Norway is well known for its mountains, fjord coastline, sea-faring history, unique coastal life, midnight sunlight during the summer months, brilliant Winter Olympics performance and, of course, its higher education.
Norway’s highest ranking university, the University of Oslo, features in the top 100 of the 2013/14 QS World University Rankings® – great news if you want to study in Norway.
Due in part to its offshore oil and gas deposits, Norway has the fourth-highest per capita income in the world and one of the highest standards of living. Norway is a member of many international organizations, including the UN, NATO, the Council of Europe and the Nordic Council, the WTO and the OECD. It’s also a part of the Schengen Area, and maintains close ties with the US and the European Union (EU), despite rejecting full EU membership.
While studying in Norway you’re worried about losing a digit in the freezing cold, worry no more! The warm Gulf Stream means Norway isn’t actually as cold as you might imagine. With coastal areas being relatively mild and average winter temperatures rarely dipping below -4oC (24.8oF) in capital city Oslo, one can venture around comfortably (in layers, yes, but without turning blue).
Universities in Norway
Higher education in Norway is comprised of a mixture of both public and private universities. Some are specialized, some comprehensive, and some – known as ‘university colleges’ – concentrate mainly on providing undergraduate level education in a range of more vocationally focused subjects.
Facts about Norway
|Languages||Norwegian Language, Nynorsk, Bokmål|
|Official Currency||Norwegian krone|
|Climate||Average monthly Rainfall, Sunshine, Temperatures, Humidity, Wind Speed|