Universities in Norway
University is the highest level of the institution that imparts education in any society. It holds great importance in a country for it is responsible for the production of highest degree, doctorate students and conducting researches that are conducive to a particular country and the world at large. The faculty plus the students together make a university well renowned and that is why then the aspiring students are born who want to go to famous and recognize universities to polish themselves further.
University of Oslo
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Norway has many universities which impart quality education and are working towards a better Norway and better world. University of Oslo is one of the universities that is ranked as one of the top 100 universities oft eh world for the year 2013/2014 by QS World University rankings. University of Oslo is also the oldest and the first university in Norway established in 1811.
Norway imparts higher education through a means of public as well as private universities. The tenure for a Bachelors degree at a Norwegian university is of three years whereas Masters can be completed in two years. A Phd Doctorate requires a minimum of three years of study from a Norwegian university.
One of the best things about Norwegian universities is that it imparts a lot of degree programs in English medium which makes Norwegian Universities a lucrative destination for the international students. Another benefit of studying at Norwegian universities is that Norway has signed up for the Bologna Process. According to this process, anyone who completes ones education at a Norwegian University is eligible for equalization and certification of degree programs to other countries worldwide, which makes a Norwegian university student a potential global student.
University College Ostfold Halden
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Although Norway is considered to be one of the best places in the world to take up higher education because of no tuition fee at universities, world recognized degrees and exposure to international scenario but one thing international students need to consider is the living cost of being in Norway. The living cost can be expensive or inexpensive for an international student depending upon one’s country of origin. And this is one of the factors which comes into play when an international student calculates the possibility and impossibility of studying in Norway. The living expense of Norway is one of the highest among all the countries of the world and it takes around $1500 a month to survive in a city in Norway.
The public universities in Norway impart good quality education. Apart from public universities there are some private universities as well and then there are “university colleges” that provide undergraduate level education through the means of vocational programs. The international students seeking opportunities to study in Norway need to consider the pros and cons both of living and studying in Norway. The applications need to be send well before time to resolve the issues of visas and settling in before taking up education at one of the best education systems of the world, without a doubt.