University Study in Norway: Norwegian University of Life Sciences
Experience Norwegian culture by studying at a university renowned for its focus on biology, food, environment, land use and natural resource management.
This program appeals to students who are interested in studying alongside Norwegian students or have a major in the life sciences.
Program type: This program is a university study program, which allows you to directly enroll in a foreign university and take classes with host country students. Instruction is in English by Norwegian faculty.
Level: Various levels.
Term: Fall semester, spring semester, academic year, June or August session.
- Open to degree-seeking University of Minnesota sophomores and above
- Applicants must complete at least one year of study at the University of Minnesota prior to participation
- 2.75 GPA
Students are required to maintain a minimum of 13 credit enrollment status per semester or maintain the minimum program credit enrollment determined by their study abroad program, whichever is greater.
You will take the equivalent of 15 credits per semester, which is approximately 30 credits at the Norwegian University of Life Sciences, or 5 credits (10 Norwegian credits) per summer session.
Choose from more than 200 English-taught courses.
Undergraduate courses are offered at the 100–300 level. Check the prerequisites of each course to make sure you have the adequate preparation. 400 level courses are generally master's level courses, though they are occasionally open to undergraduates who have sufficient preparation in the subject area.
You can search for classes on the Norwegian University of Life Science's website.
Each class at the university is typically worth between 5–20 ECTS credits, and they will be converted using a 2 to 1 ratio. For example, if you took a class that was worth 10 ETCS credits, you would receive 5 US semester credits. A typical course load is usually 3 classes. You will take a total of 30 ECTS credits, or 15 US semester credits, each semester.
Global Identity: Connecting Your International Experience with Your Future is an optional 1-credit online course that helps you process your overseas experience and apply what you've learned upon your return. The course assists you in reflecting on multiple layers of cross-cultural experience and marketing your study abroad experience for future goals.
Academic Fit With a University of Minnesota Degree Plan
Many courses have already been reviewed to meet Liberal Education requirements. Go to the Liberal Education Database to search for courses or submit ones for approval.
Major Advising Pages tell you why University of Minnesota faculty think study abroad is important for a particular major, what the department wants students to think about when selecting a program, and gives helpful academic planning hints. There may also be profiles of students who studied abroad in your major.