NHH summer school

NHH summer school

Interact with students from all over the world while being taught by NHH faculty and leading experts in the various academic fields.

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NHH is Norway’s leading business school and the number one choice for Norwegian students. Join the NHH Summer School and choose from two different courses depending on your academic interests.

The dates for NHH Summer School 2019: June 17 - 28

Experience the vibrant city of Bergen, the gateway to the fjords and the historic hub for commerce and trade in Norway at its most beautiful in June while it boasts 24 hours of daylight and brimming with opportunities to explore the area.

  • ELE428 Natural Resource Management and Policy: the Norwegian Model

    ELE428 Natural Resource Management and Policy: the Norwegian Model

    Learn how to manage natural resources from experts in the field.

    Natural Resource Management: The Norwegian Model is a summer course open to graduate students from NHH partner schools. 

    The programme has been developed and organised by NHH faculty in partnership with a range of companies active in the industries examined in the course. Company visits and case studies form a major part of the course schedule.

    The programme will soon be available.

  • ELE430 Business Model Innovation for Entrepreneurs

    ELE430 Business Model Innovation for Entrepreneurs

  • Application and admission

    Application and admission

    Application deadline

    The application deadline is 15 April.

    Online application

    To apply for admission, please complete the online application form, and submit electronic copies of the following documents:

    • Transcript of records from every college or university attended 
    • Letter of motivation    
    • Curriculum vitae (CV)

    Online Application Form

    If the link does not take you directly to Søknadsweb for Norges Handelshøyskole/Norwegian School of Economics, you can click on the menu with the different schools and select Norges Handelshøyskole. You can also change the language to English in the top right corner of the page. Select the option titled "International Applicant" and "Register new international applicant" to register your contact information and receive a login password by e-mail.

    If you apply for more than one course, please prioritise the courses in your application.

    Applications are not considered complete until all required paperwork has been submitted. Incomplete applications will not be evaluated.

    Admission requirements

    • Graduate students shall have completed an undergraduate degree prior to participation in the summer school
    • Good academic standing
    • Excellent command of the English language
    • A nomination from your home university

    Only students coming from NHH’s partner universities will be considered for admission. You may submit a confirmation from your home university as proof of nomination, otherwise, NHH will contact the coordinator at your home university and ask for a confirmation. 

    Applicants will be ranked based on the following criteria: grade point average and motivation letter.

    Tuition, fees and financing

    As a public university institution, NHH does not charge any application, admission or tuition fees to international students. Students are required to cover travel costs to and from Bergen and they are expected to have sufficient funds to cover housing, meals, a contribution towards the social part of the course programme, incidental expenses, and extra-curricular activities.

  • Summer School dates and class information

    Summer School dates and class information

    Dates: Both courses run from June 17 – 28. We recommend all students to arrive in Bergen on June 14 to be able to join the welcome programme during the first weekend.

    Language of instruction: All courses are taught in English.

    Credits: All courses are worth 6 ECTS

    Grading: Grading scale A - F

    Class format: Lectures and discussions, often based on case preparation.

    Attendance: Class attendance is mandatory.

    Participation: Active class participation is expected in presentations, coursework, and group work

    Course approval: The students must have completed the required assignments set by the course instructor (course approval). Final grade is based on the written paper and a presentation of a group project.

    Examinations: Having received course approval, the students hand in a written paper.

  • Practical information

    Practical information


    Housing will be provided at a reasonable cost to all students accepted into the Summer School at Hatleberg Student Accommodation.

    Arrival and welcome

    Upon arrival in Bergen, a pick-up service will be provided for all Summer School students.

    A special programme of events will be provided during the initial weekend, with a focus on information, sightseeing, social events, integration, and parties. More information about the welcome programme will be sent out directly to successfully admitted students well in advance of their arrival in Bergen.

    Residence permits and visas

    Students joining the Summer School do not require a residence permit, and most will not require a visa to visit Norway for the duration of the summer school.

    A list of countries exempted from visa requirements.

    Information on health insurance in Norway.


    Cost for housing at Hatleberg: 4000 NOK

    • Students can choose to find housing on the private market on their own

    Activity fee: 1000 NOK

    • This is mandatory and not a tuition fee

    Approximate costs, excluded travel cost to and from Bergen and meals are 5000 NOK.