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Students studying - Photo:Ilja C. Hendel
Photo: Ilja C. Hendel

Studying in Norway

The Norwegian higher education sector is known for its high academic standards, innovative teaching methods and close, informal relations between students and lecturers.

The Norwegian embassy in New Delhi issued over 100 student visas in 2016. The Indian department for Human Resource Development, University Grants Commission, the Norwegian Ministry of Education and Research and Norwegian Centre for International Co-operation in Education SIU) work close together within the field of higher education. A program to increase mobilization of students and teachers has been established through this joint effort.

It is possible to study interesting combinations of subjects at Norwegian universities and university colleges, and a wide range of courses and programmes is available in English for international students.

In addition, student life at most higher education institutions is very dynamic, and there are a range of social activities on offer.

International students give many reasons as to why they like studying in Norway: the safe, peaceful, and technologically advanced society; the magnificent scenery; the opportunity to take part in a variety of outdoor sports and activities – summer and winter; and the fact that studying in Norway will enhance their career opportunities, both in Norway and in other countries.

How do I apply?

You can do part of your degree in Norway through one of the established exchange programmes or agreements between institutions, or you can come to Norway to follow an entire Bachelors or Masters degree course.

Read more about the advantages of studying in Norway, find universities and university colleges that offer courses in English, and find out how to apply at

Indians form the second largest group of international students. Indian students in Norway are mainly concerned with business, natural sciences and technology. Most higher education instituons and universities have Indian students enrolled. NTNU in Trondheim is the institution in Norway with most enrolled Indian students.  In correlation with India’s increased activity in the Arctic, students and researchers are also present at the University Centre in Svalbard.