A country of beautiful nature, northern lights and a high standard of living. The offer of courses taught in English in Norway includes several hundred courses taught in English - most of them at Master's level.
If you want to live in a highly developed country, with a breathtaking nature and offering free higher education with an emphasis on flexibility, independence and practice, then Norway will be the perfect choice for you.
It is a country of majestic fjords, northern lights, beautiful and harsh nature, but also modernity, development, tolerance and great prospects for the future. On the university campus, students benefit from advanced technology, state-of-the-art facilities and equipment, as well as innovative teaching. Norway is also seen as a safe society – you can feel safe wherever you are.
In addition, in Norway you don’t have to worry about not knowing the Norwegian language, as more than 90% of the country’s inhabitants speak English fluently.
Which of the Scandinavian cities will you choose - Oslo, Bergen, Tromsø, Trondheim, or maybe more?
Norway attaches great importance to the quality of education at its universities, many of which are internationally recognised. The best universities in the country include:
Many students love studying in Norway not only for the high standard, but also for the open atmosphere of the classes. You may be surprised by the informal atmosphere on campus. Teachers are easily accessible, learning often takes place in small groups, and students are encouraged to develop a critical mind. Norwegian universities believe this is the best way to prepare you for the future!
The vast majority of courses taught in English are at Master’s level. There you will find many interesting opportunities in different fields from IT, science, medicine, humanities, environment, to business.
For undergraduate studies, the choice is quite limited. Despite this, there are still courses that attract many foreign students every year, such as Global Development Studies, Biology, Data Science for Business or Film and TV Production.
If you have found your dream direction, now it remains to prepare and submit your application! If you couldn't find a program of interest to you, check the "Alternatives to Norway" tab - there you will find other countries that are popular with people interested in Norway.
Due to the large budget allocated to education, Norwegian universities have a very well developed infrastructure and are well equipped. International students also praise the country for its practical approach to teaching - you can expect to be credited through group work and projects.
Another advantage is the flexibility in the selection of subjects - this will open up many possibilities in terms of choosing your own educational path. In most courses, about half of the subjects are imposed in advance, while the remaining 50% depends on your choices.
Many people choose to continue their education in this country because of the simple possibility of combining study with work (which in turn allows you to obtain a scholarship, which you can find out more about in one of the following tabs).
Although the cost of living in Scandinavia, including Norway, is quite high, a big argument for choosing this country is the policy of no tuition fees. The Norwegian government wants everyone - regardless of socio-economic status - to have access to education.
What is the average cost of living in Norway?
Most students spend between 900€ and 1400€ per month. However, thanks to the high minimum rate and the possibility of taking out a student loan, which can in part be converted into a non-refundable grant, life and studies in this country become much more affordable for many people. In the next tab you will learn more about it.
In Norway, you can apply for a student loan of up to NOK 10,000 per month (about 1000€). Loan repayment starts 7 months after graduation. For those who complete the courses and the academic year and do not get an income above the limits indicated by the government, it is envisaged to convert up to 40% of the loan into a non-refundable grant.
The condition for receiving a loan, which can be partly converted into a grant, is that you work at least 10-12 hours per week.
Another advantage of Norway is the relatively high salary - the lowest hourly rate is 200NOK/hour (about 20 €/hour).
As it was mentioned earlier, combining studying and working in Norway is relatively easy, which is why many people benefit from the financial support offered by this country.
The number of master's degrees in the country is large, but the situation is different for bachelor's programmes - there are not many of them.
What if you can’t find the right destination for you in Norway? What other countries do those interested in fjords choose?
Other countries where studies are free or relatively cheap and which offer financial support to their students are: The Netherlands, Denmark and Sweden. The offer of undergraduate courses is most extensive in the Netherlands, with Sweden second and Denmark third. All three countries, like Norway, offer financial support to working people.