Best Cities to Study in Norway


Oslo, according to, the capital in Norway is home to the best university in the country, the University of Oslo, and offers a very high standard of living for its residents, marked by tranquility and security. Local residents are also known for their more liberal outlook on life and also for being very receptive to foreign students.

Within the limits of Oslo you will find well-preserved historic architecture mixed with more modern buildings, sophisticated cafes and a very efficient public transport system. In the surroundings, you can enjoy nature with boat trips, public outdoor swimming pools and free ice skating rinks in winter. But all this quality of life comes at a price and Oslo is considered one of the most expensive cities in the world!

The good news is that all public universities in the city offer free tuition for both local and foreign students and, in addition, it is also the Norwegian city with the largest number of job opportunities and internships.

In addition to the University of Oslo, other important educational institutions are the BI Norwegian Business School (Europe’s second largest business school), the Metropolitan University of Oslo and the Norwegian Academy of Music.

Oslo, Norway


Known as the “city of seven mountains”, Bergen is the second largest urban center in Norway and concentrates good options for higher education institutions, such as the University of Bergen (the second best in the country), Bergen University College and the Norwegian School (NHH), the first of its kind in Norway. Most of the programs at these universities are offered in English.

Because of its beautiful mountains and beaches, Bergen attracts thousands of tourists in both winter and summer. In other words, things to do there in your spare time will not be missing. In fact, the city is known for its musical enthusiasm and has a large number of bands and independent artists. Did you know, for example, that the biggest Jazz festival in Europe is held there?

In the field of work and internships, the opportunities are also many. Bergen is one of the global centers for shipping, offshore oil and finance, concentrating various job opportunities and business opportunities for students and professionals. Another important fact is that Bergen is a little cheaper than Oslo, but we are still in Norway lol.

Bergen, Norway


Tromsø is a small town with just over 50 thousand inhabitants, marked by its unique style. It is an island surrounded by the sea, with countless mountains and simple but charming architecture. It is the best city in Norway for those who want to live with the magic of the northern lights. Furthermore, it has a slightly lower cost of living compared to Oslo and Bergen. One thing that makes Tromsø a unique city is the midnight sun during the summer months , when the sun is visible 24 hours a day!

The most important educational institution in the city is the University of Tromsø, founded in 1972, which is the northernmost center of higher education on the planet. Another relevant institution is Tromsø University College.

Tromso, Norway


Trondheim is a very old city with a rich cultural heritage and a good offer of entertainment and snow sports, with several music, cinema and gastronomy festivals, for example. Located right in the center of Norway, it is the fourth largest city in the country and about 25% of its population is made up of university students. So you can expect to find a very vibrant and youthful lifestyle there, especially at night.

The city’s main university is the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), which with around 40,000 students, is Norway’s largest university in number of students. This is due to the merger, in 2016, of the former NTNU with other educational institutions of the time: Sør-Trøndelag University College, Gjøvik University College and Aalesund University College.

Trondheim, Norway