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Study Abroad Office

Montana State University
P.O. Box 172260
400 Culbertson Hall
Bozeman, MT 59717-2260


Heather Dolan - Study Abroad Program Assistant

Tel: (406) 994-7151


Anna Greenberg - Study Abroad Advisor and Outreach Coordinator

Tel: (406) 994-7151
Fax: (406) 994-1619


Susan Welker - Study Abroad Manager

Tel: (406) 994-5719
Fax: (406) 994-1619


Alyson Roberts - CCIS Advisor and Coordinator

Tel: (406) 994-7044
Fax: (406) 994-1619



Aas, Norway Study Abroad Program


The Norwegian University of Life Sciences (UMB)
Country: Norway
Location: Aas
Language: Norwegian, English
Level(s): Undergraduate and Graduate
Subjects: See Academic Program section
Length: Academic year or semester
Cost: MSU tuition plus room and board in the host country 
Deadline: March 1 for the following fall semester and academic year October 1 for the following spring semester

Note: A summer program is also available.  For more information, please visit the following website:

Program Overview

Founded in 1859, The Norwegian University of Life Sciences (UMB) is a leading center of education for natural sciences, technology, and social sciences in Norway.  The university specializes in research in food science, environmental sciences, biology, land use and natural resource management.  With over 76 nationalities and only 3000 students, UMB provides an international, small campus experience.  The university is located next to a spectacular 150 acre arboretum. 

Academic Program

UMB offers courses in Animal Science, Aquaculture, Biotechnology, Chemistry, Applied Mathematics and Statistics, Physics, Environmental and Natural Resources, Plant Science, Ecology and Natural Resource Management, Food Science, Landscape Architecture, Economics and Resource Management, Development Studies, and Teacher Education in Natural Science.  For course information, see the following website:


Students who have completed one full academic year of university level work at MSU with a GPA of 3.0 by the time they begin studies at the University of Life Sciences are eligible.

Language of Instruction

Most courses are taught in Norwegian, however many are taught in English as well. Norwegian language courses are offered to exchange students.

Academic Credit

Credit will be awarded at MSU for all courses taken and passed at the University of Life Sciences. The student's academic advisor at MSU and the MSU Registrar, in consultation with the Office of International Programs, will determine how these credits will apply to degree course requirements. Students are urged to work closely with these offices prior to departure to plan a course of studies that will maintain steady progress toward their degree.


UMB is located in Aas, less than 20 miles outside of the city of Oslo. Norway is one of the Scandinavian countries in the far north of Europe. Norwegian is the official language, but most visiting students find it easy to communicate in English. It is a long, narrow and varied country with its natural beauty always close at hand. Along the entire coastline there are magnificent fjords carved out and left by the huge, heavy masses of ice, which slowly receded some 14,000 year ago. The further north you go the more impressive the scenery becomes.

Traveling to other European countries from Oslo is easy and affordable. Stockholm and Copenhagen are less than an hour away by plane, and London and Paris are both two hours away. The excellent public transportation system (trams, underground, buses, ferries, and trains) makes it easy to experience the city and its surrounding areas, including nearby islands for swimming in the summer and ski areas for winter activities. The forested hills provide additional opportunities for hiking, skiing, and biking.

Cost and Included Benefits

Students receiving exchange placements at UMB will pay tuition at MSU in the same amount as if studying in Bozeman. Each student is responsible for his/her room and board at the UMB, as well as trans-Atlantic travel expenses. Remember to plan for extra expenses such as internal travel and personal spending money as well as for unexpected changes in the exchange rate. Several scholarships are available for students planning to study abroad.  Students receive an extensive orientation upon arriving to Oslo. 

Information for new students can be found at the following Web Site:

Financial Aid

Financial Aid may be used for study abroad at UMB. Additional costs for study at UMB (e.g. travel to and from the study site) may be used in calculating student's financial aid package. Students are responsible to apply to the Office of Financial Aid. 


Applications are available in the Office of International Programs at 400 Culbertson Hall.


Applications are due in the Office of International Programs on October 1 for the following spring semester and March 1 for the following fall semester and academic year.


Additional Information

For more information about studying at UMB contact:

Anna Greenberg
Study Abroad Advisor
Office of International Programs
400 Culbertson Hall
Phone: 994-7151

UMB Homepage: