With the opportunity to conduct research in the Arctic and examine phenomena such as the aurora borealis, Norway is an exciting destination for postgraduate study abroad. What's more, Masters degrees in Norway are usually free.
Why study a Masters in Norway?
Like other parts of Scandinavia, Norway is a land of contrasts, with high-tech modern cities surrounded by miles and miles of unspoilt tundra. The country is also famous for its beautiful coastal fjords and for stunning local wildlife, including wild reindeer.
As a Masters student in Norway you'll have the opportunity to study the geography, history and preservation of this unique part of the world - or pursue a range of other academic subjects at internationally renowned universities.
How popular is Masters study abroad in Norway?
Norway is a popular study abroad destination within the Scandinavian region and welcomes around 9,500 international students - many of them enrolled on Masters degrees and other postgraduate programmes.
How long is a Masters degree in Norway?
Most Norwegian Masters degree programmes are two years long, with the Norwegian academic year running between August and June.
How much does it cost to study a Masters in Norway?
There are no tuition fees for Masters degrees in Norway, but students do pay a small semester fee of NOK 300-600 (between €31 and €62). This applies to all students, regardless of nationality.
Are Norwegian Masters degrees taught in English?
English is widely spoken in Norway and many of the country's Masters degrees are offered as English-language programmes. Some courses may be delivered in Norwegian, however. You should be able to find more information on language requirements in the individual course listings below.
Will I need a visa to study a Masters in Norway?
Most students will need to apply for a residence permit in order to study a Masters in Norway (exceptions apply to citizens of other Nordic countries: Denmark, Finland, Iceland and Sweden). The exact documents required for a permit will depend on your nationality.
Learn more about studying a Masters in Norway
For further information on studying a Masters abroad in Norway, see our dedicated study guide. This includes information on the Norwegian university system and postgraduate application requirements as well as a more detailed overview of the Norwegian student immigration and visa system.
You can also read our guide to living as an international student in Norway for advice on finding accommodation, managing living costs and working whilst studying abroad.