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Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU)
Trondheim, Norway (Exchange Program) (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Academic Year,
This program is currently not accepting applications.
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Budget Sheets Fall,
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Language of Instruction: English, Norwegian Minimum GPA: 3.0
Housing Options: University Residence Pre-Requisites: Sophomore status
Program Sponsor: UND Sponsored
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Norwegian University of Science & Technology


NTNU is a top research institution in Norwary with faculties in Architecture and Fine Art; Engineering Science and Technology; Humanities; Natural Sciences and Technology; and Information Technology, Mathematics and Electrical Engineering.



With a population of about 165,000, Trondheim counts itself as Norway's third largest city. It's big enough to host a full range of cultural offerings, from museums and a symphony orchestra at Olavshallen, to a full-out blues festival in nearby Hell, yet small enough so that school-aged children can safely ride city buses by themselves. NTNU itself adds to the spice, particularly when ISFIT, the bi-annual international student festival, is in full swing.

With one in six Trondheim residents a university student, Trondheim can't help but be a hoppin' town. Whether your idea of a lively nightlife is a piano bar or a lighted ski trail – Trondheim has it all. It's no wonder that Trondheim is regularly voted as Norway's best university student town.


While Norway lies at the very top of Europe – and in fact includes the island archipelago of Svalbard, home to the most northerly communities on the planet – the country's climate is moderated by the Gulf Stream, and features four distinct seasons.

Far more unusual than the country's climate is the way that the light changes with the seasons, with the midnight sun in summer and the long twilights and northern lights of wintertime.

Norway's exceptional natural beauty and a history of famous polar explorers are two reasons why the outdoors is such an important part of Norwegian culture. Many Norwegians love to hike and ski, and there's even a Norwegian word, "friluftsliv", that literally means "outdoor life."


With many courses taught in English at the graduate and undergraduate levels there are many opportunities for UND students at NTNU. Students interested in taking Norwegian language in addition to their other studies are able to do so through the NTNU Norwegian Language program. NTNU has strong programs in engineering and approximately 80% of Norway's engineers have graduated from NTNU. In addition there are a number of liberal arts programs as well.  

| Housing

The Office of International Relations is responsible for allocating accommodation to international students. You should not, under any circumstances, try booking a room on your own at the Students Welfare Organization (SiT) before you have received booking information from the Office of International Relations at NTNU.

SiT rules regulate that no more than 30 percent of the rooms in the student villages are allocated to international students. NTNU therefore has to prioritize who will get student housing. If you have applied for an exchange period at NTNU before the deadline (1 May for the autumn semester, 1 October for the spring semester), you will automatically be considered for housing.

Almost all international students who are allocated housing will be placed at Steinan or Moholt student village which are the only student villages that are furnished. 

| How to Apply:

Meet with a UND Education Abroad Program Manager
Complete the UND Education Abroad online application 
Complete the NTNU application process 

| Student Stories

View David Laurion's blog.  He studied at NTNU during the spring 2014 semester.

Dates / Deadlines:
There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
This program is currently not accepting applications.