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Lectures and Courses at USN available for Refugees

USN aims to offer some study slots especially to persons with refugee status in Norway. Courses taught in English in their entirety are considered for this purpose. In the future the list of courses available will be longer, and spread to include all our campuses.


Lectures available at USN

You will not get credits, nor can you attend the labs,  but you can attend the open lectures along with our students. Learn the vocabulary of your favorite subject and be inspired!

We offer courses taught in English on all our eight campuses:

Telemark:

Vestfold:

Buskerud:

You find all the subjects taught in English here: Study programs taught in English

Class schedules: class schedules in Telemarkclass schedules in Vestfold and Buskerud

If you need help in finding suitable lectures to attend send an email to refugee@hbv.no.

Courses available at USN

Norway has a quite rigid rules and regulations governing admissions to higher education. To ease the entry to higher education for refugees we are in the process of assessing alternative forms for English proficiency testing as an exception to the rules and regulations governing the entrance to higher education in Norway. 

For studies on a Bachelor level, the applicants to higher education with education background from outside Norway  have to fulfill the requirements listed in the GSU-list.

 

List of Studies available for Refugees Fall 2016

Study programs available for applications (persons with refugee status in Norway)

Campus

Program

ECTS

Semester

Spaces available to refugees Possibility for TOEFL iTP testing

Notodden

Social Sciences; Place – nature & Culture

15 (lectures one day per week – can be taken with introduction course)

Fall

25 Yes

Notodden

Social Sciences: Societies in Motion – Socialization between welfare and identity

15 (lectures one day per week – can be taken with introduction course)

Spring

25 Yes

Drammen

International Teacher Education for Primary Schools (ITEPS)

240

4-year international teacher education on bachelor level.

4-5 Yes

Note: 60 ECTS = one year full time study. All the programs are tuition free and taught in English.

How to Apply?

Admission Requirements

You are qualified to apply if you:

  1. …have a refugee status in Norway

  2. …fulfill the academic requirements listed in the GSU-list

  3. …you fulfill the English language requirements listed here*

* if you don't have documentation on English proficiency but you are otherwise qualified , we will invite you to take a TOEFL iTP test in Drammen. This test does not qualify you to other study programs in Norway/HSN

Deadlines:

The application deadline is 15th of May, 2016.

 

Step one

  1. Fill out this application form: Application Form

  2. Scan the following documents and send to us by email (maih@hbv.no):

    1. Copy of your diploma from secondary school, translated to either Norwegian or English by official translator, and a copy of the diploma in original language

    2. Copy of your transcripts from Higher Education translated to either Norwegian or English by official translator,and a copy of your transcript from Higher education in original language

    3. Documentation on English proficiency*

    4. Copy of your UDI decision granting you refugee status

    5. The application form

* if you don't have documentation on English proficiency but you are otherwise qualified , we will invite you to take a TOEFL iTP test in Drammen. This test does not qualify you to other study programs in Norway/HSN

 

Step two

Wait for further instructions from HSN. Those who will be taking the TOEFL iPT test will be invited as soon as possible

All qualified candidates will be ranked according to marks and the admissions are granted according to spaces available.

The decision for admission should be ready by the first week of August, 2016.

Any questions? Take contact with Maija Heinilä, maih@hbv.no.

Need advice or consultation?

please contact

Maija Heinilä

Project manager/Senior Adviser
Refugeehelp@hbv.no
+ 47 31 00 89 83