About Country

Norway has more than 100 diplomatic and consular missions located all over the world. Norway comprises the western part of Scandinavia in Northern Europe. The rugged coastline, broken by huge fjords and thousands of islands, stretches 25,000 kilometres (16,000 mi) and 83,000 kilometres (52,000 mi) and include fjords and islands. Norway shares a 1,619-kilometre (1,006 mi) land border with Sweden, 727 kilometres (452 mi) with Finland, and 196 kilometres (122 mi) with Russia to the east. To the north, west and south, Norway is bordered by the Barents Sea, the Norwegian Sea, the North Sea, and Skagerrak.

The southern and western parts of Norway experience more precipitation and have milder winters than the south-eastern part. The lowlands around Oslo have the warmest and sunniest summers but also cold weather and snow in wintertime (especially inland).

Because of Norway's high latitude, there are large seasonal variations in daylight. From late May to late July, the sun never completely descends beneath the horizon in areas north of the Arctic Circle (hence Norway's description as the "Land of the Midnight Sun"), and the rest of the country experiences up to 20 hours of daylight per day. Conversely, from late November to late January, the sun never rises above the horizon in the north, and daylight hours are very short in the rest of the country.

Why Study in Norway

Norway, the country of the fiords, perpetual snows, northern lights, trolls and vikings, offers a unique combination to enjoy your time as a student. Whether it is the large array of international study programs and courses, the informal atmosphere that makes it very easy to approach teachers, free tuition or the opportunity to meet students from other parts of the world, many students like you decide to study in Norway each year. In fact, more than 17000 students decided to study in Norway in 2009.

Most Norwegian universities and university colleges require a higher education entrance qualification ( generell studiekompetanse) to admit students. For applicants with a foreign education, the requirements are specified in a so-called GSU-list (higher education entrance qualification for foreign applicants). This list contains information on basic education which qualifies for admission to universities and university colleges in Norway.

For some countries, higher educational attainment after secondary school from your country of origin is required. There are also language requirements for both English and Norwegian. Some studies also have other entry requirements in addition to that of higher education entrance qualification.

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