Norway's Students Overseas

Number of students from Norway studying abroad: 23,931

Academic Level Number of Students Percent of Total
Undergraduate Degree/Qualification International Students 9,971 41.7%
Undergraduate Study Abroad/Non-award study International Students 3,625 15.1%
(Post-)Graduate Degree/Qualification International Students 7,477 31.2%
(Post-)Graduate Study Abroad/Non-award study International Students 2,858 11.9%
All International Students (excluding offshore enrollments) 23,931

Top 10 destinations and number of students from Norway studying abroad, 2015/16

Rank Destination Number of Students* Percent of Total
1 United Kingdom 5,542 23.2%
2 United States 3,534 14.8%
3 Denmark 3,011 12.6%
4 Hungary 1,777 7.4%
5 Poland 1,632 6.8%
6 Australia 1,067 4.5%
7 Sweden 707 3.0%
8 Slovakia 552 2.3%
9 The Netherlands 540 2.3%
10 Germany 499 2.1%

*Data reflects only outbound degree/qualification students.

To 10 destinations by degree/qualification academic levels, 2015/16

Rank Destination Undergraduate Degree/Qualification Outbound Students (Post-)Graduate Degree/Qualification Outbound Students
1 United Kingdom 5,077 465
2 United States 2,096 1,438
3 Denmark 2,785 226
4 Hungary 926 851
5 Poland 1,614 18
6 Australia 1,004 63
7 Sweden 578 129
8 Slovakia 551 1
9 The Netherlands 406 134
10 Germany 222 277

Total number of students studying internationally for all destinations abroad by field of study

Field of Study Number of Students* Percent of Total
Business and Management 5,349 22.3%
Social Sciences 4,372 18.2%
Mathematics and Computer Sciences 3,534 14.7%
Health Professions 6,307 26.3%
Education 519 2.2%
Humanities 3,134 13.1%
Other/Unspecified Subject Areas 782 3.3%
Total 23,997

* Students enrolled in more than one field of study are counted in each field. Consequently, the sum of the students by field of study is larger than 100 percent.

Data time reference: August 2015 to June 2016

Source: Norwegian Centre for International Cooperation in Education (SIU)

Number of students from Norway studying abroad: 25,004

Total number of Norwegian students from all places of origin by academic level

Academic Level Number of Students Percent of Total
Undergraduate Degree/Qualification International Students 9,770 39.1%
(Post-)Graduate Degree/Qualification International Students 7,365 29.5%
All International Students (excluding offshore enrollments) 25,004

Timeframe for reported data: August 2014 to June 2015

Source: Norwegian Centre for International Cooperation in Education (SIU)

Number of students from Norway studying abroad: 24,424 (August 2013 - June 2014)

Top 10 destinations and total number of students from Norway studying abroad:

Rank Place of Destination Number of Students Percent of Total
1 UK 5,158 21.1%
2 US 3,098 12.7%
3 Denmark 3,041 12.5%
4 Australia 1,940 7.9%
5 Poland 1,521 6.2%
6 Hungary 814 3.3%
7 Sweden 772 3.2%
8 France 523 2.1%
9 Germany 485 2.0%
10 Slovakia 455 1.9%

Number of students from Norway studying abroad:
24,376

Top 10 destinations and number of students from Norway studying abroad

Destination Number of Students
1 United Kingdom 5,224
2 Denmark 3,313
3 United States 3,173
4 Australia 1,932
5 Poland 1,521
6 Sweden 921
7 Hungary 814
8 France 550
9 Germany 477
10 Tanzania 462

Note: Data represents the time period from August 2012 to June 2013.

Source: State Educational Loanfund, Norwegian Social Science Data Services DBH as reported by Norwegian Centre for Internationalization of Education, SIU

Number of students from Norway studying abroad:
23,442

Top 10 destinations and number of students from Norway studying abroad

Destination Number of Students
1 United Kingdom 4,688
2 Denmark 3,028
3 United States 2,932
4 Australia 2,017
5 Poland 1,495
6 Sweden 863
7 Hungary 834
8 France 557
9 Tanzania 489
10 Germany 481

Note: Data represents the time period from August 2011 to June 2012.

Source: State Educational Loanfund, Norwegian Social Science Data Services DBH as reported by Norwegian Centre for Internationalization of Education, SIU

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