Should I study in Norway?
Over the years, Norway has become a popular study destination for international students due to its high quality education. Norwegian public universities and state colleges do not charge tuition fees for native and foreign students. However, some programs / courses may have fees. Private institutions also normally charge tuition fees.
Through the Bologna Process in 1999, which was signed by Norway and other European countries, higher education in Europe is more compatible. Thus, Norwegian bachelor’s degrees are certified and recognized by other countries in the world. We should no longer be surprised that the popularity of Norwegian colleges and universities among international students has increased.
Higher education is generally divided into: Universities, which focus on theoretical subjects (arts, humanities, natural sciences), supply license (3 years), master (2 years) and doctoral degrees (3 years). Universities also carry out a number of professional studies, including law, medicine, dentistry, pharmacy and psychology, but these are generally separate departments, which have little to do with the rest of the university institution.
University colleges (høgskole) offer a wide range of educational options, including undergraduate, master’s and doctoral degrees, engineering degrees and professional vocations, such as professor and nurse. The grading system is the same as for universities.
Private schools tend to specialize in popular subjects with limited capacity in public schools, such as business management, marketing or fine arts. There is no formal distinction between vocational and non-vocational higher education.
University courses are designed so that students gain experience, so the emphasis is on practical training.
What are your thoughts on Norway’s higher education?