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Norway Universities and Colleges - Norwegian Higher Education

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University and college opportunities in Norway are provided by nearly 40 universities, university colleges, private colleges and specialty higher education institutions. Norwegian university students can study in Bachelor (3 years), Master (2 years) and Doctor/PhD (4 years) degrees. All universities in Norway are state run specifically by the Norwegian Ministry of Education and Research.

Higher Education Schools in Norway

Universities in Norway
The most comprehensive universities in Norway can be found in Bergen, Oslo, Trondheim and Tromsø as they offer the widest range of university undergraduate and graduate programs. Overall there are 7 higher education institutions in Norway that can be classified as a universities. Specialty colleges provide education in areas such as Architecture and Design, Economics and Business Administration, Sport Science, Music and Veterinary Science.

Colleges in Norway
University colleges in Norway main focus are in the fields of business, nursing, engineering and information technology and provide up to a bachelor level of higher education. They prepare students for careers sooner than university graduates but also allows university college graduates to progress to university if they choose to upgrade their skills sometime in the future. One of the roles of colleges is to provide higher education opportunities to individuals in more towns and cities in Norway than is possible with university education.

Professional Schools in Norway

Cities and Towns in Norway with Universities and Colleges

  • Kristiansund
  • Levanger
  • Lillehammer
  • Longyearbyen
  • Molde
  • Nærbø
  • Namsos
  • Narvik
  • Nesna
  • Notodden
  • Oslo
  • Porsgrunn
  • Rauland
  • Sandane
  • Sandnes
  • Sogndal
  • Stavanger
  • Steinkjer
  • Stjørdal
  • Stord
  • Tønsberg
  • Tromsø
  • Trondheim
  • Volda

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