Study in Norway
Bordering with Sweden, Finland and Russian, Norway is globally most known for its icy and cold living environment. It is like a paradise for winter lovers. That is why it is visited by thousands of tourists every year. Norway is not a place just for tourists. Norway is a politically and economically stable country with population density of 15.8/km2. You can find breathtaking landscapes throughout Norway. If you think that Norway is just an average little country, you will be shocked to know that Norway is one of the founding member of United Nation (UN) and NATO. As of 2017, there were about 20 thousand Pakistanis living in Norway. Christianity and Islam are the two largest religion of this country.
It is a beautiful country with an amazing and peaceful lifestyle. Norway has the sixth highest GDP (PPP) per-capita in the world. Norway has everything that any other developed country has. From an attractive living environment to business industry and a great education system; there is nothing Norway cannot offer. Norway’s higher education is one of the best in whole Europe. If you are interested in studying in Norway, you should definitely read this guide. It has everything a student needs to or wants to know about Norway.
Best Higher Education System
Just like most other European countries, Norway also has a strong higher education system. They make sure to provide the best of the education without any compromise. It is because of their hard work that every year thousands of international students enroll to study in Norway. Norway was ranked 32nd best country of world to study abroad in 2016 – 2017. Most of study abroad destination are in Europe and Norway was ranked 14th best of Europe for year 2016 - 2017.
Best of the Universities
There are many globally ranked universities in Norway providing quality higher education to all domestic and international students. As of 2017, over 15 thousand international students were enrolled at Norwegian institutions of higher education. One of its top educational institute, University of Oslo, was globally ranked 142nd best university to study in 2018. Following are some of the most top ranked Norwegian universities. Here see Latest Top Ranked Universities of Norway.
1. University of Oslo
2. University of Bergen
3. Norwegian University of Science and Technology
4. University of Tromsø The Arctic University of Norway
English Taught Programs
Students are taught using two languages as medium of communication. Students can choose either language by providing proof of sufficient language skills in it. Most courses are taught in Norwegian that is Norway’s official language. Not many people other than Norwegian people know Norwegian language. That is why, to make it easier for international students, Norway offers English Taught programs. There are about 250 master’s programs and 250 bachelor programs taught in English in Norway.
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Free Education for All
Some developed countries provide free education to their domestic students. Norway provides free education to not only their domestic students but also international students from all around the world. Education is free for everyone except for a few courses where some conditions may apply. It is a good thing that you won’t have to face the problem of paying high tuition fees but there is another issue. Living cost in Norway is also higher than most countries in the world. However, it is not out of reach and many students even from poor financial backgrounds are studying here. You should see the Study and Living Cost in Norway to get better idea of how to cope with it.
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Amazing Student Cities
Each city can be different from other cities in every country. When we choose a study abroad destination, we are going to a specific city of that country. Students should also have knowledge of student cities of their selected country for studying abroad. Most Norwegian cities are amazing each with their own unique qualities. There are over 5 cities in Norway best for students. These cities have every opportunity from great universities, living environment to potential business and trade market. Following are 5 best student cities in Norway.
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Member of the European Economic Area
Norway is a European country and also a member of European Economic Area. It means more and greater opportunities for not only students but all professionals. All countries in EEA give special rights to other member countries and its citizens. In future if you want to work or start a business in Norway, you will have a market of almost whole Europe. If you get Norwegian citizenship, you can freely roam all member countries of European Economic Area.
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One of Most Peaceful Countries
Norway is a beautiful country of beautiful people with calm and open minds. Education and employment ratio is very good in this country so people are very satisfied and happy with their country and lifestyle. This is why, Norway was ranked 11th most peaceful country out of the 162 countries. You won’t find much violence in this country. Norway has one of the lowest crime rates in the world. This makes Norway even more livable place. Norway has a very high quality of lifestyle and very stable economy with opportunities for everyone. Its natural beauty, in addition, is a meditation itself.
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