In Norway, you can learn English, and at the same time to learn and Norwegian. Is free
Norway still remains for us mysterious and unfamiliar country. Meanwhile, it is famous for one of the highest levels of living in the world, hospitality and openness of its citizens and a well-developed system of higher and postgraduate education.
In the North Country of Norway, oil produce oil on the shelves, catch herring in the North Sea, build ships and conduct winter Olympic Games. All this is doing well there, because it is good for this. But in other areas, Norwegians give a good and appreciated everywhere in Europe education.
College or University?
Before gracious School, a young Norwegian arises: where to learn further – in college or university. Diploma about higher education gives there and there. The whole difference is that the university is more Scientific and Research Center. A college – specialized and professional higher education institution.
In Norway, four universities, the oldest – Oslo University, founded in 1811, the remaining three appeared in the middle of our century. Six university colleges giving universities in one or two specialties, such as Agricultural University of Norway, Norwegian State Academy of Music, School of Economics and Business Administration (The Norwegian School (The Norwegian State University) Of Economics and Business Administration) and DR. (cm. Table "Universities of Norway").
College (state or private) is in every district and large town of Norway. Them are more than 100, and these are pedagogical, engineering, musical, medical colleges, colleges of management and social work, art and design. They offer various training programs with a duration of 1 year to 3 years. College’s Diploma gives the right to continue education in university graduate school.
University Course lasts 3.5 years at the Faculties of Natural Sciences and 4 years at the Faculties of the Humanitarian and Public Sciences. At the end of study, all students write the graduate work and rent an exam on philosophy – Exam Philosophicum (no matter what specialty they learn). After that, they are assigned the degree of Candidatus / Candidata Magisterii (Cand. Mag.). Since 1981, state colleges have also received the right to assign the degree of Cand to their graduates. Mag.
Postgraduate education offer all universities. A biennium ends by assigning the degree of Candidatus a Philosophiae (Cand. Philos.) on humanitarian sciences, Candidatus A RERUM POLITICARUM (Cand. Polit.) on social sciences and Candidatus a Scientiarum (Cand. Scient.) in mathematics and natural sciences (to get this degree need to learn 1.5 years). Those who are going to devote their lives of science and research activities can go further and defending his doctoral dissertation, get a doctoral degree.
Completely otherwise university programs on medicine, right, economics, engineering science are being built. These specialties are considered the most prestigious and highly paid. Reception of foreigners is limited. To get a degree in one of the following sciences and the right to work in the specialty, you need to learn from a special program from 4.5 to 6 years. At the end of students are assigned to Sivilingenior degrees (Engineering Sciences), Sivilokonom (Economics), Candidatus A Juris (Cand. jur., Law), Candidatus A Medicinae (Cand. Med., medicine).
Where to go for a foreigner
In Norwegian universities and colleges, as it is easy to guess, teaching is conducted in Norwegian. Few Europeans know this language, except for the neighbors of Norwegians – Swedes. But language can be learned in Norway for free. Norwegian courses work under municipalities during the school year. In addition, Universities Bergen, Oslo, Trondheim and Tromso have the preparatory courses of the Norwegian language for foreign students.
However, for foreigners in Norway there are two university programs in English. They are offered by Norges Handelshoyskole in Bergen (Norwegian School of Economics and Business Administration) and Handelshoyskolen Bi in Oslo (Norwegian Management School). Norwegians who want to learn to business and economics and to work in the international market come to these schools.
Norges Handelshoysskole in Bergen is funded by the state, so training in it is free for all. It is only required to enter an entrance fee of $ 30 and every semester to make symbolic contributions in the amount of $ 37.
The most popular and prestigious Norges Handelshoyskole program is a biennium course on international business assignment of the Master of International Business (Master of International Business, MIB). Reception for the MIB program is limited, every year 30 students are recruited. In addition to the MIB, the school offers other international businesses and management programs. Every year, the school takes about 2.000 students.
Norges Handelshoyskole has both exchange programs with educational institutions in Europe and the United States, but a student from Russia cannot take part in them.
Handelshoyskolen Bi in Oslo – the largest business school of Norway. She has regional offices throughout the country. The school offers two courses in English: 11-month MBA and Master Sciences Program (one or two years). Students from 23 countries of the world are studying at school, most of them – it is on master’s programs, although there is a basic course on the degree of bachelor.
The Norwegian Handelshoyskolen Bi MBA program is an alloy of European and American business education models. Master of Science Program has four specializations: finance and economics, international marketing and strategy, EUROMEMEN AND MANAGEMENT IN ENERGORESURS AND ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION. 40 students are accepted for each specialty per year.
Handelshoyskolen Bi – private school, and training in it, unlike Bergen school, paid. MBA program costs 105.000 Norwegian crowns (approximately $ 15.000) for the whole course of study. Master of Sciences Fee for 65.000 kroons ($ 9.286, one-year course) and 82.000 kroons ($ 11.715, biennium).
For Master’s programs Norges Handelshoyskole and Handelshoysskolen Bi, those who have a Candidatus degree (or equivalent to her bachelor’s degree, Russians are with a university diploma or student graduation courses). Applicants hand over English TEFL and GMAT exams (see. "I" 9 (118), with. nine). The bandwidth on these exams is changing every year and depends on what this year the competition.
As a Russian to enter the Norwegian University
Norwegians, like most Europeans, study at school 12 years. Therefore, our secondary education for admission to the Norwegian University is missing – it is necessary to adhere to at least a year in the Russian university. However, as they said to the correspondent "I" At the Embassy of the Kingdom of Norway in Moscow, to take or not take a graduate of our school – in every university they decide individually. It can happen that both the Russian certificate of secondary education will be enough to enter the Norwegian University.
In addition to education, the admission commission must be submitted to a certificate of knowledge of the English language (for entering English-language programs – a certificate of TEFL or IELTS, (see. "I" 7 (116), C. 5). If you enter the university, where training is conducted only on Norwegian, then you will have to learn from the preparatory courses of the Norwegian language.
Training at state universities and colleges of Norway is almost free (it is necessary to make symbolic contributions, approximately the same as in Norges Handel-Shoyskole). However, in someone else’s country it is necessary to live on something: at housing, food and t. D. $$ 8 required.000-10.000 per year. At universities in Norway, student organizations exist, under whom are student housing, dining rooms, medical care. All this is funded by the state, and therefore students are very cheap. but "Student apartments" not so much and get cheap housing maybe not every student.
On immigration legislation, students from Russia are not allowed to work while studying. But to earn money in your free time (let him be semi-easily), however, you can always.
In addition, any student in Norway, including foreign, can get a loan or scholarship in Statens Lanekasse (State Fund for Educational Credits). The loan is usually given for 20 years and can be partially repaid by the university while student study.
The State Educational Loan Fund)
P.O. BOX 195 OKERN, N-0580 OSLO.
TEL.: +47 22 72 6700, Fax +47 22 64 2636
After you have come to the university and received an answer, you can go to the Embassy for the study visa. In addition to a visa, it is necessary to obtain both residence permit in the country (Student Resident Permit). For this, the following documents must be submitted to the embassy:
– letter of enrollment in the Norwegian educational institution;
– A document confirming your solvency (certificate from the bank), or a letter from the Norwegian Statens Lanekasse on granting a loan to study.
Residence permit in the country is given strictly for the time that you study in Norway. Although the immigration legislation states that a foreigner should leave the country right away, as he finishes study, and it can only return there in five years, but in exceptional cases permission to stay in the country can be extended (for example, if you are going to continue education in Norway Or found work there, and your employer submits a request to extend the permission).
More information about education in Norway, Norwegian universities, opportunities for obtaining scholarships and T. D. Can be obtained in the Norwegian Ministry of Religion, Education and Science (Ministry of Church, Education and Research), University Council or the Embassy of the Kingdom of Norway in Moscow.