Norway is a country in Northern Europe, occupying the western portion of the Scandinavian peninsula. It has a population of over 5 mil. Its capital Oslo is among the biggest capital cities in the world. Norwegian is the official language.


Norway is among the richest countries in the world, topping UN’s Human Development Index ranking, also being a leader in terms of standard of living, average life expectancy, health, and security. The country has a strongly developed industrial economy, which is export-oriented. It is a member of numerous international organizations, such as NATO, UN, Council of Europe, WTO, and OECD. It also forms part of the Schengen Area.
Norway ranks second in terms of freedom of press worldwide, according to the 2015 rankings of Reporters Without Borders.


Norway has 16 accredited university institutions, 22 colleges, 2 national arts colleges, and several private tertiary educational establishments. Overall, no tuition is paid at universities and colleges in Norway, whether you are a student from Europe or another continent, on the other hand, there are administrative fees, which need to be covered by every student.


Bachelor’s programs: 3 yrs.
Master’s programs: 1,5 yrs.
All tertiary educational establishments in Norway have autonomy but are obliged to include scientific- or practical research, regardless of specialty. The purpose is to avoid formalistic teaching of theory only. 12% of educational establishments have internship as mandatory part of their training.


According to 2015 data, over 25 000 students study in Norway. The number of international students has trebled since 2000. 62% of the international students remain to live and work in Norway. Since 2015 the Panorama educational program gives priority to countries such as Brazil, China, Russia, Japan, and South America, in addition to the traditional sources of international students – Scandinavian countries, EU, USA, and Canada. Russian students form the largest international student community the country, followed by Chinese and Nepalese students. Over 1 500 Russian students studied in Norway during the last 5 years.
Norway wins the prize of being the best destination for international students, according to latest surveys.


You may select from over 200 Master’s programs in English and slightly less Bachelor’s programs in English, should you decide to study in Norway. Some of the programs most popular among international students include: economy and business, engineering specialties, law, social sciences, as well as cinema and media.


2 Norwegian universities make the top 200 in the QS World University Rankings® 2018. These are the University of Oslo (ranked 142nd) and the University of Bergen (ranked 164th).
Here is a list of some of the most esteemed universities, according to the global rankings:

  • Norwegian University of Science and Technology
  • University of Tromsø The Arctic University of Norway
  • BI Norwegian Business School
  • NHH Norwegian School of Economics