Arctic University of Norway

Tromsø, Norway

Availabilty: 2 spaces
Language Requirement: Courses offered in English

About the University

The Arctic University of Norway was established in 1968. It is the third largest university in Norway and the northernmost university of the world. Tromsø is located on the coastline of Northern Norway. The North Norwegian nature is ideal for many outdoor activities such as hiking, skiing, kayaking etc.

The Arctic Student Welfare Organization provide students with a wide range of affordable services, when it comes to housing, food and drink, sports and health. The international students on exchange programs are prioritized for student accommodation in Tromsø. The students also have access to on-campus cafeterias with student friendly prices, and a brand new on-campus sports center which offers numerous sporting activities for the students.

Academic Calendar

Semesters run from mid-August – mid-December and the beginning of January to the middle of June.

Visa permits/requirements

Non-EU citizens must apply for a student visa before entering Norway for study purposes. Students must transfer a deposit as proof of financial ability for one semester (~$9,000 CAD or NOK 58 185) to the holding deposit account at The Arctic Student Welfare Organisation to be able to apply for a study permit before June 1. You will have access to your money after arriving in Norway through a Prepaid Card (cash card) until you receive a National Identification Number to open your own Norwegian bank account.

More information on student visas can be found here:


The University has partnered with the Housing Department at the Arctic Student Organization of Norway (Samskipnaden) which offers rental of student housing for students of UiT in Tromso.

All international students admitted to exchange programs by the International Office at UiT can apply for student housing through Samskipnaden Housing Department. You may apply as soon as you have received an email from UiT about your nomination.


Information on available courses in English can be found below.

Cost of Living

Students wishing to go on exchange are advised that the cost of living in Norway is high. Accommodation is $1,200-$1,550 CAD/month depending on type of apartment and number of roommates.