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Norway can offer a variety of study programs for international students at a number of universities and university colleges located across the country, including at internationally recognised institutions. Many programs are taught in English, in addition to programs in Norwegian.

Norway can offer a variety of study programs for international students at a number of universities and university colleges located across the country, including at internationally recognised institutions. Many programs are taught in English, in addition to programs in Norwegian.

The degree system follows European standards, with a Bachelor’s Degree normally being taken over three years, a Master’s degree over two years and a Ph.D. degree over three years. The credits are measured according to the ECTS system.

Public universities and university colleges in Norway do not charge a tuition fee, even from international students, except for a few specialised programs. One only have to pay a small registration fee for each semester. Private institutions normally charge fees, but they are low compared to the tuition fees in many other countries. There is also a number of scholarships available for international students coming to Norway.

The semesters usually run from August to December and from January to May. Application deadline for international students for programs beginning in August is in general between December 1 and March 15. Remember to check the specific requirements needed to apply for a certain study program in each case.

For more information see:

http://www.studyinnorway.no/

http://www.nyinorge.no/en/- General information about living in Norway

 

For researchers wishing to do research in Norway:

International cooperation is essential in the world of research. Norway wishes to play its part in generating new knowledge and to participate in cutting-edge international research. There are possibilities for foreign researchers for doing research in Norway in cooperation with Norwegian institutions.

For more information see:

http://www.forskningsradet.no/en/Home_page/1177315753906

http://www.forskningsradet.no/prognett-chinor/Home_page/1253952407004

http://www.euraxess.no/prognett-euraxess/Home_page/1224067050882 - Useful material for researchers in Norway

http://forskning.no/about-forsknin-no - Norwegian research journal with useful contact information

http://www.nyinorge.no/ - General information about living in Norway

Norway is a full member in the European Research Program Horizon 2020, and encourage Chinese and Norwegian researchers to cooperate on the European arena.  Chinese researchers have access to a particular funding scheme for this purpose: (English translation):

http://ec.europa.eu/research/iscp/pdf/annex-1_translation_of_most_call.pdf

 

Residence permit:

Foreign students and researchers must as a rule have a residence permit. Read more about this on our information page on visas and residence. There is also a lot of practical information from the public authorities on the website New in Norway.

http://www.norway.cn/studywork/visaandresidence/Visa-and-other-permits/Study/study/#.Vr18XU1f1zk


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