Location: Halden, Norway
Halden is located in the southeast part of Norway, between the capital city, Oslo and the Swedish border, surrounded by forests and water
Østfold University College was founded on August 1, 1994, from the merger of five regional colleges in Østfold county. Østfold University College now has around 100 studies taught in new and modern premises, and just under 7,000 students.
Courses taught in English include:
- International Business *
- Communication, Marketing and Media
- Political Science/Cultural Studies
- Education studies **
- English language
- Acting and Scenography
- Computer Science
- Health and Social Studies
- Norwegian as a Foreign Language
Accommodations and Campus Life
Østfold has brand new student houses located on both the Halden and Fredrikstad campuses, only a two minute walk from the main campus building.
For more information, see http://siost.hiof.no/housing
We recommend that students apply for accommodation as soon as possible after they have received their letter of admission. We guarantee housing for all our exchange students.
Most homes are fully furnished with bed, desk with office chair, and closet. The public spaces have fully equipped kitchen with appliances. All you need to bring is your personal utensils such as pots, plates, cutlery etc.
SiØ Diners provide tasty, affordable and nutritious food services to students, including cafeterias and coffee shops.
Life On Campus
Besides a variety of organizations and societies for students, HiØ will help you feel welcome and able to participate in the local community in both Halden and Fredrikstad. There are a number of activities on campus to enhance the overall learning experience, including concerts, lectures, exhibitions and visits from writers.
Halden Student Community (HSS) and Fredrikstad Student Community (FSS) serve as umbrellas for all social activities at our campuses. All students at HIØ automatically becomes members of HSS or FSS. The communities' main task is to engage students in different activities and events. Students can join various societies where they can meet new friends while enjoying an old or new hobby
In addition to a diverse range of local sports clubs in the county, Østfold University College(HiØ) also has facilities for exercising and training at the campuses, including a gym, swimming pool, indoor sports hall and outdoor football fields.
Østfold University College also has a buddy system for exchange students, which is a contact group for international students. Members of the Buddy group meet the international students upon arrival in Halden and Fredrikstad and accompany them to their accommodation. They also organise social events and excursions and generally help introduce the international students to Norwegian students and everyday life.
Housing is ranges from $1,769 – $3,000/semester
For general questions about the program and application process, contact Margaret Anderson at firstname.lastname@example.org or stop by the CGEE office in the basement of Anderson Residential Hall, Suite 23.
For more detailed information about courses, housing, etc. at Østfold you may contact Ms. Elise Ager, International Coordinator
How to Apply
Students need to include their Transcript of Records, Learning Agreement and CV. The Transcript of Records and Learning Agreement have to be duly stamped and signed by the home institution.
For fall semester: May 1
For spring semester: November 1
Minnesota-based Lakselaget (Norwegian for “The Salmon Club”) will be offering scholarships for the thirteenth time in its fourteen-year history.
The application deadline is March 1, 2018.
Lakselaget offers scholarships to Minnesota women desiring to study in Norway and to Norwegian women wishing to study in Minnesota or at the University of North Dakota, Grand Forks.
The organization also provides grants to Minnesota professional women who have an opportunity to work in Norway and to Norwegian women who have an opportunity to work in Minnesota. The grants are meant to supplement wages lost for experience gained. Applicants should have an interest in contemporary Norway and in the sciences, technology, business, politics, language and culture, or in the cooperation between the countries.
For more information about the scholarship and opportunity fund application process, you can visit: www.lakselaget.org and click on the “Foundation and Scholarship” tab.
The scholarship application can be downloaded from the Lakselaget site.
|Term||Year||App Deadline||Decision Date||Start Date||End Date|
|Fall Semester||2018||03/15/2018 **||Rolling Admission||TBA||TBA|
|Spring Semester||2019||10/15/2018 **||Rolling Admission||TBA||TBA|
** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.