List of universities in Norway

This list of universities in Norway presents the country's universities, giving their locations, abbreviated titles (in Norwegian), and years of establishment. Most universities in Norway are public.

Most of the university colleges were created in 1994, following the university college reform. The University of Tromsø is the world's northernmost. Schools with an asterisk (*) have been created as the result of a merger.

School Location(s) Control Type Enrollment Established Size
Ålesund University College Ålesund Public University college 2600 1994*
Bergen National Academy of the Arts Bergen Public University college 400
Bergen University College Bergen Public University college 6700 1994*
Buskerud and Vestfold University College Drammen, Kongsberg, Hønefoss, Horten Public University college 2014*
Diakonhjemmet University College Oslo Public University college
Gjøvik University College Gjøvik Public University college 2800 1994*
Harstad University College Harstad Public University college 1300 1994*
Hedmark University College Elverum, Hamar, Åmot, Stor-Elvdal Public University college 5250 1994*
Lillehammer University College Lillehammer Public University college 3000 1994*
MF Norwegian School of Theology Oslo Private Specialized university 1100 1907
Molde University College Molde, Kristiansund Public Specialized university 1994*
Narvik University College Narvik Public University college 1984*
Nesna University College Nesna Public University college 1994*
Nord-Trøndelag University College Steinkjer, Levanger, Namsos Public University college 1994*
Noroff University College Kristiansand Private University college
Norwegian Academy of Music Oslo Public Specialized university
Norwegian Air Force Academy Trondheim Public (military) University college
Norwegian Defence School of Engineering Lillehammer Public (military) University college
Norwegian Military Academy Oslo Public University college
Norwegian Naval Academy Bergen Public University college
Norwegian Police University College Oslo, Bodø Public University college
Norwegian School of Economics Bergen Public Specialized university 1936
BI Norwegian Business School Oslo Private Specialized university
Norwegian School of Sport Sciences Oslo Public Specialized university
NLA University College Bergen, Oslo,Kristiansand Private University college
Norwegian University of Life Sciences Ås Public University 1859[note 1]
Norwegian University of Science and Technology Trondheim Public University 1996*
Oslo National Academy of the Arts Oslo Public University college
Oslo School of Architecture and Design Oslo Public Specialized university
Oslo and Akershus University College Oslo, Skedsmo Public University college 1994*
Sámi University College Kautokeino Public University college
School of Mission and Theology Stavanger Private Specialized university
Sogn og Fjordane University College Sogndal Public University college 1994*
Stord/Haugesund University College Stord, Haugesund Public University college 1994*
Sør-Trøndelag University College Trondheim Public University college 1994*
Telemark University College , Porsgrunn, Notodden Public University college 1994*
University of Agder Kristiansand, Grimstad Public University 1994*[note 2]
University of Bergen Bergen Public University 17000 1948
University of Nordland Bodø Public University 5800 1994*[note 3]
University of Oslo Oslo Public University 27628 1811
University of Stavanger Stavanger Public University 9000 1994*[note 4]
University of Tromsø Tromsø Public University 9500 1972
Volda University College Volda Public University college 1994*
Østfold University College Halden Public University college 1994*

Private university colleges with accredited programs


  1. Until 2005 Agricultural University College at Ås
  2. Until 2007 Agder University College
  3. Until 2010 Bodø University College
  4. Until 2005 Stavanger University College


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