Study in Norway

University of Bergen

The University of Bergen (UiB) is an internationally recognised research university located in Bergen, Norway. UiB is the most cited university in Norway. There are seven faculties at UiB and there are a total of 16 900 students at the university of which around 1 880 of are international students. PhD candidates are paid employees of staff, making the doctoral degree at UiB particularly attractive for rising talents. About one in three graduating doctors are from outside Norway.

Master’s degree programs

UiB offers a diversity of master’s programmes taught in English available for international applicants. All of the master’s programmes have a duration of two years. Generally, the second year is devoted to writing your master’s thesis. The departments offering programs in English are:

  • Faculty of Fine Art, Music and Design: admission@kmd.uib.no
  • Faculty of Humanities: advice@hf.uib.no
  • Faculty of Medicine: info@med.uib.no
  • Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences: advice@mnfa.uib.no
  • Faculty of Psychology: advice.psyfa@uib.no
  • Faculty of Social Sciences: studieveileder@svfa.uib.no

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University of Oslo

The University of Oslo, until 1939 named the Royal Frederick University, is the oldest university in Norway, located in the Norwegian capital of Oslo. Until 1 January 2016 it was the largest Norwegian institution of higher education in terms of size, now surpassed only by the Norwegian University of Science and Technology. The Academic Ranking of World Universities has ranked it the 58th best university in the world and the third best in the Nordic countries.

Master’s degree programs

The University of Oslo offers more than 50 different masters’ degrees in English, browse the available degrees here. Admission is once a year:

  • The application portal opens 1 October.
  • The application deadline is 1 December.

Studies start in August. Guidelines for non-EU citizens can be found here.

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Oslo Metropolitan University

Oslo and Akershus University College (abbreviated HiOA) was the largest state university college in Norway from its establishment in 2011 until 2018, when it was transformed into OsloMet – Oslo Metropolitan University, the youngest of Norway’s new universities. OsloMet is Norway’s third-largest university, while Oslo becomes the first city in Norway to have two universities. The new university is also among the largest institutions in Norway whose graduates serve as practitioners in different sectors of the Norwegian welfare state.

Master’s degree programs

HiOA offers several Master’s Degree programmes taught in English available to international applicants. Admission is once a year. Applications are accepted 1 January – 1 March for applicants from the European Union / European Economic Area (EU/EEA) and Switzerland, and 15 October – 15 December for applicants from the rest of the world. Check eligibility from here.

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