Scandinavian Studies in Telemark

Scandinavian studies is a program for students who would like to explore life in a local community close to nature. It gives you a unique practical and theoretical experience and insight into a local and national culture.

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Study level
Exchange Programmes
Closing dates
Autumn: April 15
Spring: October 15
30 or 60 ECTS Bachelor level
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Spring 2020

Why study Scandinavian studies?

Scandinavian Studies in Telemark seeks to provide for international students a semester or year of academic study and social opportunity to explore dimensions of the Norwegian way of life, specifically Telemark county. Fall and Spring semester offer a broad range of academic themes, in addition to promoting intercultural competence and environmental insights while utilizing the diversity of Telemark’s geography, culture, and business community.

What you will learn

This program offers international undergraduate students an extended period of immersion into the cultural setting of academic studies. The courses provide a broad range of social and cultural insights into Telemark and Norway: past and present. The students will be exposed to the requirements of critical thinking and independent work, which characterize the Norwegian academic context.

Why study at USN?

USN offer an informal and student friendly environment. Our campuses are small with an open-door policy where our staff dedicates time and attention to each student. USN offers a safe living and study environment as well as a multicultural society where English is widely spoken. Our programmes are focused on practical study methods with a problem-based approach that should help students to prepare for real-life situations.

Admission requirements

The programme is open to international exchange students studying at one of USN's bilateral partner institutions. Exchange students must have completed at least 60 ECTS or equivalent within the relevant study field, and be officially nominated by their home university, to enrol.

Admission to the programme requires a good command of the English language, both spoken and written. An English proficiency equivalent to B2 (Cambridge) level is recommended.

Target groups are Bachelor students in humanities, social sciences, language, communication, management, business etc..

More information about nomination and application procedures can be found here.

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