JCU Global Experience Exchange Destinations Norwegian University of Life Sciences

Norwegian University of Life Sciences

Area of Study Biology, Business, Engineering, Environment and Geoscience, Languages, Politics, Science, Social Work, Zoology
Course Language(s) English, Norwegian
Average Credit Load 30 ECTS
Semester dates Autumn August - December
Spring January - June

About the University

The Norwegian University of Life Sciences is a public university located in Ås, Norway. It is located at Ås in Akershus, near Oslo, and at Adamstuen in Oslo and has around 5000 students. NMBU's mission is to contribute to the well-being of the planet. Our interdisciplinary research and study programmes generate innovations in food, health, environmental protection, climate and sustainable use of natural resources.


Oslo, Norway

Oslo, the capital of Norway, sits on the country’s southern coast at the head of the Oslofjord. It’s known for its green spaces and museums. Many of these are on the Bygdøy Peninsula, including the waterside Norwegian Maritime Museum and the Viking Ship Museum, with Viking ships from the 9th century. The Holmenkollbakken is a ski-jumping hill with panoramic views of the fjord. It also has a ski museum.

Exchange information

Courses available

More information on English taught courses, visit the NMBU website.


SiÅs offers a wide range of accommodation for NMBU students. We have studio apartments, shared apartments and family apartments within walking distance of both NMBU and Ås city centre. Student accommodations are grouped in several residential areas. The Pentagon area has mainly studio apartments and shared apartments.

Cost of living

Living expenses for a student in Norway for one semester (all numbers are approximate):

  • Housing NOK 15,000
  • Food NOK 15,000
  • Books and supplies NOK 5,000
  • Transportation NOK 3,000
  • Other expenses NOK 12,000.

See current exchange rates.

Visa requirements

New international students should apply for a Norwegian study permit (also called residence permit) as soon as possible after admission is granted.

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