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About Norway

The Norwegian government actively seeks to promote international student mobility and international cooperation in higher education. Norway supports a multitude of cooperation and development projects with other nations, including activities such as Cooperation Brazil-Norway, Nordic-Russian cooperation, Partnership Program with North America, among others.

Fast Facts: Norway

  • The number of international students in Norway has risen steadily over the last decade to reach 25,660 students in 2015.
  • The top three places of origin in 2015 were Sweden, Germany and Russia.
  • The top destinations for Norwegian students to study abroad in 2014 were the United Kingdom, United States, Denmark and Australia. Together they hosted more than 50 percent of all Norwegian students.

Source: SIU


International Students in Norway: Foreign nationals studying at Norwegian higher education institutions.

Norwegian Students Studying Internationally: Degree and non-degree seeking students studying abroad for a minimum stay of one month in host country.

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