The largest study locations in Norway

NTNU main building
Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), Trondheim, Norway.

A total of 277 500 students were enrolled in higher eduation in Norway for the academic year 2017/2018. Another 15 500 students were studying abroad.

Almost 40 000 students were enrolled in NTNU, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, making it by far the largest institution in 2017. See more statistics from Statistics Norway here.

Around 15 000 foreign nationals are currently enrolled at Norwegian institutions of higher education, which welcome applications sent by qualified students from all over the world. The majority of Norwegian universities and state university colleges are publicly funded and the Norwegian government considers access to higher education for all to be an important part of the Norwegian society. Thus, as a rule Norwegian state universities and university colleges do not charge tuition fees. However, you should take into consideration that living expenses in Norway are higher than in many other countries.

Internationalisation is a priority within all sectors of the Norwegian education system, and universities and university colleges are constantly working to facilitate international students. Did you for instance know that NTNU has 60 different international master's programmes?

To learn more about study in Norway, go to