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Education in Norway

Norway

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The Scandinavian country of Norway invites you to study in an incredible setting with amazing natural resources around the corner. Experience the mountain coastline with its world famous fjords or the midnight sun that never sets during the light summer months. Norway combines the great advantage of high quality educations with unique and exotic nature attractions. Students can enjoy the city life of Oslo, the capital, one day and find themselves in a peaceful and quaint fishermen’s village the next day.

Norway - The Facts & Figures

Capital

Oslo

Language

Norwegian

Population

5,258,317

Area Size

385,178 km²

Students

208,000 (15,000 international)

Academic Year

August - July

Currency

Norwegian Krone (NOK)

Calling Code

+47

Time Zone

CET (UTC+1)

More About Norway

With a population of 4.6 million, Norway is a rather small country. Still, if you choose to undertake education in Norway, you can experience some of the world's greatest nature attractions. One example is the world famous fjords, valleys formed by glaciers and filled with the sea to form a steep-walled inlet. You will find two of the world's three longest fjords in Norway. The fjords are very popular for fishing, canoe trips, rafting, riding, summer skiing and fjord cruises. In one of the fjords, Lysefjord, you can find the landmark "Pulpit Rock" (Preikestolen), a 604-meter high mountain cliff. The top of the cliff is 25 square meters and almost flat, and when you arrive you have a fantastic view of the Lysefjord and the surrounding mountains. 

There are cities and villages all along the beaches, fjords, mountaintops and islands of the Norwegian coast. In the many fishing villages you can get a real taste of the countries culture and attempt sea fishing yourself, for both relaxation and excitement. Eagle and whale safaris bring you closer to the local wildlife and in the winter you can even swim with killer whales.

The Nobel Prize of peace is awarded in Norway every year, and the country has a long history of acting as a peace negotiator. Norway is today one of the riches and safest communities in the world, but Norway is also the country which gives the highest proportion of its gross national product in aid.

Oslo, the capital city of Norway, is placed in the beautiful setting of the Oslofjord and surrounded by forests and beaches. But Oslo is also a cultural hotspot with for example the new Opera House and many art galleries. You can for example see the famous Edward munch painting "the Scream" at the Munch Museum.  

Language

Norwegian is a North Germanic language of the West Scandinavian branch, existing in the two norms – Bokmål (Dano-Norwegian) and Nynorsk (New Norwegian). Although the official language of Norway is Norwegian, the people are generally very good English speakers, and most institutions of higher education in Norway offer courses in English.

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Last update: 02 Jun 2017