The Norwegian higher educational system holds a high international standard. The living standard is among the highest in the world. Norway has been named the "world's most liveable country" in the UN Human Development Index 9 times in the last 11 years (also in 2011).
Gjøvik is located near Norway's largest lake, Mjøsa in the Oppland region. Gjøvik University College has around 3000 students and 305 staff members. Staff from 25 different countries and students from all around the world creates an international study environment. Gjøvik is a perfect place to practise winter sports like skiing and ice skating.
Norway's IT-infrastructure is advanced and modern and topics related to IT are highly prioritised in Norway.The school has close cooperation with industry and students may in some cases do their project work in cooperation with industry.
Gjøvik University College has modern laboratories and research facilities.
Several of our students have found jobs in Norway or gone on to do their Ph.D in Norway.
Costs and financing:
There are no tuition fees for Norwegian or international students. Students pay a semester registration fee of around NOK 700 per semester.
Students who get sick or have large expenses for health- or dental care during their studies can apply for partial funding through the Student Welfare Organisation.
Some scholarships are available for students, but a limited number of students are offered a place in the quota scheme each year. Only students from partner universities in selected countries may apply. Students who are not offered a scholarship must apply as self-financing students.
Residence permit (visa):
Students are required by the immigration authorities to deposit NOK 97 850 (2012-figure) in a Norwegian bank account before they are granted a visa. The money will be available to the student once they have arrived in Norway and is meant to cover living expenses such as food, housing and other expenses.
In the residence permit it is stated that students may work up to 20 hours a week and unlimited during holidays.
We will reserve housing for students who are offered a place in our programmes. See more information about housing here.