A choice you will hardly regret

As a student in Norway, you are likely to feel welcome and included. You will experience a modern society built on trust, optimism and welfare.

Is Norway the right choice for you?

  • Are you interested in modern approaches to teaching and learning?
  • Would you like to get closer to nature in your everyday life? 
  • Do you want to experience the Norwegian balance of life and work? 

Stunning nature

Norway is home to more than 300 mountain peaks over 2000 metres tall and many impressive waterfalls, rivers and lakes.

Norwegian have some of the longest, deepest narrowest and most beautiful fjords, where the sea cuts into the landscape and mountains rises steep up on three sides. 

In the northern part of Norway, above the arctic circle, the sun never sets in the the summer and never rises in the winter. You can experience midnight sun and northern lights.

Read more about Norwegian nature and city life at visitnorway.com (external link)

Fjord landscape

Quality education

Norway’s higher education institutions are home to modern facilities, ground-breaking research in several fields and cutting-edge technologies. Nobel prizes in fields like literature, medicine, chemistry, physics, economy and peace has been given to persons educated from or teaching and researching at these institutions. 

Higher education in Norway is comprised of a mixture of public and private universities. Some are comprehensive, some specialized and some more focused on applied sciences. Read more about the Norwegian Higher educational institutions.

The comprehensive universities often range high on the large international university rankings, like QS world university rankings (external link) or Times Higher Education rankings (external link), but even the smaller, more specialized institutions, rank high on rankings within their specific academic field. 

The Norwegian higher education sector is known for its high academic standards, innovative teaching methods and close, informal relations between students and lecturers.

Read more about Norway’s education system.

Embrace the Norwegian lifestyle

Work-life balance is sacred in Norway, and this balance is also reflected in student life. Outside of the classrom you will find student associations for any activity, allowing you to enjoy an active lifestyle as a student. With forest-covered hills, mountains, deep fjords and urban parks, this is the place to find your favourite outdoor activity.

Read more about the Norwegian lifestyle and student life

Two persons with bikes on a mountain with view of the ocean

Build your career

Norwegians pride themselves on having an innovative workplace; we believe that flat organisations, a competent workforce and egalitarian values stimulate innovation. After graduating in Norway you can stay and look for work for up to one year  in an attractive labor market with low unemployment and high salaries. With a valid study permit, you can also work part time while studying. 
Read more about the post study work visa.