Your son or daughter wants to study in Norway. Below you will find a brief introduction to the Norwegian society, politics and culture to make sure you feel safe about sending your son or daughter abroad.
Norway – a modern, innovative and safe country
Norway has been recognised as “the best country in which to live” several times by the United Nations Human Development Report. Egalitarian values are highly respected by most Norwegians, and gender equality is well developed compared to many other countries. The Norwegian welfare state was developed after the World War II, and several decades later there is still consensus amongst Norwegian politicians about this idea. Norway has a population of 4.6 million and one of the lowest crime rates in the world.
Education in Norway
“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, nearly 12,000 foreign students are 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 organise 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 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 Germany and Norway
Germany and Norway share a long history of cultural cooperation and trade relations. We are sure that German students will adapt to the Norwegian lifestyle and language without many difficulties.