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For parents

Your son or daughter just told you he or she want to study in Norway. We would like to give you a brief introduction to Norway, Norwegian society, politics and culture to make sure you feel safe about sending your son or daughter abroad.

Norway is one of the three Scandinavian countries in the Northern part of Europe. With a population of 4,6 million, Norway is a modern and safe country and its explorative mindset is geared towards technology, innovation and developing a knowledge-based society.

Norway – a modern, innovative and safe country
“Education for all” is the basic principle in Norway, and with few exceptions there are no tuition fees. Student mobility and international cooperation are key objectives for the Norwegian Ministry of Education and Research and, currently, more than 11,000 foreign students are studying and preparing for their future careers in Norway. Statistics show that the number is growing, but there is plenty of room for more. The universities and university colleges focus on making international students feel welcome during their stay in Norway. Most of the universities and university colleges organize special activities for the international students when they arrive. Norwegian universities and university colleges offer high quality and research-based education. The country is one of the leading in the world when it comes to subject areas as petroleum engineering, fishery, aquaculture, energy and some areas of social sciences as peace, gender and democracy studies. Currently, we have 21 Centres of Excellence and 14 Centres for Research-based Innovation.

On the other hand, your son or daughter will have access to unique nature experiences in his or her spare time. Norwegians enjoy the space and a diverse nature, and visitors are often surprised by Norwegians' active way of life. Hiking is one of the favourite activities of most Norwegians.

Bilateral relations between France and Norway
The historical ties between Norway and France are strong. To read more about these liaisons, please click here (in French).

Last modified: 11/10/2008 8:22 am


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