University of Agder:

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The University of Agder (Universitetet i Agder in Norwegian) is among the newest universities in Norway, but its roots date back more than 190 years. The university has six faculties and one teacher unit under the University board. The educational institute offers students high-quality course studies with an international outlook. The institute became a university in 1994 by merging six colleges and granting it a university status in 2007. However, the academic activities have been on since 1839. 

  • As per Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report, the university is at 1346 position in 2023

  • The university's School of Business and Law gets accreditation from the American Organization Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business.

  • It is at 502 ranks in the category of best global universities in Europe. 

  • It is in the 10th position among the best global universities in Norway. 

  • The university is famous for its scope in applied research, collaboration with top industry partners, and innovation in study approach 

University of Agder Highlights 

  • The university has 997 academic staff and 541 administrative staff 

  • It has two campuses: Grimstad with 3336 students and Kristiansand with 9652 students 

  • Both campuses have an auditorium and classroom facilities to accommodate both large and small student group 

  • The versatile study atmosphere makes it encouraging for students to choose this university for higher studies 

  • At the university, students get opportunities to learn and grow leadership skills through the faculties 

  • The university is famous for its cultural cooperation, innovation, research, and high-end education 

University of Agder Admissions

UG Admission 

  • Official academic records 

  • Submit the documents in Norwegian, Swedish, English language 

  • Proof of funding 

  • Copy of passport 

  • For a bachelor's degree in English, there is no need for a Norwegian language 



  • Pearson PTE Academic 

Cambridge ESOL Examinations

  • Certificate in English proficiency 

  • Certificate in Advanced English 

  • First Certificate in English 

European language certificate 

  • Telc English B2

  • Telc English B2-C1 University 

  • English certificate on C1-level 

  • Complete the International Baccalaureate IB program with passing grades at a higher or standard level in English 

  • English 140 hours written or oral exam from a Norwegian upper secondary school 

PG Admission 

  • Academic records of undergraduate degree 

  • Candidate has to submit the documents in Norwegian, Swedish, or English 


UG Program 

  • IELTS: minimum score of 5.0

  • TOEFL: minimum score of 500 from PBT or get 60 points from TOEFL iBT  

PG Program 

  • Candidates don't have to purchase Norwegian language proficiency for the study programs taught in English 

  • TOEFL: Minimum score of 80

  • Pearson PTE online with a minimum score of 62 

  • IELTS with a minimum score of 60 

Cambridge ESOL Examinations:

  • Certificate of proficiency 

  • Certificate in advance with a passing result 

  • The first certificate with the result having "A" 

  • Complete IB program with a minimum score of 4 in English at the higher level 

  • 140 hours of English spoken or written exam with grade 4 or higher 

No test score should be older than two years 

University of Agder Programs 

UG Program

  • Classical music performance 

  • Academic e-sports 

  • Global development studies

  • English 

PG Program 

  • Civil and structural engineering 

  • Coastal ecology 

  • Classical musical performance 

  • English

  • Mathematics

  • International Business

  • Mechatronics 

  • MSc Business Administration, specialization in International Business

  • Popular Music 

  • Multimedia and Educational Technology 

  • Renewable Energy 

  • Sustainability Management 

  • Music Business and Management

University of Agder Accommodation 

The student accommodation by The Student Association of Agder SiA is available at Kristiansand and Grimstad, the university's two campuses. International students outside the EU are sure to get accommodation in a single or shared room for one semester at the university. Whereas students who are from EU and EEA can opt for housing. Students will get a letter of acceptance and reservation code after they apply for the accommodation. The accommodation options are:

  • The rooms have basic furniture set up, and students must bring utensils and purchase them. 

  • SiA doesn't guarantee to offer a student their first choice of accommodation and has the right to assign a different apartment from the one they apply for  

  • Students usually sign a contract of accommodation for one or two semesters. If a student wishes to terminate their contract, they have to give one month's notice 

University of Agder Cost

Tuition fees apply to international students from outside the EU or Switzerland. Students whose study program sessions start before the Autumn semester 2023 do not have to pay tuition fees. 

Cost of Course

The tuition fees depend on the number of credits and subject area of a particular study program:

Course Study


Business Administration, specialization in Analytical Finance, master's programme

180000 NOK

Business Administration, specialization in International Business, master's programme

180 000 NOK

Civil and Structural Engineering, master's programme

260000 NOK

Classical music performance, bachelor's programme

380000 NOK

Classical music performance, master's programme

380000 NOK

Coastal Ecology, master's programme

260000 NOK

English, bachelor's programme

130000 NOK

English, master's programme

180 000 NOK

Global Development, Crisis and Change, master's programme

180 000 NOK

Global Development Studies, bachelor's programme

130000 NOK

International Business, master's programme

180 000 NOK

Mathematics, master's programme

260 000 NOK

Mechatronics, master's programme

2600000 NOK

Multimedia and Educational Technology, master's programme

260000 NOK

Popular Music - Music Business and Management, master's programme

380000 NOK

Popular Music, master's programme

380000 NOK

Renewable Energy, master's programme

260000 NOK

Cost of Living

It can be challenging to move to a new country, settle, and adjust to the living costs. The list of details can help manage the monthly expenses better.

  • Student housing SiA housing – NOK 3500 monthly

  • Textbooks: NOK 1600 to 3500

  • Public transportation: NOK 520

  • Dinner in the student cafeteria: NOK 40 to 100

  • Dinner in a restaurant: NOK 120 to 160

  • Trips with Erasmus Student Network - NOK 1100 for a weekend

However, exchange students don’t have to pay any tuition fees at the university.

University of Agder Scholarship

Education Future International Scholarship

  • Grant: 200000 INR

  • Only Indian students with a valid passport are eligible

  • Applicant should score a minimum of 60% in 10th and 12th standard

  • Candidate should produce a certificate showing lack of funding for the study program

  • Students willing to study a PG or UG degree are eligible

Fulbright U.S. Student Program, 2022

  • The grant differs as per country

  • Candidates only from the United States of America are applicable

  • Applicant should study a bachelor’s degree or start the same to get the grant

  • Applicant has to meet language requirements and show potency in completing the study program

Higher Education Scholarship Test for Indian Students

  • Grant: 100000 INR

  • Only an Indian student is valid for the scholarship

  • A student has to get 60% in 10th and 12th to be eligible for the grant

  • A student has to furnish proof of GRE/IELTS/TOEFL to get the grant

  • Applicants can apply for any stream of study to be eligible for the scholarship

ACES Scholarships

  • Grant: 3500 USD

  • Applicants should be part of the study program as senior, junior or a graduate student

  • A candidate who has an interest in news editing and holds the potency to show their passion in the field can get the grant

University of Agder Placement

There is scope for placement practice in the university, and students with suitable knowledge in their course study and theoretical studies can benefit from it. Students even get training as part of this placement practice and can hone their skills. This is how they become competent to serve their respective fields and get job offers after completing their graduation from the university.

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