Study In Norway
Norway officially the Kingdom of Norway is Scandinavian unitary constitutional monarchy whose territory comprises the western portion of the Scandinavian Peninsula, Jan Mayen, the Arctic archipelago of Svalbard, and the sub-Antarctic Bouvet Island. Peter I Island is a dependent territory and thus not considered part of the Kingdom. Norway also lays claim to a section of Antarctica known as Queen Maud Land. Norway has a total area of 385,252 square kilometers (148,747 sq mi) and a population of 5,109,059 people (2014). The country shares a long eastern border with Sweden (1,619 km or 1,006 mi long). Norway is bordered by Finland and Russia to the north-east, and the Skagerrak Strait to the south, with Denmark on the other side. Norway has an extensive coastline, facing the North Atlantic Ocean and the Barents Sea.
The country has the fourth-highest per capita income in the world on the World Bank and IMF lists, as well as ninth-highest on a more comprehensive CIA list. On a per-capita basis, it is the world's largest producer of oil and natural gas outside the Middle East.
The Norwegian system of higher education comprises all the institutions and/or programs that are accredited. With the exception of some private university colleges, all higher education institutions are state-run. In general, tuition is not required for study at Norwegian higher education institutions, although fees may be imposed for certain professional education programs, further and special education programs and studies at private institutions.
In addition to their teaching activities, all the higher learning institutions, and particularly the universities, are responsible for conducting basic research as well as researcher training, primarily by means of graduate-level studies and doctoral degree programs.
Student mobility and international cooperation are key objectives for the Norwegian Ministry of Education and Research. Currently, over 12 000 foreign students are studying in Norway and we look forward to welcoming many more.
Norway is one of the leading countries conforming to the guidelines from the Bologna Process in European higher education. The degree system based on the Bachelor's, Masters and Ph.D. structure has been successfully implemented, together with the ECTS credits system. By adapting to the European standard in higher education it is easy for students at Norwegian institutions to obtain recognition of their qualifications in other countries.
The internationalization of higher education has been a key factor for the development of programs where the language of instruction is English in Norway. For the school year 2007/2008 more than 200 Masters programs taught in English are available to students, covering a variety of subject areas. Some of the institutions are also offering English-taught programs at the Bachelor's level.
Norway has seven accredited universities, nine accredited specialized university institutions, 22 accredited university colleges, two accredited national colleges of the arts and several private institutions of higher education with either institutional- or program accreditation.
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For the majority of study programs in Norway, there's only one admission period.
In general the application deadline for foreign students is between December 1 to March 15 for courses starting the following autumn (August).
Students usually apply for degree programs that serve as a continuation of their studies in their home country. Most of the programs offered are at Master's or PhD level, but also offers certain Bachelor's study programs.
All candidates should typically have the following basic qualifications:
Some exceptions apply for certain professional educational courses at Bachelor's level.
Most of the study programs are taught in English. Applicants who are not native English speakers therefore must document their proficiency in English. Requirements may differ between institutions and various study programs.
Education and Living Costs:
Norwegian universities and state university colleges as a rule do not charge tuition fees for international students. In Norway it is possible to get quality education without having to pay tuition fees. If certain prerequisites are met you could also be eligible for financial support that can pay for your living expenses.
Living expenses in Norway are considered to be higher than in other countries. You should expect to have NOK 8 900,- per month for subsistence.
Requirements for subsistence are also determined by regulations concerning the Student Residence Permit.
Switzerland, officially the Swiss Confederation, is a federal parliamentary republic consisting of 26 cantons, with Bern as the seat of the federal authorities, the so-called "federal city".
The country is situated in Western and Central Europe where it is bordered by Italy to the south, France to the west, Germany to the north, and Austria and Liechtenstein to the east.