The most democratic country in the world
The Kingdom of Norway is a Scandinavian country covered with high mountains, glaciers and deep coastal fjords. Oslo, the capital of Norway, is a city of green spaces and museums. Because of Norway’s high latitude, there are large seasonal variations in the light of day. Norway is famous for fishing, skiing and snowboarding – especially at Lillehammer’s Olympic resort. Norway is considered to be one of the most developed democracies and states of justice in the world. Some of the main business fields of Norway are the farming of fish, paper production and the metal products industry.
Norway is a founding member of the United Nations, NATO, the Council of Europe, the Antarctic Treaty and the Nordic Council, the European Economic Area, the WTO and the OECD. It is also a part of the Schengen Area. Norway was awarded first place according to the UN’s Human Development Index (HDI) in 2013. Norway is famous for their sportsmen and musicians. The Norwegian black metal scene is notably popular worldwide.
Higher education in Norway does not have tuition fees. The Norwegian system of higher education comprises of all the institutions and/or programmes that are accredited. In addition to their teaching activities, all higher learning institutions, and particularly universities, are responsible for conducting basic research as well as researcher training, primarily by means of graduate-level studies and doctoral degree programmes.
Education in Norway is valuable in different countries because of its’ high quality and specialists, making those holding a Norwegian degree in high demand in the working world. All Norwegian universities have a student welfare organisations which can offer different kinds of services such as helping students solve problems and providing them with a health services. The grades for undergraduate and postgraduate examinations are awarded according to a graded scale from A (highest) to F (lowest), with E being the minimum passing grade. A pass/fail mark is given for some examinations.
Top 3 reasons to study in Norway:
- Quality education and a good reputation of research and studies
- Modern and technologically advanced society
- No tuition fees
Did you know this about Norway?
- 88% of international students have reported that they are satisfied or very satisfied with their experience as a foreign student in Norway.
- Norway is one of the world’s biggest exporters of oil and gas.
- Norway introduced salmon sushi to the Japanese.