|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 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, contact the Learning Abroad Center for details on eligibility and how to apply.
Major Advising Pages
Norwegian University of Life Sciences offers coursework that has been identified as a strong curricular match for the following majors and student populations:
- Environmental Sciences, Policy & Management
- Fisheries, Wildlife & Conservation Biology
- Honors Students
- Sustainability Studies minor
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.
Benefits of Global Identity
- Gain practice marketing your international experience to future employers or graduate and professional schools, giving you a professional edge.
- Receive individualized feedback and mentoring to promote enhanced understanding of your experiences abroad.
- Maximize the return on your study abroad investment by learning how to use your experience to stand out from other students.
- Understand the value of the intercultural skill-set you acquire overseas, and how to use it upon return.
No Additional Cost
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.