Learning Abroad Center

Accessibility: Norwegian University of Life Sciences

The program requires sitting, standing, and moving across uneven terrain both in urban and rural areas. The program operates Monday through Friday and may include weekend activities.

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We are happy to assist students with documented reasonable accommodation needs through an interactive, case-by-case process involving the student, Learning Abroad Center, on-site staff, home school (when applicable), and the Disability Resource Center.

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Learn about Exchange in Norway: Norwegian University of Life Sciences.

Students with disabilities who are looking into studying at UMB should work with the Learning Abroad Center to get in direct contact with on campus offices to see what kind of arrangements can be provided.  This will depend on the your specific needs and the courses you plan to take.  


Norway is increasingly open, tolerant, and inclusive of individuals with disabilities. The Anti-Discrimination and Accessibility Act was passed in 2008 with the goal of promoting equality and ensuring equal opportunities for and rights to social participation for all persons regardless of disabilities and to prevent discrimination on the basis of disability.

See the Ministry of Children, Equality, and Social Inclusion.

Classroom and Academics

The number of hours per week all depends on the program and courses the student wants to take. Some courses do have out-of-class hours while others only have at campus hours. This can vary a lot.

Learning methods depend on the program and courses the student are taking and may include lectures, readings, video, independent research, language lab, etc. Assessment also varies by course and may include exams, presentations, papers, and others means. 

Most homework is usually completed on computers. For some courses, such as chemistry, homework might have to be completed in labs, and some work might have to be done in handwriting.

Housing and Food Services

The University Foundation for Student Life (SiÅs) is responsible for housing and for administration and allocation of all student residences at UMB based on current rules and regulations.

Some canteens are wheelchair accessible while others, typically those in older buildings, are not. There is not a specific office for assistance with carrying trays, cutting food, or reading menus services but fellow students and the canteen personnel might be able to help. Most of canteens cater for special dietary needs such as gluten free products.


Computer labs are available, including some that are open 24-hours a day, however not all labs are wheelchair accessible. Assistive technology such as Braille printer, screen magnification software, Kuzweil 3000, etc. is not available. Internet access is available. 

Library Services

Students have access to the University’s library. Not all of the library facilities are wheelchair accessible with older buildings especially have limitations. Assistance could be available to help access library materials.


Student housing is close to campus. Students renting a private house might live a bit further away from campus. See the SiÅs map. Student housing is in the buildings called Pentagon and Pomona. Note that the universities buildings are quite spread out.