Country Information

Country Information

Are you going on exchange? On this page you will find general information about education systems and visa regulations in countries where NHH has exchange agreements. You may find more information about individual host universities in the links on the right.

  • Argentina

    Argentina

    In Argentina, you can study at Universidad Torcuato di Tella.

    Academic calendar 

    • Fall semester: August- December
    • Spring semester: March- July

    Degree structure

    • In Argentina the bachelor degree programmes last four or five years (licenciado), while the master's degrees last a year (especialización) or two (maestría).

    Credit system

    • 4 courses equals 30 Norwegian credits.

    Language of Instruction

    • The language of instruction is Spanish, and few courses are taught in English. You will need to document your Spanish language levels before you go on exchange.

    Visa

    • You can travel to Argentina on a tourist visa (3 months) and apply for a student visa once you arrive. You can also apply before you leave through the Argentinean embassy in Oslo. 
    • In order to get a visa, you often need to include a medical certificate, police certificate, birth certificate and letter of acceptance from the university where you are nominated to go on exchange. Your passport needs to be valid for at least six months after you return. Note that these requirement may vary from country to country.
  • Australia

    Australia

    In Australia, you can study at Curtin UniversityMacquarie UniversityMonash UniversityUniversity of MelbourneUniversity of New South WalesUniversity of QueenslandUniversity of SydneyUniversity of Tasmania or University of Western Australia.

    Academic calendar

    • Fall semester: July/August - November/December
    • Spring semester: February - June

    I Australia the fall semester is called Semester 2 and the spring semester Semester 1.

    Degree structure

    • In Australia the bachelor degree lasts three or four years (undergraduate degree), while the master's degrees last either a year (graduate diploma) or two (postgraduate degree).

    Credit system

    • Australian universities do not have a uniform credit system, but in general 4 courses equals 30 Norwegian credits 

    Language of Instruction

    • The language of instruction is English. You may need to document your English language level.

    Visa

    • You apply for a student visa online. You must attach a Confirmation of Enrolement (CoE) from the host university to your application when you apply. 
    • In order to get a visa, you often need to include a medical certificate, police certificate, birth certificate and letter of acceptance from the university where you are nominated to go on exchange. Your passport needs to be valid for at least six months after you return. Note that these requirement may vary from country to country.

    Useful links

  • Austria

    Austria

    In Austria, you can study at Johannes Kepler Universität LinzMCI Management Center InnsbruckUniversität Wien or Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien

    Academic calendar

    • Fall semester: October - January
    • Spring semester: March - July

    Degree structure

    • Austria follows the European bachelor and master degree structure

    Credit system

    • ECTS credits (European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System) are used in Austria. 1 ECTS is the same as 1 Norwegian credit. 

    Language of Instruction

    • The language of instruction is usually German, but many courses are also taught in English 

    Visa

    • You do not need a visa to live and study in Austria if you are a citizen of the EU/EEA

    Financing 

    Useful links

  • Belgium

    Belgium

    In Belgium, you can study at KU LeuvenUniversiteit AntwerpenUniversité Catholique de Louvain or Université de Liège.

    Academic calendar

    • Fall semester: end of September - end of January
    • Spring semester: February - July

    Degree structure

    • Belgium follows the European bachelor and master degree structure

    Credit system

    • ECTS credits (European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System) are used in Belgium. 1 ECTS is the same as 1 Norwegian credit. 

    Language of Instruction

    • The language of instruction at Flemish universities is usually Dutch, but many courses are also taught in English. French is generally the language of instruction at Wallonian universities.

    Visa

    • You do not need a visa to live and study in Belgium if you are a citizen of the EU/EEA

    Financing

    Useful links

  • Brazil

    Brazil

    In Brazil, you can study at Fundacao Getulio Vargas (FGV) in either São Paulo or Rio de JaneiroINSPER and SKEMA, campus Belo Horizonte. 

    Academic calendar

    • Fall semester: August - December
    • Spring semester: March - July

    Degree structure

    • In Brazil the bachelor degree lasts four or five years (bacharelado or licenciatura), while master's degrees last either one year or two (mestrado)

    Credit system

    • 12 Brazilian credits equals 30 Norwegian credits

    Language of Instruction

    • The language of instruction is usually Portuguese, but many courses are also taught in English

    Visa

    • You can apply for a visa at the Brazilian embassy in Oslo. 
    • In order to get a visa, you often need to include a medical certificate, police certificate, birth certificate and letter of acceptance from the university where you are nominated to go on exchange. Your passport needs to be valid for at least six months after you return. Note that these requirement may vary from country to country.

    Useful links

  • Bulgaria

    Bulgaria

    In Bulgaria, you can study at University of National and World Economy.

    Academic calendar

    • Fall semester: September - January
    • Spring semester: February - June

    Degree structure

    • Bulgaria follows the European bachelor and master degree structure

    Credit system

    • ECTS credits (European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System) are used in Bulgaria. 1 ECTS is the same as 1 Norwegian credit. 

    Language of Instruction

    • The language of instruction is usually Bulgarian, but many courses are also taught in English. 

    Visa

    • You do not need a visa to live and study in Bulgaria if you are a citizen of the EU/EEA

    Financing

    Useful links

  • Canada

    Canada

    In Canada, you can study at Dalhousie UniversityHEC MontrealMcGill UniversityQueen’s UniversityUniversity of AlbertaUniversity of British ColumbiaUniversity of CalgaryUniversité LavalUniversity of OttawaUQAMUniversity of ReginaUniversity of Victoria or Wilfrid Laurier University.

    Academic calendar

    • Fall semester: August/September - December
    • Spring semester: January - May/June

    Degree structure

    • In Canada the bachelor degree lasts four years (undergraduate), while master's degrees often only last one year (postgraduate)

    Credit system

    • Canadian universities don't have a common credit system, and 30 ECTS equals everything from 2,5 to 15 Canadian credits, depending on institution. You will therefore need to check the credit exchange at your host institution. 

    Language of Instruction

    • The language of instruction is English, except in Québec where it is French, but many courses are also taught in English. You may need to document your French language skills if you wish to study in Québec

    Visa

    • If you plan to live in Canada for less than six months, you only need to register for the Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA). If you plan on staying in Canada for more than six months, you must apply for a Study Permit. You will need to register your biometric information in order to apply, and you can do this at the Canadian embassies in Stockholm, Paris or London. 
    • In order to get a visa, you often need to include a medical certificate, police certificate, birth certificate and letter of acceptance from the university where you are nominated to go on exchange. Your passport needs to be valid for at least six months after you return. Note that these requirement may vary from country to country.

    Useful links

  • Chile

    Chile

    In Chile, you can study at Pontifica Universidad Catolica de Chile (PUC)

    Academic calendar

    • Fall semester: August - December
    • Spring semester: March - July

    Degree structure

    • In Chile the bachelor degree lasts four years (licenciatura), while master's degrees can last either one or two years.

    Credit system

    • 40 Chilean credits equals 30 Norwegian credits

    Language of Instruction

    • The language of instruction is Spanish, but some courses may be taught in English. You may need to document your Spanish language skills

    Visa

    • You can apply for a visa at the Chilean embassy in Oslo
    • In order to get a visa, you often need to include a medical certificate, police certificate, birth certificate and letter of acceptance from the university where you are nominated to go on exchange. Your passport needs to be valid for at least six months after you return. Note that these requirement may vary from country to country.

    Useful links

  • China

    China

    In China, you can study at Antai College of Economics and ManagementChinese University of Hong Kong i Shenzhen, City University of Hong KongFudan UniversityGuanghua School of ManagementHong Kong Baptist UniversityHong Kong Polytechnic University, Lingnan College, Peking University HSBC Business School or Tsinghua University.

    Academic calendar

    • Fall semester: September - January/February
    • Spring semester: February - June 

    Degree structure

    • In China the bachelor degree lasts four or five years (xueshi), while master's degrees last two years (shuoshi)

    Credit system

    • 15 Chinese credits equals 30 Norwegian credits

    Language of Instruction

    • The language of instruction is Mandarin, and sometimes Cantonese in Hong Kong, but many courses are taught in English

    Visa

    • You can apply for a visa at the Chinese embassy in Oslo. You must attach a Confirmation of Enrolement from the host university to your application when you apply
    • In order to get a visa, you often need to include a medical certificate, police certificate, birth certificate and letter of acceptance from the university where you are nominated to go on exchange. Your passport needs to be valid for at least six months after you return. Note that these requirement may vary from country to country

    Useful links

  • Costa Rica

    Costa Rica

    In Costa Rica, you can study at INCAE Business School

    Academic calendar

    • Fall semester: August - December
    • Spring semester: February - July 

    Degree structure

    • In Costa Rica the bachelor degree lasts four years (licenciatura), while master's degrees last two years (maestría)

    Credit system

    • 15 Costa Rican credits equals 30 Norwegian credits

    Language of Instruction

    • The language of instruction is Spanish, but many courses are taught in English. 

    Visa

    • You don't need a visa if you plan on staying less than 90 days in Costa Rica. The country doesn't have an embassy in Norway, but you can contact the embassy in London for visa information and help. 
    • In order to get a visa, you often need to include a medical certificate, police certificate, birth certificate and letter of acceptance from the university where you are nominated to go on exchange. Your passport needs to be valid for at least six months after you return. Note that these requirement may vary from country to country
  • Denmark

    Denmark

    In Denmark, you can study at Handelshøjskolen i København (CBS)Handelshøjskolen i Århus or Syddansk Universitet.

    Academic calendar

    • Fall semester: August - December
    • Spring semester: January - May/June

    Degree structure

    • Denmark follows the European bachelor and master degree structure

    Credit system

    • ECTS credits (European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System) are used in Denmark. 1 ECTS is the same as 1 Norwegian credit. 

    Language of Instruction

    • The language of instruction is usually Danish, but many courses are also taught in English 

    Visa

    • You do not need a visa to live and study in Denmark if you are a citizen of the EU/EEA

    Financing 

    Useful links

  • England

    England

    In England, you can study at Imperial College Business SchoolLancaster UniversityNewcastle University or University of Surrey

    Academic calendar

    • Fall semester: September - December
    • Spring semester: January - May

    Degree structure

    • England follows the European bachelor degree structure. Master degrees often lasts 9 months (postgraduate diploma) or 12 months (postgraduate taught/research)

    Credit system

    • 60 English credits equals 30 Norwegian credits.

    Language of Instruction

    • The language of instruction is English. You don't need a TOEFL test to go on exchange to England, but you may need documented proof of your English language level from the Section for International Relations 

    Visa

    • You do not need a visa to live and study in England if you are a citizen of the EU/EEA and you're staying in the United Kingdom for less than 6 months. You need to apply for a visa to the UK if you plan on studying for more than 6 months. You may need Confirmation of Enrolement from the host university in order to apply.
    • In order to get a visa, you often need to include a medical certificate, police certificate, birth certificate and letter of acceptance from the university where you are nominated to go on exchange. Your passport needs to be valid for at least six months after you return. Note that these requirement may vary from country to country.

    Useful links

  • Estonia

    Estonia

    In Estonia, you can study at Estonian Business School or University of Tartu

    Academic calendar

    • Fall semester: August/September - December
    • Spring semester: January - May/June

    Degree structure

    • Estonia follows the European bachelor and master degree structure

    Credit system

    • ECTS credits (European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System) are used in Estonia. 1 ECTS is the same as 1 Norwegian credit. 

    Language of Instruction

    • The language of instruction is usually Estonian, but many courses are also taught in English 

    Visa

    • You do not need a visa to live and study in Estonia if you are a citizen of the EU/EEA

    Financing 

    Useful links

  • Finland

    Finland

    In Finland, you can study at Aalto University School of BusinessSvenska Handelshögskolan i Helsingfors (HANKEN)University of VaasaUniversity of Turku or Åbo Akademi.

    Academic calendar

    • Fall semester: August - December
    • Spring semester: January - May/June

    Degree structure

    • Finland follows the European bachelor and master degree structure

    Credit system

    • ECTS credits (European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System) are used in Finland. 1 ECTS is the same as 1 Norwegian credit. 

    Language of Instruction

    • The language of instruction is usually Finnish, but many courses are also taught in English 

    Visa

    • You do not need a visa to live and study in Finland if you are a citizen of the EU/EEA

    Financing 

    Useful links

  • France

    France

    In France, you can study at Audencia Business SchoolBurgundy School of BusinessEcole de Management StrasbourgEDHEC Business SchoolEM LYON Business School,  EM Normandie Business SchoolESC Rennes School of BusinessESCP Business SchoolESSECGrenoble Ecole de ManagementHEC ParisInstitut Mines-Télécom Business SchoolISC Paris Business School, KEDGE Business SchoolMontpellier Business School, NEOMA Business SchoolSciences PoSKEMAToulouse Business SchoolUniversité de Nantes or Université de Toulouse.

    Academic calendar

    • Fall semester: August/September - December
    • Spring semester: January - May

    Degree structure

    • France follows the European bachelor (licence) and master (maîtrise) degree structure. NHH is partnered with many highly-ranked Grandes Ecoles, which are five-year studies made up of two preparation years (classes préparatoires), followed by three intenive years. Graduate exchange students from NHH take classes from year two. 

    Credit system

    • ECTS credits (European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System) are used in France. 1 ECTS is the same as 1 Norwegian credit. 

    Language of Instruction

    • The language of instruction is usually French, but many courses are also taught in English 

    Visa

    • You do not need a visa to live and study in France if you are a citizen of the EU/EEA

    Financing 

    Useful links

  • Georgia

    Georgia

    In Georgia, you can study at ISET

    Academic calendar

    • Fall semester: September - December
    • Spring semester: January/February - June/July 

    Degree structure

    • Georgia follows the European bachelor and master degree structure

    Credit system

    • ECTS credits (European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System) are used in Georgia. 1 ECTS is the same as 1 Norwegian credit. 

    Language of Instruction

    • The language of instruction is English

    Visa

    • You don't need a visa if you plan on staying less than 12 months in Georgia
  • Germany

    Germany

    In Germany, you can study at Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu KielEBS UniversitätFrankfurt School of Finance and ManagementFreie Universität BerlinGoethe Universität Frankfurt am MainHumboldt Universität zu Berlin (HU Berlin), RWTH Aachen UniversityRuhr-Universität BochumTechnische Universität BerlinTechnische Universität MünchenUniversität zu KölnUniversität MannheimUniversität MünsterUniversität WürzburgWFI - Ingolstadt School of Management, or WHU Otto Beisheim School of Management.

    Academic calendar

    • Fall semester: October - February
    • Spring semester: March/April - August

    Some universities have alternative academic dates

    Degree structure

    • Germany follows the European bachelor and master degree structure

    Credit system

    • ECTS credits (European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System) are used in Germany. 1 ECTS is the same as 1 Norwegian credit

    Language of Instruction

    • The language of instruction is usually German, but many courses are also taught in English 

    Visa

    • You do not need a visa to live and study in Germany if you are a citizen of the EU/EEA

    Financing 

    Useful links

  • Greece

    Greece

    In Greece, you can study at Athens University of Economics and Business

    Academic calendar

    • Fall semester: October - January/February
    • Spring semester: February - June

    Degree structure

    • Greece follows the European bachelor and master degree structure

    Credit system

    • ECTS credits (European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System) are used in Greece. 1 ECTS is the same as 1 Norwegian credit. 

    Language of Instruction

    • The language of instruction is usually Greek, but many courses are also taught in English 

    Visa

    • You do not need a visa to live and study in Greece if you are a citizen of the EU/EEA

    Financing 

    Useful links

  • Hungary

    Hungary

    In Hungary, you can study at Corvinus University of Budapest.

    Academic calendar

    • Fall semester: September - December
    • Spring semester: January/February - May/June

    Degree structure

    • Hungary follows the European bachelor and master degree structure

    Credit system

    • ECTS credits (European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System) are used in Hungary. 1 ECTS is the same as 1 Norwegian credit. 

    Language of Instruction

    • The language of instruction is usually Hungarian, but many courses are also taught in English 

    Visa

    • You do not need a visa to live and study in Hungary if you are a citizen of the EU/EEA

    Financing 

    Useful links

  • Iceland

    Iceland

    In Iceland, you can study at Reykjavik University

    Academic calendar

    • Fall semester: August - December
    • Spring semester: January - May/June

    Degree structure

    • Iceland follows the European bachelor and master degree structure

    Credit system

    • ECTS credits (European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System) are used in Iceland. 1 ECTS is the same as 1 Norwegian credit. 

    Language of Instruction

    • The language of instruction is usually Icelandic, but many courses are also taught in English 

    Visa

    • You do not need a visa to live and study in Iceland if you are a citizen of the EU/EEA

    Financing 

    Useful links

  • India

    India

    In India, you can study at Indian Institute of Management AhmedabadIndian Institute of Managment Bangalore, Indian Institute of Management Kozhikode or Indian Institute of Management Udaipur

    Academic calendar

    • Fall semester: September - January/February
    • Spring semester: February/March - August

    Degree structure

    • India follows the European bachelor and master degree structure

    Credit system

    • 18 Indian credits equals 30 Norwegian credits

    Language of Instruction

    • The language of instruction is English

    Visa

    • You can apply for a visa at the Indian embassy in Oslo
    • In order to get a visa, you often need to include a medical certificate, police certificate, birth certificate and letter of acceptance from the university where you are nominated to go on exchange. Your passport needs to be valid for at least six months after you return. Note that these requirement may vary from country to country.

    Useful links

  • Israel

    Israel

    It is currently not possible to go on exchange to Israel.

    In Israel, you can study at Coller School of Management, Tel Aviv University

    Academic calendar

    • Fall semester: October-January/February
    • Spring semester: February- May

    Degree structure

    • Israel follows the European bachelor and master degree structure

    Credit system

    • 15 Tel Aviv University credits equals 30 Norwegian credits

    Language of Instruction

    • The language of instruction is English

    Visa

    • You can apply for a visa at the Israeli embassy in Oslo. Contact them at consular@oslo.mfa.gov.il before starting the process. 
    • In order to get a visa, you often need to include a medical certificate, police certificate, birth certificate and letter of acceptance from the university where you are nominated to go on exchange. Your passport needs to be valid for at least six months after you return. Note that these requirement may vary from country to country.

    Useful links

  • Italy

    Italy

    In Italy, you can study at LUISSUniversitá Luigi BocconiUniversità degli Studi di BolognaUniversità degli Studi di SienaUniversità degli Studi di Torino or Università di Pisa

    Academic calendar

    • Fall semester: September/October - January/February
    • Spring semester: February - June/July

    Degree structure

    • Italy follows the European bachelor and master degree structure

    Credit system

    • ECTS credits (European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System) are used in Italy. 1 ECTS is the same as 1 Norwegian credit. 

    Language of Instruction

    • The language of instruction is usually Italian, but many courses are also taught in English 

    Visa

    • You do not need a visa to live and study in Italy if you are a citizen of the EU/EEA

    Financing 

    Useful links

  • Japan

    Japan

    In Japan, you can study at Akita International UniversityKeio University, Kobe UniversityNagoya University of Commerce and Business, Rikkyo University or Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University.

    Academic calendar

    • Fall semester: September - January/February
    • Spring semester: March/April - August

    Degree structure

    • In Japan the bachelor degree lasts four or five years (gakushi), while master's degrees (shushi) last two years 

    Credit system

    • Japanese universities don't have a common credit system. At Akita, Kobe and Rikkyo, 15 credits equals 30 Norwegian credits, while 14 credits at Keio equals 30 Norwegian credits. At Nagoya, 20 credits equals 30 Norwegian credits. At Ritsumeikan, 16 credits equals 30 Norwegian credits. 

    Language of Instruction

    • The language of instruction is Japanese, but many courses are taught in English

    Visa

    • You can apply for a visa at the Japanese embassy in Oslo. You must attach a Confirmation of Enrolement from the host university to your application when you apply
    • In order to get a visa, you often need to include a medical certificate, police certificate, birth certificate and letter of acceptance from the university where you are nominated to go on exchange. Your passport needs to be valid for at least six months after you return. Note that these requirement may vary from country to country

    Useful links

  • Latvia

    Latvia

    In Latvia, you can study at University of Latvia

    Academic calendar

    • Fall semester: September - December
    • Spring semester: January - May

    Degree structure

    • Latvia follows the European bachelor and master degree structure

    Credit system

    • ECTS credits (European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System) are used in Latvia. 1 ECTS is the same as 1 Norwegian credit. 

    Language of Instruction

    • The language of instruction is usually Latvian, but many courses are also taught in English 

    Visa

    • You do not need a visa to live and study in Latvia if you are a citizen of the EU/EEA

    Financing 

    Useful links

  • Lithuania

    Lithuania

    In Lithuania, you can study at Vytautas Magnus University

    Academic calendar

    • Fall semester: September - December
    • Spring semester: January - May

    Degree structure

    • Lithuania follows the European bachelor and master degree structure

    Credit system

    • ECTS credits (European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System) are used in Lithuania. 1 ECTS is the same as 1 Norwegian credit. 

    Language of Instruction

    • The language of instruction is usually Lithuanian, but many courses are also taught in English 

    Visa

    • You do not need a visa to live and study in Lithuania if you are a citizen of the EU/EEA

    Financing 

    Useful links

  • Malaysia

    Malaysia

    In Malaysia, you can study at Universiti Malaya

    Academic calendar

    • Fall semester: July/August - November/December
    • Spring semester: January - May/June

    Degree structure

    • In Malaysia the bachelor degree lasts three years, while master's degrees last two years 

    Credit system

    • 12 credits at Universiti Malaya equals 30 Norwegian credits

    Language of Instruction

    • The language of instruction is English

    Visa

    • You can apply for a visa at the Malaysian embassy in Stockholm
    • In order to get a visa, you often need to include a medical certificate, police certificate, birth certificate and letter of acceptance from the university where you are nominated to go on exchange. Your passport needs to be valid for at least six months after you return. Note that these requirement may vary from country to country

    Useful links

  • Mexico

    Mexico

    In Mexico, you can study at ITAM or IPADE Business School

    Academic calendar 

    • Fall semester: September - January/February
    • Spring semester: February - June

    Degree structure

    • In Mexico the bachelor degree programmes last four or five years (licenciatura), while the master's degrees last two or three years (maestría)

    Credit system

    • 30 Mexican credits equals 30 Norwegian credits.

    Language of Instruction

    • The language of instruction is Spanish, and few courses are taught in English. 

    Visa

    • You need to apply for a visa if you plan on staying longer than 180 days in Mexico
    • In order to get a visa, you often need to include a medical certificate, police certificate, birth certificate and letter of acceptance from the university where you are nominated to go on exchange. Your passport needs to be valid for at least six months after you return. Note that these requirement may vary from country to country.
  • New Zealand

    New Zealand

    In New Zealand, you can study at University of Waikato

    Academic calendar

    • Fall semester: July/August - November/December
    • Spring semester: February - June

    I New Zealand the fall semester is called Semester 2 and the spring semester Semester 1.

    Degree structure

    • In New Zealand the bachelor degree lasts three or four years (undergraduate degree), while the master's degrees last either a year (graduate diploma) or two (postgraduate degree)

    Credit system

    • 60 credits at Waikato equals 30 Norwegian credits

    Language of Instruction

    • The language of instruction is English. You may need to document your English language level

    Visa

    • You apply for a student visa online. You must attach a Confirmation of Enrolement (CoE) from the host university to your application when you apply. The price is approx. NZD $330. 
    • In order to get a visa, you often need to include a medical certificate, police certificate, birth certificate and letter of acceptance from the university where you are nominated to go on exchange. Your passport needs to be valid for at least six months after you return. Note that these requirement may vary from country to country.

    Useful links

  • Peru

    Peru

    In Peru, you can study at Universidad ESAN

    Academic calendar

    • Fall semester: August - December/January
    • Spring semester: March/April - July

    Degree structure

    • In Peru the bachelor degree lasts three or four years, while master's degrees can last either one or two years.

    Credit system

    • 15 Peruvian credits equals 30 Norwegian credits

    Language of Instruction

    • The language of instruction is Spanish, but some courses may be taught in English. You may need to document your Spanish language skills

    Visa

    • You may travel to Peru on a tourist visa, and apply for a student visa within 90 days once you arrive in Lima
    • In order to get a visa, you often need to include a medical certificate, police certificate, birth certificate and letter of acceptance from the university where you are nominated to go on exchange. Your passport needs to be valid for at least six months after you return. Note that these requirement may vary from country to country.
  • Poland

    Poland

    In Poland, you can study at Cracow University of Economics or Warsaw School of Economics (SGH).

    Academic calendar

    • Fall semester: October - January
    • Spring semester: February - July

    Degree structure

    • Poland follows the European bachelor and master degree structure

    Credit system

    • ECTS credits (European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System) are used in Poland. 1 ECTS is the same as 1 Norwegian credit. 

    Language of Instruction

    • The language of instruction is usually Polish, but many courses are also taught in English 

    Visa

    • You do not need a visa to live and study in Poland if you are a citizen of the EU/EEA

    Financing 

    Useful links

  • Portugal

    Portugal

    In Portugal, you can study at ISCTE-IULUniversidade Catolica PortugesaUniversidade de LisboaNOVA School of Business and Economics or University of Porto

    Academic calendar

    • Fall semester: September - January/February
    • Spring semester: February/March - June

    Degree structure

    • Portugal follows the European bachelor and master degree structure

    Credit system

    • ECTS credits (European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System) are used in Portugal. 1 ECTS is the same as 1 Norwegian credit. 

    Language of Instruction

    • The language of instruction is usually Portuguese, but many courses are also taught in English 

    Visa

    • You do not need a visa to live and study in Portugal if you are a citizen of the EU/EEA

    Financing 

    Useful links

  • Russia

    Russia

    It is currently not possible to go on exchange to Russia.

    In Russia, you can study at Higher School of Economics Moscow (HSE) or St. Petersburg State University (GSOM)

    Academic calendar

    • Fall semester: September - January
    • Spring semester: February - June 

    Degree structure

    • In Russia the bachelor degree lasts four years (бакалавр), while master's degrees last two years (магистр)

    Credit system

    • 15 credits equals 30 Norwegian credits

    Language of Instruction

    • The language of instruction is Russian, but many courses are taught in English

    Visa

    • You can apply for a visa at the Russian embassy in Oslo. You will need a negative HIV test in order to apply
    • In order to get a visa, you often need to include a medical certificate, police certificate, birth certificate and letter of acceptance from the university where you are nominated to go on exchange. Your passport needs to be valid for at least six months after you return. Note that these requirement may vary from country to country
  • Singapore

    Singapore

    In Singapore, you can study at National University of Singapore or Singapore Management University.

    Academic calendar

    • Fall semester: July/August - November/December
    • Spring semester: January - May/June 

    Degree structure

    • In Singapore the bachelor degree lasts three years, while master's degrees last two years 

    Credit system

    • 5 courses at NUS equals 30 Norwegian credits, while 4 courses at SMU equals 30 Norwegian credits. If you're taking a MBA at NUS, 16 Modular Credits (MC) equals 30 Norwegian credits

    Language of Instruction

    • The language of instruction is English

    Visa

    • You may apply for a student visa (Foreign Student Immigration Pass) once you arrive in Singapore
    • In order to get a visa, you often need to include a medical certificate, police certificate, birth certificate and letter of acceptance from the university where you are nominated to go on exchange. Your passport needs to be valid for at least six months after you return. Note that these requirement may vary from country to country

    Useful links

  • Slovakia

    Slovakia

    In Slovakia, you can study at Comenius University i Bratislava

    Academic calendar

    • Fall semester: September - December
    • Spring semester: January/February - June

    Degree structure

    • Slovakia follows the European bachelor and master degree structure

    Credit system

    • ECTS credits (European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System) are used in Slovakia. 1 ECTS is the same as 1 Norwegian credit. 

    Language of Instruction

    • The language of instruction is usually Slovak, but many courses are also taught in English 

    Visa

    • You do not need a visa to live and study in Slovakia if you are a citizen of the EU/EEA

    Financing 

    Useful links

  • Slovenia

    Slovenia

    In Slovenia, you can study at University of Ljubljana

    Academic calendar

    • Fall semester: September - December
    • Spring semester: January/February - June

    Degree structure

    • Slovenia follows the European bachelor and master degree structure

    Credit system

    • ECTS credits (European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System) are used in Slovenia. 1 ECTS is the same as 1 Norwegian credit. 

    Language of Instruction

    • The language of instruction is usually Slovene, but many courses are also taught in English 

    Visa

    • You do not need a visa to live and study in Slovenia if you are a citizen of the EU/EEA

    Financing 

  • South Korea

    South Korea

    In South Korea, you can study at Hankuk University of Foreign Studies (HUFS), Korea University Business School (KUBS) or Yonsei University

    Academic calendar

    • Fall semester: August/September - December/January
    • Spring semester: February/March - June/July

    Degree structure

    • In South Korea the bachelor degree lasts four years, while master's degrees last two years 

    Credit system

    • 15 South Korean credits equals 30 Norwegian credits

    Language of Instruction

    • The language of instruction is Korean, but many courses are taught in English

    Visa

    • You can apply for a visa at the South Korean embassy in Oslo. You must attach a Confirmation of Enrolement from the host university to your application when you apply for the D-2-6 visa
    • In order to get a visa, you often need to include a medical certificate, police certificate, birth certificate and letter of acceptance from the university where you are nominated to go on exchange. Your passport needs to be valid for at least six months after you return. Note that these requirement may vary from country to country

    Useful links

  • Spain

    Spain

    In Spain, you can study at ESADEIE UniversityUniversidad de BarcelonaUniversidad Carlos III de MadridUniversidad Complutense de MadridUniversidad de Deusto, Universidad de GranadaUniversidad Loyola AndaluciaUniversidad de NavarraUniversidad Pompeu Fabra or Universidad de Salamanca.

    Academic calendar

    • Fall semester: September/October - January
    • Spring semester: February - June

    Degree structure

    • Spain follows the European bachelor and master degree structure

    Credit system

    • ECTS credits (European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System) are used in Spain. 1 ECTS is the same as 1 Norwegian credit. 

    Language of Instruction

    • The language of instruction is usually Spanish, but many courses are also taught in English 

    Visa

    • You do not need a visa to live and study in Spain if you are a citizen of the EU/EEA

    Financing 

    Useful links

  • Sweden

    Sweden

    In Sweden, you can study at Gøteborgs UniversitetJönköping UniversitetLund UniversitetStockholm School of EconomicsStockholms UniversitetUmeå Universitet or Uppsala Universitet.

    Academic calendar

    • Fall semester: August - December
    • Spring semester: January - May/June

    Degree structure

    • Sweden follows the European bachelor and master degree structure

    Credit system

    • ECTS credits (European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System) are used in Sweden. 1 ECTS is the same as 1 Norwegian credit. 

    Language of Instruction

    • The language of instruction is usually Swedish, but many courses are also taught in English 

    Visa

    • You do not need a visa to live and study in Sweden if you are a citizen of the EU/EEA

    Financing 

    Useful links

  • Switzerland

    Switzerland

    In Switzerland, you can study at HEC Lausanne or Universität St.Gallen

    Academic calendar

    • Fall semester: September - December
    • Spring semester: February/March - June

    Degree structure

    • Switzerland follows the European bachelor and master degree structure

    Credit system

    • ECTS credits (European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System) are used in Switzerland. 1 ECTS is the same as 1 Norwegian credit. 

    Language of Instruction

    • The language of instruction is usually either German, French or Italian, but many courses are also taught in English 

    Visa

    • You do not need a visa to live and study in Switzerland if you are a citizen of the EU/EEA

    Financing 

    Useful links

  • Taiwan

    Taiwan

    In Taiwan, you can study at National Chengchi University, National Sun Yat-sen University or National Taiwan University.

    Academic calendar

    • Fall semester: August - December
    • Spring semester: January/February - June 

    Degree structure

    • In Taiwan the bachelor degree lasts four years, while master's degrees last two years

    Credit system

    • 15 Taiwanese credits equals 30 Norwegian credits

    Language of Instruction

    • The language of instruction is Mandarin, but many courses are taught in English

    Visa

    • You can apply for a visa at the Taipei Mission in Sweden, Consular Section. You need to attached a Confirmation of Enrolement from the host university to your application
    • In order to get a visa, you often need to include a medical certificate, police certificate, birth certificate and letter of acceptance from the university where you are nominated to go on exchange. Your passport needs to be valid for at least six months after you return. Note that these requirement may vary from country to country

    Useful links

  • Thailand

    Thailand

    In Thailand, you can study at Thammasat University

    Academic calendar

    • Fall semester: August - December
    • Spring semester: January - May

    Degree structure

    • In Thailand the bachelor degree lasts four years, while master's degrees last two years

    Credit system

    • 9 Thai graduate credits equals 30 Norwegian credits

    Language of Instruction

    • The language of instruction is Thai, but many courses are taught in English

    Visa

    • You can apply for a visa at the Thai embassy in Oslo. You must attach a Confirmation of Enrolement from Thammasat to your application when you apply
    • In order to get a visa, you often need to include a medical certificate, police certificate, birth certificate and letter of acceptance from the university where you are nominated to go on exchange. Your passport needs to be valid for at least six months after you return. Note that these requirement may vary from country to country

    Useful links

  • The Czech Republic

    The Czech Republic

    In the Czech Republic, you can study at VSE Prague University of Economics and Business

    Academic calendar

    • Fall semester: September - February
    • Spring semester: February/March - July

    Degree structure

    • The Czech Republic follows the European bachelor and master degree structure

    Credit system

    • ECTS credits (European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System) are used in the Czech Republic. 1 ECTS is the same as 1 Norwegian credit. 

    Language of Instruction

    • The language of instruction is usually Czech, but many courses are also taught in English 

    Visa

    • You do not need a visa to live and study in the Czech Republic if you are a citizen of the EU/EEA

    Financing 

    Useful links

  • The Netherlands

    The Netherlands

    In the Netherlands, you can study at Groningen UniversiteitMaastricht University School of Business and EconomicsRSM Erasmus Universiteit or Tilburg University.

    Academic calendar

    • Fall semester: September - January
    • Spring semester: February - July

    Degree structure

    • The Netherlands follows the European bachelor and master degree structure

    Credit system

    • ECTS credits (European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System) are used in the Netherlands. 1 ECTS is the same as 1 Norwegian credit. 

    Language of Instruction

    • The language of instruction is usually Dutch, but many courses are also taught in English 

    Visa

    • You do not need a visa to live and study in the Netherlands if you are a citizen of the EU/EEA

    Financing 

    Useful links

  • Turkey

    Turkey

    In Turkey, you can study at Koc University

    Academic calendar

    • Fall semester: September - January
    • Spring semester: February - June

    Degree structure

    • Turkey follows the European bachelor and master degree structure

    Credit system

    • 15 Turkish credits equals 30 Norwegian credits

    Language of Instruction

    • The language of instruction is usually Turkish, but many courses are also taught in English 

    Visa

    • You need to apply for a visa before you move at the Turkish embassy in Oslo
    • In order to get a visa, you often need to include a medical certificate, police certificate, birth certificate and letter of acceptance from the university where you are nominated to go on exchange. Your passport needs to be valid for at least six months after you return. Note that these requirement may vary from country to country.

    Financing 

    Useful links

  • USA

    USA

    In the USA, you can study at Cal Poly PomonaCornell UniversityEmory University, Middlebury Institute of International StudiesSt. Cloud State UniversityUniversity of California, Berkeley, University of California, San DiegoUniversity of CincinnatiUniversity of Michigan, University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill or University of Washington

    Academic calendar

    • Fall semester: August/September - December
    • Spring semester: January - May/June

    Degree structure

    • In the USA the bachelor degree lasts four years (undergraduate), while master's degrees often only last one year (postgraduate)

    Credit system

    • American universities don't have a common credit system. At Berkeley, Cal Poly, Cornell, Emory, St. Cloud, Cincinnati, Michigan and North Carolina, 12-15 credits equals 30 Norwegian credits, depending on whether you're taking undergraduate or graduate courses. At Washington and San Diego, 24 credits equals 30 Norwegian credits

    Language of Instruction

    • The language of instruction is English

    Visa

    • You can apply for a visa at the American embassy in Oslo. You must attach a Confirmation of Enrolment to your application
    • In order to get a visa, you often need to include a medical certificate, police certificate, birth certificate and letter of acceptance from the university where you are nominated to go on exchange. Your passport needs to be valid for at least six months after you return. Note that these requirement may vary from country to country.

    Useful links