University College of Southeast Norway: Ranking, Courses, Admission, Fees, Scholarship & Placement

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University College of Southeast Norway is the second-largest state college in student capacity. As per reports, the university has more than 18000 students with 1,500 employees and eight campuses: Vestfold, Deammen, Kongsberg, Ringerike, Notodden, Porsgrunn, Rauland and Bo. The university began on 1st January 2016, when the University College in Buskerud and Vestfold came together with the University College in Telemark. 

  • As per Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report, the university is at 1208 positions 

  • Under US News, it has a global ranking of 1061 positions 

  • The Shanghai ranking is 301 to 400 

  • It is in 8th position as per the best global universities in Norway 

  • The university is at 452 positions as per the best global universities in Europe 

University College of Southeast Norway Highlights 

  • USN was established as a university on 4th May 2018 

  • The university conducts research that links with academic programs. Research also helps in professional training and helps in the needs of industry and business. 

  • The research study is available for seven doctoral programs. 

  • The university has the best research scope for students, with plenty of research centers and groups that reflect the excellent commercial profile and the university's practical approach. 

  • Most study programs focus on research, opening up plenty of scopes for the aspirants. 

  • The student-focused approach creates a friendly environment and helps staff prepare the aspirants with care. 

  • The dynamic study system emphasizes the practical methods helping students to prepare for real-life problems. 

The available faculties are:

  • USN School of Business

  • Faculty of health and social science 

  • Faculty of humanities, educational science, and sports 

  • Faculty of technology, maritime sciences, and natural sciences 

University College of Southeast Norway Admission 

  • Student visa

  • Proof of fee payment 

  • Application fee

  • Online application form 

  • Declare details of financial support 

  • Supervisor agreement form 

  • Resume 

  • Valid passport

  • Motivation letter 

  • IELTS certificate 

  • TOEFL 

  • Letters of reccomendation (MA, PhD)

  • Research proposal outline (MA, PhD)

  • Health and Life Insurance


  • Academic score: GPA 3

  • IELTS score from 1 to 9 

University College of Southeast Norway Programs 

UG Programs 

  • Engineering courses 

  • Maritime Management Bachelor Courses

  • Bachelor in Optometry — exchange

  • Radiography exchange programme

  • Bachelor of Accounting

  • Design 

  • Business

  • Computer Science 

  • Engineering 


  • Education and teaching 

  • Environment studies 

  • IT 

  • History 

  • Humanities 

  • Health 

  • International relations 

  • Management 

  • Marketing 

  • Medicine 

  • Logistics 

  • Arts 

  • Law and Jurisprudence

  • Political Science 

  • Sociology 

  • Tourism

  • Technology 

  • Sports 

PG Programs 

  • Master in Architectural Lighting Design 

  • Computer Science 

  • Digital Transformation 

  • Electrical Power Engineering

  • Ecology and environment management 

  • Energy and environmental technology 

  • Friluftsliv Studies (Outdoor Studies)

  • Human Rights and Multiculturalism

  • Innovation and Technology Management

  • Industrial IT and Automation

  • Maritime Management 

  • Optometry and visual science

  • Micro and Nano Systems Technology 

  • Process Technology 

  • Sustainability Management

  • Smart Systems Integrated Solutions

  • Process Technology 


  • Culture Studies

  • Ecology

  • Technology

  • Management

  • Person-centered Health Care

  • Nautical Operations

  • Pedagogical resources and learning processes

University College of Southeast Norway Accommodation 

The university has a total of 2300 housing units across its eight campuses. The student accommodation is safe and has suitable facilities to live in. Most of the housing units include electricity and internet service. The resident assistants and janitors are available to guide students about available accommodation facilities in the university for international students. 

University College of Southeast Norway Cost

The university fees range from NOK 110 000. The fees for master's degrees start at NOK 160,000. Some master's degree programs are also NOK 230000. PhD students don’t have to pay tuition fees. Students who start the study program before 2023 don’t have to pay the fees. This is also the same for exchange students. There are some exemptions which are subject to change. 

Cost of Course

Study Program


Bachelor of Accounting

Rupees 12863


Rupees 12863


Rupees 12863


Rupees 12863

Computer Science

Rupees 12863


Rupees 12863


Rupees 12863

Education and teaching

Rupees 12863

Environment studies

Rupees 12863


Rupees 12863


Rupees 12863


Rupees 12863


Rupees 12863

International relations

Rupees 12863


Rupees 12863


Rupees 12863


Rupees 12863


Rupees 12863

Law and Jurisprudence

Rupees 12863

Cost of Living

Even when the university doesn’t charge tuition fees, the cost of living is high. A student needs a minimum of NOK 7000 to 9000 monthly for basic expenses. Get an idea from the below details:




NOK 3400 to 7000


NOK 3000



Student Costs

NOK 500 to 300

Transport by local bus

NOK 450 to 500

Bicycle rental with helmet

NOK 150


NOK 1000 to 1500

University College of Southeast Norway Scholarship

Study a Masters in Europe Scholarships

  • Grant: €5.000

  • Applicant should apply for a university or graduate program within Europe

  • The study program should be available either offline in Europe or through distance learning in a European institute

  • Applicants having a bachelor’s degree are eligible

  • Applicant should meet correct language requirements

Scholarship Scheme set up with the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU)

  • Grant: 2500 EUR

  • Applicant has to be a British national

  • Applicants applying for a master’s course are eligible

  • NTNU should choose the eligible candidate depending on academic records and consult with the Anglo-Norse society in it

World Universities Ramsay Postgraduate Scholarship

  • Grant: 90000 AUD

  • Applicants should complete a graduate program abroad before they apply for the grant

  • Only Australian and permanent residents applying for the PG program can apply

  • The scholarship is not available for UG study, medical or post-doctoral research, or other research

  • The grant is also not available for any third-party study or an executive study program

The ExpressVPN Future of Privacy Scholarship

  • Grant: 5000 USD

  • Applicants belonging to high school, graduate school, or an undergraduate school should be eligible

  • There is no limit to age or citizenship under this scholarship

Dermadry Hyperhidrosis Scholarship

  • Grant: 2000 USD

  • Any student who is above the age of 18 years enrolling at a post-secondary institute for a study program is eligible

Atlas Shrugged Essay Contest

  • Grant: 10000 USD

  • It is open to students of 12th grade, graduate, and college students worldwide

Education Future International Scholarship

  • Grant: 200000 INR

  • Any Indian applicant with a valid passport is eligible

  • The candidate should secure 60% marks

  • All students pursuing PG and UG are eligible

  • The grant is open to all study programs

Higher Education Scholarship Test for Indian Students

  • Grant: 100000 INR

  • Indian applicants with valid passports are eligible

  • Applicants who are studying for 2 years abroad can apply for the scholarship

  • Candidate should use this grant for studying any course program that is university-recognized

  • The applicant needs to submit a scorecard of IELTS, TOEFL, or GRE for admission confirmation under this grant

University College of Southeast Norway Placement

After completing a study program, students can explore the scope of high-paying jobs in Norway. Many students also take up part-time jobs while studying to sponsor their expenses while staying in Norway. However, it is important to have a student residence permit as it helps a student when applying for jobs in Norway.

Having a good command of the Norwegian language can open up ways for aspirants to explore more job options. However, it is not mandatory to go for job options that need language proficiency. Most of the study programs at the university are research-based. It helps prepare an aspirant to become competent to work in their respective fields.

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