the American university system with a curriculum in English.
BI Norwegian Business School
The largest business school in Norway and second largest in Europe. A private university with several campuses.
Small private tertiary sector university college with courses in peace and conflict studies.
Inland Norway University of Applied Sciences
INN operates on six campuses in southeastern Norway and has approximately 13 000 students.
Kristiania University College
Private univeristy college offering classes in design, art, media, communication, marketing, economics, tech and health sciences. Some programs offered in English.
MF Norwegian School of Theology, Religion and Society
Private, specialized university focused on theology, religion, education and social studies.https://www.mf.no/en
Norwegian Academy of Music
The largest music academy in Norway, offering both bachelor and master programs.
Norwegian School of Sport Sciences
Specialized university focused on sports science, offering bachelor, master and PhD degree programs
Norwegian University of Life Sciences
Interdisciplinary research and study programs in food, health, environmental protection, climate and sustainable use of natural resources. One bachelor program in English and 12 master programs.
Oslo National Academy of the Arts
University college offering education in visual arts, design and performing arts.
Oslo School of Architecture and Design
Small specialized university with 650 students, focused on architecture, landscape architecture and design
OsloMet – Oslo Metropolitan University
Norway's third largest university with 21,905 students. Situated in the city center, the university offers bachelor, masters and Ph.d programs in addition to one-year and continuing education programs.
The University of Oslo
Norway's oldest liberal arts university with about 28,000 students.
The University of South-Eastern Norway
USN has 8 campuses and 18,000 students.
Private specialized university with 4500 students. Offers theology, religion, intercultural communication and globalisation
Østfold University College
Offers 7 bachelor and master programs in English on campuses in Fredrikstad and Halden
What is a Norwegian Folk High School?
Folk High Schools offer one-year programs for young adults (16+). There are 33 campuses in the Oslo region. Specialties vary by campus, and there are no exams or grades.
Youtube: Study, work and live in Oslo
Yourway2Norway is a Youtube channel offering videos with great tips on all-things Oslo and Norway, related to living, working and studying here. Check them out!
Apply for accreditation and recognition of degree programs through the Norwegian Agency for Quality Assurance in Education.
Lånekassen - Norwegian State Educational Loan Fund
Foreign citizens may be eligible to receive loans to study in Norway.
SiO - The Student Welfare Organization of Oslo
Serves students at 27 educational institutions in Oslo, offering services that support student life.
SiÅs - The Student Welfare Organization at Ås (NMBU)
Administers student accommodation, international guest accommodation, sport facilities, meeting rooms and other services.
SiØ - The Student Welfare Organization in Østfold
Promotes a positive learning environment at Østfold University College (HiØ, led by a board with a majority of student members.
SSN - The Student Welfare Organization of Southeast Norway
Provides safety and well-being services to students at campuses in the region.
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Norway's higher education institutions have a high growth of international applicants for 2021/2022 academic year
Eight out of ten universities are experiencing growth in the number of applicants from abroad. At Oslo Met, the increase for international programs is as much as 161%.
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