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.