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Higher education

Higher education

Norway has seven universities, 27 university colleges and five specialised, state-owned university institutions. In addition, Norway has a variety of private institutions for higher education.

In Norway, students must pay a small fee each semester. The semester fee is paid to the student welfare organisation at the educational institution. The purpose of the fee is to cover expenses relating to the students’ welfare needs at their place of learning. The amount varies from one place of study to another, but it rarely exceeds NOK 500.

The Norwegian Universities and Colleges Admission Service

The Norwegian Universities and Colleges Admission Service (Samordna opptak) coordinates admission to study programmes at all universities and university colleges in Norway.

A complete list of the 1,229 study programmes for which you can apply is available at www.samordnaopptak.no.

Here you can search for a study programme by entering your own keywords, selecting an area of education, a place of learning and/or a discipline area.

If you have an education from your home country, you can get information about which foreign qualifications satisfy the requirements for higher education entrance qualifications at www.nokut.no.

You can also ask Samordna opptak for an assessment of your education. They will assess foreign qualifications in relation to the requirements for higher education entrance qualifications in Norway and any specific entrance requirements.

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