Show as: Mobile

Education in Norway


Interested in education in Norway?

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







Area Size

385,178 km²


208,000 (15,000 international)

Academic Year

August - July


Norwegian Krone (NOK)

Calling Code


Time Zone


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.  


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.

Find a Program in Norway 

Learn more about study abroad in Norway:


References & External Links:

Student Residence Permit (EU): 
Student Residence Permit (outside of EU): 

Last update: 02 Oct 2018 Study a Master's in Europe scholarship 2019/2020

Win a €5000 scholarship to study in Europe!

Planning on studying a

Master's degree in Europe?

Applications are now open!

Top 10 countries to study abroad

Top 10 Countries to Study Abroad

Where should you study abroad?

🏆 View the 2019 rankings

Male student grabs his bag on his way out the house

Career Test

Find your perfect career!

Take the test

Get education news straight to your inbox

Enter your details below to get the latest news on international education and studying abroad!

This field is used for controlling automatic form submits. Please leave it blank:
Enter your details:

Like us?

Leave a review on Facebook so we can help others like you find their perfect study abroad adventure!