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									The Norwegian System of Education

                                      Education in Norway A
           Municipality/City                                                County                                                         State/Government

                                                                                                        Secondary Sch. Diploma
                                                                               Secondary sch. diploma

                                                                                                        Academically oriented
                                                   Vocational Certificate

                                                                               Vocationally oriented
Kindergarden                                                                                                                                                  PhD
Optional age 0 - 5,                                                                                                                                           3 yrs
  with a right for
    from age 1

                                                                                                                                                         Master’s 2 yrs.

                                                                                                                                 Teacher’s Certificate
                                                                                                                                                         Bachelor’s 3 yrs

                                                                                                                                 4 yrs
Primary school        Upper primary
   1 – 7 gr.             school
                        8 – 10 gr.
  Compulsory -
                                             Secondary/High School - 3 (4) yrs.
   age 6 - 13           Compulsory-         Optional, but with a right to complete 3 yrs-age                                                          University/
                         age 13-16                                16-19                                                                            University College
                                                          Theoretical/in school training                                                    One-tier master’s
                                                           Practical training/placement                                                     Professionally oriented
                                                                                                                                            degrees – 6 yrs

Higher Education in Norway
Public Higher Education Institutions
(government funded, tuition free):              Legislation: Act Related to Universities and university Colleges of
 8 Universities, 6 Specialized University       April 1, 2005
   Institutions, 22 State University            One common financial system for public institutions (partly
   Colleges and 2 National University            performance based)
   Colleges of the Arts                         One common set of qualification criteria for academic staff
 Approx. 180 000 students
                                                One set of assessment criteria for degrees
Private Higher Education Institutions           Independent quality assurance agency (NOKUT) since 2003
(tuition + government grants):
        • 26 University Colleges
        • Approx. 32 000 students

Higher Education in Norway


•Full academic authority under own Board to
establish programmes at any academic level

•Self-accreditation of bachelor’s, master’s and PhD

•Subject to reviews by NOKUT, and subject to
quality criteria set by NOKUT

University colleges:

•Academic authority under own Board to establish bachelor’s
•programmes and below, as well as 4 yr. teacher education

•May establish master’s and PhD degree programme according
•to given criterias, subject to asessment by NOKUT and
•decision by Ministry

•May establish master’s programmes in fields where PhD
•programmes are established

Admission requirements for higher education
 General admission requirements:
Certificate from secondary education.
At least 23 years old, 5 years of working experience/child care and 6 core
    subjects (Norwegian, English, Mathematics, Natural Sciences, Social
    Sciences and History.)
At least 25 years old and work experience to compensate for the lack of a
    secondary school diploma.
 Some programmes have additional requirements (Engineering, Teacher
    Training, Computer Science, Natural Sciences).

                             Study Financing
 The State Educational Loan Fund provides students with loans and grants.
Secondary school:
 Parents are responsible for funding secondary school for their children while
they are in secondary school.
 Loans and grants available to students whose parents have low incomes.

Higher Education:
 Loans and grants available to students.
 Given as a loan. Loans will be converted to grant according to how many
   credits have been passed.
 40% grant, 60% loan.
 Loans and grants for tuition fees abroad.


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