List of Tuition Free Universities in Norway
Europe is opening its doors wider to people from around the world to come study for FREE and Norway is one the countries at the forefront of this move. People often equate free education to being inadequate but this is in no way the case with Norway. Here’s a list of some really awesome universities to study at for FREE in Norway.
University of Oslo – This was the only university in Norway until 1946 and is currently ranked the 63rd best in the world. Those planning to attend this university should be willing to pay no tuition but just a €70 registration fee.
Bergen University College – Bergen has about 7,700 students enrolled in either the Faculty of Education, the Faculty of Engineering and Administration or the Faculty of Health and Social Sciences. FREE tuition applies here too, with only a £53 fee to be paid.
University of Nordland – This University recently merged with Nesna University College and Nord-Trøndelag University College, to form Nord University. There are no tuition or registration fees but a student needs to display having his or her full living expense for a year.
Norwegian School of Economics (NHH) – Students at NHH pride themselves in the international exposure they get from exchange programs while at the school. There are no application fees or tuition despite being the 46th best European business school. You should know that they have just an 11% acceptance rate.
Bergen Academy of Art and Design – Students here thrive in visual communication, interior architecture, sculpture and installation, new media (audio/video), and photography. International students are not charged any tuition but are needed to show some of the work they have done as part of getting into the competitive programs at the school.
Norwegian Academy of Music – This is Norway’s biggest music academy and as well, organises most of the concerts in Oslo; so if you are looking to build a strong music career and build confidence by playing at shows while in school, this is a great start. Once you can show a proof of funds, you are good to go and don’t need to pay tuition.
University of Agder – the University of Agder is a merger that produced six strong faculties including Faculties of Social Sciences, Fine Arts and even Teacher Education. No tuition is required of international students, just a semester fee of NOK 800; but if you are attending as an exchange student, then you have no fees to worry about at all.
Volda University College – Volda is well known for hosting the annual Documentary Film Festival; the Animation Volda festival. International students are only required to pay an application fee of about €160.
The Norwegian government has made laws within their power to see that public and state schools in Norway don’t charge tuition fees, but this doesn’t take away the living costs in Norway which seem a little high, but with no tuition to worry about it becomes easier. Good luck!
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