Study at the Norwegian University of Life Sciences and integrate into Norwegian life on this highly affordable program.
|Term||Academic Year, Fall Semester, Spring Semester|
|Credit Type||Resident Credit|
|Sponsor||Learning Abroad Center|
|Student Type||UofM Students|
|Student Year||Sophomores, Juniors, Seniors|
|Language||No Language Prerequisite|
With approximately 3,000 students, the Norwegian University of Life Sciences offers an intimate setting for students. The university focuses specifically on biology, food, environment, land use, and natural resource management. It is located only about 30 minutes outside of Oslo. Aas offers a blend of nature and culture. Fjords, lakes, and forests surround this city that boasts a variety of cultural, shopping, and sporting activities.
Go to the At a Glance Comparison page to learn some quick facts about other Learning Abroad Center programs in Norway.
Students live in dormitories located within walking distance of campus.
The International Education Office organizes various social acitivies throughout the semester.
Students are responsible for booking their own roundtrip ticket once officially accepted into the program. Please reference arrival and departure dates provided host university and plan travel accordingly.
Students having participated in the University Study in Norway program will:
The International Education Office will provide your onsite support during the time you are in Norway. There are also advisers within each department who can offer advice on course selection.
Learning Abroad Center programs are:
|Program Type||Host University Study|
|Program Level||various levels|
Students are required to maintain a minimum enrollment of 15 credits per semester, which is equal to 30 ECTS at Norwegian University of Life Sciences.
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.
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.
Through a partnership called the University of the Arctic, students on this program are eligible to apply for study at the University Center in Svalbard (UNIS) based on an island roughly halfway between Norway and the North Pole. UNIS offers research-based education in Arctic Biology, Arctic Geology, and Arctic Geophysics, and several other fields. Spend a semester engaged in Arctic-based coursework and research with students from around the world. Placements are limited and can be competitive. Applicants must have at least 30 credits completed in the natural sciences at the time of application, 15 credits of which must be in biology. Contact the Learning Abroad Center for details on eligibility and how to apply.
Norwegian University of Life Sciences offers coursework that has been identified as a strong curricular match for the following majors and student populations:
This course is offered at no additional cost on programs six weeks or longer. The Learning Abroad Center will email out registration instructions, or you may contact a program team member.
|Term||Program Dates||Application Deadline|
|Academic Year||Early August—mid-June||Feb 15, 2020|
|Fall Semester||Early August—mid-December||Feb 15, 2020|
|Spring Semester||Early January—mid-June||Sep 15, 2020|
See below for tentative dates and times for your in-person session. You will be notified of the official date and time via email. Participants will receive applicable orientation materials via email approximately 1 week prior to the in-person session.
|Spring 2020||Friday, March 1, 2019, 9:00 a.m.||TBD|
If you do not see a budget estimate for the term you intend to go abroad, the fee has not yet been finalized. We strive to post fees for this program at least 30 days prior to the application deadline. The Learning Abroad Center will delay the posting of some fees until enrollments, inflation and exchange rates are determined. Note the average increase in fees will be 3–10%. Program fees are based on estimates and may change depending on international economic factors.
Students studying at the University of the Life Sciences are eligible to apply for the Norwegian Centennial Travel Scholarships for Study Abroad. For more information about the scholarship, including application details and deadlines, visit the Norwegian Centennial Chair website.
Be aware: All programs require a $50 application fee. This fee will be charged to your student account upon submission of an online application.
To complete the online application for this program, you will need to select or provide the following information on the online application:
|Center Name||TC Learning Abroad Ctr|
|Education Abroad Term||See Program Dates and Fees for term options|
|Program Name||University Study in Norway|
|Track Name||Norwegian University of Life Sciences|
Detailed descriptions and instructions for submitting each checklist item are included on the application checklist assigned to you.
Affiliate organizations and partner universities will not accept applications from UMTC students without the endorsement of the Learning Abroad Center. Students must participate in affiliate organization and partner university programs through the standard Learning Abroad Center application process.
Once your application checklist is complete, your application is reviewed by our program team. You will be notified of an acceptance decision by email. If accepted, you will be assigned a confirmation checklist, which you will complete to confirm your participation in the program. If at any point you decide not to continue with the application process, log into the Education Abroad Application System and submit a cancelation request.
All US passport holders on semester or academic year programs in Norway must apply for a residence permit. It is now required for all students to travel to Chicago to submit their materials, and to have biometric readings taken. You cannot start this process until you are officially accepted by the university in Norway, and have your acceptance letter. Below are the instructions, tips, and things to keep in mind for the application process.
All questions about the residence permit application process should be directed to Travisa/VFS at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 516.234.7789.
If you are not a U.S. passport holder, contact the Honorary Consulate General Minneapolis and ask about your specific requirements. The staff at the honorary consulate can be reached at 612.332.3338 or email@example.com.
To apply for the residence permit, you must follow these steps in order:
Several of the items on the application can be confusing. Below are some tips that we have found helpful:
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Studentsamskipnaden i Ås, SiÅs Housing
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For further information or questions about this program, send an email toEric Leinen or call at 612.625.9008.