Study in Norway

Norway consistently ranks among the top nations of the world for quality of life, prosperity, security, and environmental quality. To make up for the long winter nights, Norwegians enjoy a world-class education system and high employment rates.

At the weekend there is the great outdoors to enjoy. Hiking, skiing, boating and fishing are all popular pastimes enjoyed by Norwegians and tourists alike.

Norway has the highest number of fjords in the world, with over a thousand stunning natural inlets running from the sea into the mountainous coastline. Oslo, the capital city, is dotted with museums featuring famous artworks, such as Munch’s The Scream.

The Norwegian government believes education should be free to all and, as such, university students, including foreigners, are charged only a small administration fee to study. This progressive stance on education gives students access to some of the top-ranked universities in the world.

The University of Oslo has produced four Nobel Prize Winners, demonstrating the institution’s quality of teaching and research. Adventurous students can apply to the University of Tromsø - The Arctic University of Norway. As the northernmost university in the world, the University of Tromsø produces leading research into the culture and ecology of the Arctic Circle, investigating everything from the aurora borealis to the indigenous Saami people.

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Statistics about Norway

  • Expenditure on education out of total expenditure 17.45%
  • Of which, on higher education 29.89%
  • Enrollment rate in higher education 76.78%
  • Population 5,195,921
  • Unemployment 3.4%
  • Annual GDP 1.6%
Data source: The World Bank