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: http://www.umb.no/21295
Program OverviewFounded 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 ProgramUMB 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: http://www.umb.no/?avd=22&search=true&kategori=emne&target=%20&language=en
EligibilityStudents 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 InstructionMost courses are taught in Norwegian, however many are taught in English as well. Norwegian language courses are offered to exchange students.
Academic CreditCredit 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.
LocationUMB 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 BenefitsStudents 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: http://www.umb.no/?viewID=9379
Financial AidFinancial 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.
ApplicationApplications are available in the Office of International Programs at 400 Culbertson Hall.
DeadlineApplications 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.
For more information about studying at UMB contact:
Study Abroad Advisor
Office of International Programs
400 Culbertson Hall
UMB Homepage: http://www.umb.no/?avd=30