Location: Trondheim, Norway
Trondheim is well known as a top location for students and academics, and the city is regularly rated as the best student town in Norway. Out of the total population of 180 000, 33 000 are university students who leave their mark on the city. Whether you want vibrant city life or a lighted ski trail – Trondheim has it all!
NTNU (Norwegian University of Science and Technology) is the largest university in Norway, and it is the country’s premier institution for the education of engineers. The university offers several programmes of professional study and a broad academic curriculum in the natural sciences, social sciences, teacher education, humanities, medicine and health sciences, economics, finance and administration, as well as architecture and the arts.
Courses and Calendar
Courses available in:
- Norwegian language courses
- Economics and Management
- Humanities and Music Studies
- Information Technology, Electrical Engineering and Mathematics Studies
- Medical and Health Sciences
- Social Sciences
The majority of students will be placed in furnished apartments in the Steinan or Moholt student villages. You will be given a single room with a shared bathroom and kitchen. Fore more information see: Housing Information
Housing: appx. $1,440 - $2,000 per semester
Food: appx. $1,200 per semester
Local Transportation: $250 per semester
Housing Deposit: $600
FAQS for Prospective Exchange Students
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 Residence Hall, Suite 23.
For more detailed information about NTNU courses, housing, etc. you may contact the Office of International Relations.
Once you have completed the Augsburg University approval process, Augsburg will nominate you as an exchange student. You will then need to complete the application process for NTNU:
How to Apply
Starting spring semester: 1 October
Starting autumn semester: 1 April
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.
Cost: approximately $75
Other fees: $31
You must print out this checklist, fill it in, and bring it with you when you hand in the application documents.
If you plan to spend some time studying in Norway, you may need to apply for a student visa, otherwise known as a student residence permit.
Requirements to get a student visa for Norway
In order to be granted a student visa for Norway, you must have been admitted to a field of study at a college or university (with some exemptions). After you’ve received your letter of admission you should contact your nearest Norwegian Embassy or Consulate for information on the study permit application procedure, and apply from your country of origin.
While some candidates can apply online from within Norway or through a Norwegian embassy, most students will need to hand in a paper application form to their closest Norwegian embassy or consulate.
When you hand in your student residence permit application form, you must also provide your passport, along with other necessary documentation. You’ll need to submit:
- A completed application form
- Receipt of having paid the application fee (NOK 3,200, which is roughly US$370)
- A valid travel document (i.e. passport)
- Two recent passport-sized photos with a white background
- Evidence of admittance to an approved full-time education program
- Evidence of sufficient financial funds for the entire period of study, including funds to support any accompanying family, which should be in a Norwegian bank account (it can be difficult to open an account in a Norwegian bank without a Norwegian personal number, so you can usually deposit the required amount into an account established by your educational institution). You need to prove you have access to NOK 111,657 for each academic year (10 months), which is approximately US$13,000.
- Evidence that you have somewhere to live (such as a house, apartment, bedsit or room in a hall of residence)
- Evidence that you will leave Norway when your residence permit expires (usually in the form of a return ticket)
- Completed and signed UDI document checklist, which you should print off and hand in along with your other documents
- Processing times for student residence permits will vary and may take two months or so, therefore it is advisable to apply as soon as you are able. If your application is granted, you must then obtain a residence card. This is proof that you have the right to live in Norway and is issued by your local police station in Norway. You’re required to visit the police station within seven days of your arrival in Norway. You’ll have your fingerprints and photo taken and will be sent your residence card by post within 10 working days.
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Submission of Applications : 08:00 – 15:00 (Monday – Friday except declared holidays)
Collection of Passports : 15:00 – 16:00 (Monday – Friday except declared holidays)
|Term||Year||App Deadline||Decision Date||Start Date||End Date|
|Spring Semester||2019||10/15/2018 **||Rolling Admission||TBA||TBA|
|Academic Year||2019-2020||03/15/2019 **||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.