Norway

Study in Norway

 

  • Norway offers tuition-free higher education to all, regardless of the country of origin.
  • Internationalisation of higher education has been an important factor for the development of programmes and degrees taught in English.
  • Currently more than 200 Masters programmes taught in English are available to students, covering a wide range of subject areas.
  • Presently 14000 international students are enrolled at higher education institutions in Norway.
  • All International students are entitled to access the student services such as student loans and free health insurance.
  • Norway is one of the leading countries conforming to the guidelines from the Bologna Process in European higher education.
  • Student welfare organizations provide strong support to International students.
  • International students are entitled to work part-time for maximum of 20 hours per week and full time during weekends and semester breaks.
  • The relationship between lecturers and students is informal and defined by common goals and mutual respect.
  • Egalitarian values are a cornerstone of the Norwegian culture. This is true both off campus and on.
  • Almost every applicant succeed in getting visa provided that the authenticated documents are provided.
  • Egalitarian values are a cornerstone of the Norwegian culture. This is true both off campus and on.

Economy & Job Market

  • Norwegians enjoy the 2nd highest GDP per-capita (after Luxembourg) and 4thhighest GDP (PPP) per-capita in the world.
  • Norway ranks as the 2nd wealthiest country in the world in monetary value, with the largest capital reserve per capita of any nation.
  • Norway maintains 1st place in the world in the UNDP Human Development Index.
  • The standard of living in Norway is among the highest in the world.
  • Foreign Policy Magazine ranks Norway as the world's most well-functioning and stable country.
  • Norway has a very low unemployment rate, currently 3.1%.
  • The hourly productivity levels, as well as average hourly wages in Norway are among the highest in the world.
  • Norway is a founding member of the United Nations, NATO, the Council of Europe, and the Nordic Council, a member also of the European Economic Area, the WTO, the OECD and is a part of Schengen Area
  • Continued oil and gas exports coupled with a healthy economy and substantial accumulated wealth lead to a conclusion that Norway will remain among the richest countries in the world in the foreseeable future.
  • Some of the billion dollar companies in Norway are Statoil Group, DnB NOR, Telenor, Yara International, Norsk Hydro, Orkla, Storebrand, Gjensidige Forsikring, Aker Solutions and Spare Bank.

Research

  • Through internationalisation, basic research and innovation, Norway seeks to become a leading nation within research. The prioritized areas are Biotechnology, Chemical Engineering, Energy & Environment, Food, Oceans, Health, Information & Communication Technology and New materials & Nanotechnology.
  • In order to ensure quality in research, 21 Centres of Excellence and 14 Centres for Research-based Innovation (CRIs) have been established with the intention to bring more researchers and research groups to a high international standard. Norwegian research groups also work in close collaboration with partners from innovative industry and innovative public enterprises.
  • The national budget for 2011 provides an overall allocation of NOK 23 billion for research and development (R&D) activities in Norway.