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Program Description:


Location: Volda, Norway


Volda, a city of about 8,000 inhabitants in west central Norway, has a spectacular natural setting on two fjords surrounded by mountains.  Known primarily as an academic and cultural center, Volda is host to several annual festivals which include a documentary film festival, a student festival, and a national ski festival.

Volda University College in Volda, Norway has 3,000 students including about 150 from 30 different countries.  It specializes in training teachers, animators and journalists.  The school offers international students a welcoming environment which includes a buddy program and various social activities.

Volda Campus



Courses available in:

  • Humanities and Education

  • Arts and Physical Education

  • Social Sciences and History

  • Media and Journalism

List of courses
Academic Calendar

Practical Information



Accommodations and Campus Life

On-campus dorms

There is a spacious and light canteen in the Berte Kanutte building where  hot and cold food is served, today’s dinner course and and à la carte menu. There is also a small canteen in the Kaarstad building, and a limited selection of food and drink in the bookstore.

Life on Campus
The student house "Rokken" is at the centre of many of the events for students. Rokken arranges a series of social events such as conserts, theme parties, quizzes, open mic nights, live sport broadcastings and other cultural programmes. Most international students volunteer at Rokken, which gives you discounts or free access to most events!

The International Office runs the meeting place "Pangaia" for all students. Pangaia is located in the main building on campus and allows students to stop by for a chat, a cup of tea, or just to meet other international or Norwegian students.

Students at VUC can also choose to join a wide variety of student organizations such as Student TV, Student Radio, Newspaper, Magazine, sports, choir, orchestra and various other organizations.

Volda is also known as the venue for the annual X2 Extreme Sport Festival, and the Documentary Film Festival in the spring semester, and the Animation Festival in the autumn semester. These festivals sements VUC's reputation as a leading school for media studies and also brings international participants and attention to our college. Volunteering at a festival is a great way to make Norwegian friends!





Room and board expenses will be around $3,000.
Itemization of other expenses




For general questions about the program and application process, contact Margaret Anderson at or stop by the CGEE office in the basement of Anderson Residential Hall, Suite 23.

For more detailed information about courses, housing, etc at Volda . you may contact:
Iulia Beleuta
International Officer

For students with special needs/accommodations, you may contact ??Ingun Blindheim at


Application Process

Application Process

How to Apply

For Fall semester: November 15
For Spring semester: May 15 

Scholarship Opportunity

Lakselaget Scholarships 

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: and click on the “Foundation and Scholarship” tab.  

The scholarship application can be downloaded from the Lakselaget site.


Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Fall Semester 2018 03/15/2018 ** Rolling Admission 08/15/2018 12/15/2018
Spring Semester 2019 10/15/2018 ** Rolling Admission 01/07/2019 06/14/2019

** 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.