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  • Locations: Bodø, Norway
  • Program Terms: Fall Semester, Spring Semester
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Restrictions: Augsburg applicants only
  • Dates / Deadlines
Program Description:



Location: Bodø, Norway


Bodø lies just above the Arctic Circle, but the climate is surprisingly mild, thanks to the Gulf Stream bringing warm air from the Gulf of Mexico.  It is set in the heart of some of Norway's most stunning nature with mountains, sea and glaciers, and the aurora borealis lighting up the night sky.   With a population of about 45,000, Bodø is small enough for students to get to know the city, yet big enough to offer all the entertainment and facilities expected of a modern college town.

Nord University offers studies at bachelor, master and doctoral levels. The university has study locations in Central and Northern Norway, with state of the art teaching and research facilities, located in a spectacular northern setting. Nord University also facilitates a range of flexible and online study programmes via active use of learning technology.
Nord University has a focus on developing regional networks with communities, business and industry, which is strengthened by a decentralised model. Cooperation between the university and community and working life stimulates development, through the education of professionals and leaders and through research that contributes to economic growth.
Nord University has established collaborations with international partners in the High North and around the globe. Established joint degree programmes and research projects with, among others, Russia, the Ukraine and Slovakia, build on strong educational networks. Nord University admits exchange students from partner institutions from around the world and supports a lively and diverse student community.




Courses available in:

  • Mathematics and natural sciences

  • Aquaculture, animal husbandry and land management

  • Economics and Management

  • Social science

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Accommodations and On-Campus Activities

Semester exchange students who apply within the relevant deadline will be allocated student housing automatically. More information.

Studentinord's main task is to run and develop attractive welfare offers that helps to increase student well-being. As an enrolled student at Nord University you are entitled to use all the services Studentinord has to offer. It offers a range of different welfare services to all Nord University: rental apartments, housing services, cafeterias, kindergartens, sportshealth care services and counselling services. Studentinord also provides a wide range of other activities and facilities.  This enables each student to enjoy student life combining life-style and varied experience in their leisure time with studies - both on and off Campus. 

Studentinord is the owner of student homes, operate kindergartens, runs cafeterias and offers counselling services On-campus cafeterias provide a wide and varied diet, and can generally offer an alternative to customers with food allergies, vegetarians or other custom diets.

Student life at Nord




Approximately $1,600-$3,040, depending upon residence.



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

For more detailed information about Nord University courses, housing, etc. you may contact:

Kaja Stang Opsahl
Coordinator for Exchange Students
T: +47 75 51 78 09


International Office
Phone: 011-47 75 51 78 7 0
International Advisor: Marianne Ellingsen Kvig 


Application Process

Application Process

Once you have completed the pre-decision tasks in your Global Gateway Account and been approved by Augsburg University, and have an idea of which courses you are interested in, contact the International Office at Nord University for information about available study places and procedures for admission.
On-line Application


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.


Visa Information


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.
Norway visa process

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.

Where to Submit Visa Application
VFS Services USA Inc.
564 W Randolph Street, 2nd Floor
Chicago IL  60661

Submission of Applications : 08:00 – 15:00 (Monday – Friday except declared holidays)

Collection of Passports : 15:00 – 16:00 (Monday – Friday except declared holidays)


Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring Semester 2019 10/01/2018 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Fall Semester 2019 03/01/2019 ** 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.