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Bachelor's programs offered entirely in English.
Master's programs offered entirely in English.

Why should I study here?

Founded in 1968, the UiT is young, but well established and is one of Norway's four major research universities. UiT continues to grow, in part due to several mergers in recent years. All four campuses in Troms and Finnmark are modern, technically advanced and well equipped. Around 25% of the academic staff is international. The advantage of an 8:1 student-teacher ratio guarantees close guidance and a beneficial learning environment. A team of international student advisers provides services regarding all aspects of your stay at UiT. No tuition fees are charged at UiT. The Student Welfare Organisations at the campuses offer modern accommodation, kindergartens, cafeterias and sport facilities. International students can appy for housing at one of the many student hostels. The Student Counselling Centre organizes special social events and gatherings for international students, e.g. ice-skating. An introductory programme for new students, Debut Week International, is arranged each semester, providing assistance with semester starts and offering opportunities to meet fellow students.  Most of UiT’s English-taught master’s degree programmes reflect the specific character of the university’s location in the High North. An increasing number of our traditional Norwegian programmes of study offer courses of international interest taught in English. You will find attractive subjects at both bachelor’s and master’s level at all of UiT’s eight faculties. A one-semester study programme on Arctic Norway, tailor-made for international students, is offered each autumn.

What are the admissions criteria?

Non-EU applicants generally need either an IB diploma or one year of college credits.  American students can also satisfy the requirement with 3 AP scores of 3+.  International Requirements can be found here.

What is student life like?

Campus Tromsø is the administrative center of the university. Campus Alta is growing in student numbers and the study portfolio is expanding. They have well-established international cooperation with partner institutions in Europe, the Barents Region, and the Circumpolar North in general. 

Hammerfest is known as «the oil city» in Finnmark, where Snøhvit-gas is produced. Harstad is located on the biggest island in Norway, “Hinnøya”.Kirkenes has been considered the capital of the Barents region. At the foot of Fagernes Mountain, Narvik has established itself as a unique and attractive technological focal point for bright minds, successful companies, and active students sports clubs

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Non-EU students receive priority in student residence assignments.  Housing ranges from 350-950 euros per month.

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