University Study in Norway: Norwegian University of Life Sciences

University Study in Norway: Norwegian University of Life Sciences — Academics

Program Structure

Program Type Enroll directly in classes at the Norwegian university; instruction in English by Norwegian faculty
Program Level Various levels
Courseload Students are required to maintain a minimum enrollment of 13 credits per semester or maintain the minimum credit enrollment determined by their study abroad program, whichever is greater.

You will take the equivalent of 15 credits per semester, which is approximately 30 credits at the Norwegian University of Life Sciences.


Semester Program

Choose from more than 200 English-taught courses.

Undergraduate courses are offered at the 100–300 level. Check the prerequisites of each course to make sure you have the adequate preparation. 400 level courses are generally master's level courses, though they are occasionally open to undergraduates who have sufficient preparation in the subject area.

You can search for classes on the Norwegian University of Life Science's website.

Each class at the university is typically worth between 5–20 ECTS credits, and they will be converted using a 2 to 1 ratio. For example, if you took a class that was worth 10 ETCS credits, you would receive 5 US semester credits. A typical course load is usually 3 classes. You will take a total of 30 ECTS credits, or 15 US semester credits, each semester.

Global Identity

Global Identity: Connecting Your International Experience with Your Future is an optional 1-credit online course that helps you process your overseas experience and apply what you've learned upon your return. The course assists you in marketing your study abroad experience for future goals, making you stand out from your peers upon return.

Global Identity helps you:

New For Fall 2015:  Because integrated-study programs like University Study programs provide less on-site support than other study abroad program models, Global Identity is offered at no additional cost (regular $200 tuition is waived for students on this program).  Global Identity gives you the opportunity to work individually with a trained cultural mentor, helping you understand and articulate the skills you’re developing during your time abroad.  Registration instructions will be emailed out via the Learning Abroad Center, or you can contact Jessica Hartnett for additional information.



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