About Norway

  1. Officially the Kingdom of Norway
  2. Norway has a total area of 385,252 square kilometers
  3. Population of 5,109,059 people
  4. Official languages: Norwegian & Sami languages
  5. Distance from Kerala to Norway is 7,747 km
  6. Flight time from Kochi to Oslo is 14 hours


  1. With its northern location, Norway is often regarded as a cold and wet country. In some aspects this is true, because we share the same latitude as Alaska, Greenland and Siberia.But compared to these areas we have a pleasantclimate.
  2. Spring starts in April and lasts until late May. By then, most of the winter snow has melted, and only the mountaintops and north-facing hillsides remain white. Spring flowers of every colour pop up everywhere, but the weather can also be very windy. As summer approaches, the days become longer and the nights shorter.
  3. Summer in Norway lasts from June to mid August. During these months the days are long, sunny and warm. The school summer holidays last for two months, which gives families the chance to go to the beach or play outdoor games and sports. In the far north, the sun doesn’t set below the horizon at all for several weeks, so everyone has to go to bed when the sun is still up.
  4. Autumn starts when the new school term starts in mid-August. On autumn weekends, Norwegians often go walking and climbing in the hills and mountains, picking wild berries and mushrooms. The temperature starts to drop slowly during September and as autumn progresses, the afternoons and evenings become dark. The northern areas of the country can look quite gloomy during October and November until snow suddenly brightens up the landscape.
  5. Winter turns much of Norway into a winter wonderland! At the first snowfall of the year, children are sometimes given the day off school to enjoy it, so outcome the toboggans, skis and sledges! Temperatures can drop to below -30˚C in some parts of the country and it isn’t until early spring time that the days start to become lighter.

    Why study in Norway

    Norway offers a truly unique study abroad experience, perfect for those wishing to gain more than just a degree. Studying in Norway is becoming a favorite study destination for more and more international students each year, with over 15,000 currently enrolled at Norwegian institutions. With a population of around 5 million, Norway is a welcoming country that is ready to be explored.
    Norwegian universities offer an excellent standard of education, whether you choose a vocational undergraduate subject or a postgraduate research degree, you’ll find some of the best teaching in the world in Norway.
    Norway offers a unique study abroad experience to any international student. No matter what your preferences are, Norway will have something to suit you. Norway has nine specialised institutions, making it a great place if you’re particularly interested in one of their subjects.
    Outside of your studies, there is something for everyone too – from active outdoor activities available to take part in, to the cultural epicenters of the Norwegian student cities, there will be something that takes your fancy. What’s more, is that by living in Norway, you’ll be able to fully develop your new found hobby. Whether it is skiing or playing a new musical instrument, you’ll have the chance to practice whilst studying in Norway.
    It’s not just a country that offers stunning vistas and backdrops however, as Norway is one of the leading countries conforming to the guidelines from the Bologna Process in European higher education. The Bologna Process was developed to prepare students for a great future career and for life as active citizens in democratic societies. Not just focussed on academic grades, the Bologna Process makes it clear that it’s aims are to enhance you, as students, something that must be a good thing.
    By choosing to study in Norway, you’re choosing to study in a stunning environment, living as part of a welcoming community, at universities who put your success first.

    Cost of Studying & Living in Norway

    Norway uses the Norway krone (NOK) for its currency. Whilst studying abroad can be an expensive Endeavour, studying in Norway doesn’t have to be, as there are generally no tuition fees charged to foreign students. Students do have to pay a semester fee of NOK 300-600 each semester though, in order to sit your exams.  It’s worth remembering, that although you can study for free in Norway, you will still have to pay to live in Norway, a country that can be very expensive. It does however have a very high standard of living, and will provide you with free healthcare if you are staying in the country for more than three months.
    The cost of living in Norway does vary depending on which city you choose to study in and how you choose to spend your spare time. In many parts of Norway, especially in the student focused cities, there are discounts to be had for international students on everything from bus fares to leisure activities.
    There are a number of scholarships that are available for international students wishing to study abroad in Norway. The Norwegian government offers one such scholarship, created for international students from developing nations. Currently, they support around 1,100 students, of which, 800 are from developing nations. As with all types of scholarship however, there is fierce competition for them, so it is worth planning ahead if you wish to apply for this, or any other type of scholarship.
    Of course, you may wish to work while you study to provide you with a bit more money. If you’re from outside the EU/EEA, you are allowed to work whilst studying in Norway. You’ll be allowed to work a maximum of 20 hours per week, although there are some restrictions, so it is worth double checking with potential employers and your embassy once you arrive. The best news is, that most students are allowed to work full-time during semester breaks.


    In Norway, visas are only issued for 3 month periods, making them only suitable for international students on summer courses. Instead, all international students who plan to study in Norway will need to gain a student residence permit. You’ll want to apply for this as soon as possible, as it can take a while to get things sorted and to gain your Norwegian student residence permit. Unfortunately, without this you will not be allowed into Norway to study.
    If you’re from the EU/EEA/EFTA, you’ll have to gain a student visa to study in Norway; however there are no processing fees. As a non-EU/EEA international student, you’ll also be required to gain a student residence permit to study in Norway, but there is an application fee of NOK 1,100 (around USD $180). Included in your application form, you’ll have to provide a copy of your passport, an admission letter or other proof that you have been accepted to study in Norway by an approved educational institute, documentation of housing that shows you have somewhere to live, along with proof that you have enough money to support yourself through your studies. You’ll need around NOK 90,000 for this and as a general rule, the Norwegian Directorate of Immigration prefer the money to be deposited in a Norwegian bank account, which is in your name. For more detailed information, it is worth looking through the Norwegian Directorate of Immigration (UDI) website.


1 Universitetet i Oslo
2 Norges teknisk-naturvitenskaplige universitet
3 Universitetet i Tromsø
4 Universitetet i Agder
5 Høgskolen i Østfold
6 Universitetet i Stavanger
7 Norges miljø- og biovitenskapelige universitet
8 Høgskolen i Gjøvik
9 Høgskolen i Telemark
10 Høgskolen i Bergen
11 The University Centre in Svalbard
12 Høgskolen i Oslo og Akershus
13 Høgskolen Stord/Haugesund
14 Høgskolen i Narvik
15 Høgskolen i Ålesund


1Universitetet i Oslo
2 Norges teknisk-naturvitenskaplige universitet
3 Universitetet i Tromsø
4 Universitetet i Agder
5 Høgskolen i Østfold
6 Universitetet i Stavanger
7 Høgskolen i Gjøvik
8 Høgskolen i Telemark
9 Høgskolen i Bergen
10 Høgskolen i Hedmark
11 Høgskolen i Oslo og Akershus
12 Høgskolen i Molde
13 Universitetsstudiene på Kjeller
14 Høgskolen i Lillehammer
15 Høgskolen Stord/Haugesund
16 Høgskolen i Nord-Trøndelag
17 Høgskolen i Narvik
18 Høgskolen i Ålesund
19 Norges idrettshøgskole
20 Diakonhjemmet høgskole


1 Det odontologiske fakultet, Geitmyrsveien 69/71
2 Det odontologiske fakultet, Fakultetssekretariatet,