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International Summer School Ringerike – International Management and International Marketing

Ringerike - Full time

What are you doing this summer? Develop your global mindset, expand your network and earn credits while you study international marketing and international management at the USN International Summer School.

  • Closing dates: Expired

Study facts

  • Campus: Ringerike
  • Study level: Summer school
  • Progression of study: Full time
  • Start up: Summer 2024
  • Teaching model: Campus
  • Credits: 15
  • Charge: International students pay $3000 that includes USN courses. housing, two weekend trips, local activities, gym membership and partial board. USN students do not incur extra charges for courses. Weekend trips are optional and charged separately.
  • Closing dates: Expired
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  • Teaching Language: English
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Each year about 60 students gather together at Campus Ringerike for an intensive, five-week programme to study international management and international marketing. Students work closely with professors in USN’s friendly and stimulating campus environment.

The core programme runs from June 3th to June 27th, starting with an orientation for international students from May 29th to May 30th. May 31st to June 2th there will be a trip to Bergen, open to all participants (pre-subscription required).


Here is an overview of the USN International Summer School schedule:


Housing and training center

Students reside in single, furnished rooms with private bathrooms located on in modern and fully equipped dormitories on campus. All cooking and food preparation are done in a shared kitchen. USN provides students with kitchen equipment, bed linens, and bedding. Each floor has a common eating and recreational area. More information about housing is available at our Student Welfare Organisations webpage.

In addition to high standard housing, USN offers a training center with weight room and gym for basketball and other sports. The training center is located on-campus. The housing fee includes lunch served by the USN cafeteria served on Monday through Thursdays between classes.

Social and cultural activities

While academic content is a priority, USN also promotes intercultural learning through:

  • Social gatherings
    The programme offers social gatherings and cultural activities during the evenings and weekends as well as membership in the Campus Ringerike training center. Social activities include a welcome barbeque, traditional Norwegian dinner and dance, campus events, hiking and a farewell dinner. Students can visit some of Norway’s most famous cultural attractions such as the Viking Ship Museum and the Norwegian Opera.

  • Weekend trips
    Weekend trips to Copenhagen (Denmark) and Bergen (Norway) are two of the programme highlights. Students travel by bus, railroad, and boat through Norway’s majestic fjords and mountains to Bergen where they stay for a couple of nights. The trip to Copenhagen consists of a mini-cruise with two nights on a ship and a full day to explore the beautiful city.

  • Local attractions
    Hønefoss is a peaceful and safe city (pop. 14,000) located in the midst of spectacular, Norwegian scenery. Most shopping and recreational activities are within walking distance of the USN campus and Oslo is only a 60-minute drive. Hønefoss is a great base for adventurous students who want to explore beautiful Norwegian mountains and fjords as well as travellers who want to visit other parts of Scandinavia and the Baltics.

About USN

USN was established on May 4, 2018, as Norway’s newest and second largest university with 18,000 students attending classes on eight campuses located in the municipalities of Kongsberg, Drammen, Bø, Ringerike, Notodden, Porsgrunn, Rauland and Vestfold. The campuses provide USN with a foundation in some of Norway’s most dynamic regions.

The university’s four faculties, Faculty of Humanities, Sports and Educational Science, Faculty of Health and Social Sciences, Faculty of Technology, Natural Sciences and Maritime Sciences, and the USN School of Business offer range of bachelor, master, and  PhD degrees as well as continuing education programs. The USN School of Business offers a broad range of degree programs – from Ph.D. level to undergraduate level across various fields of study: Management, marketing, business analysis, information systems, tourism, law, design and political and social sciences.


Costs and fees

USN is a tuition-free, public university. The programme cost for international students is USD $3000 including:

  • Housing (including bedding and kitchen equipment)
  • Partial board (lunch Monday-Thursday)
  • Trip to Bergen and Norway in a Nutshell (assumes student has a Eurail pass)
  • Trip to Copenhagen
  • Social activities
  • Sports center membership
  • Airport pick-up

The fee does not include transportation to Norway, meals, recreational travel, books, travel and health insurance, and personal expenses. The fee for the entire programme is due by April 13th.

Getting here

USN arranges a bus pick-up on the afternoon of May 29th. The bus transports incoming students with their luggage from Gardermoen (Oslo Lufthavn) to USN Campus Ringerike. 

If students are not able to meet the bus please refer to this page for directions about how to travel to USN Campus Ringerike.


The objective of this programme is to provide students with knowledge, competence, and skills to better navigate the global business environment. Learning activities move beyond traditional classroom lectures to engage students with companies and people in the Norwegian business community. USN arranges guest lecturers, excursions, and visits to leading Norwegian companies to provide students with insight into Scandinavian business perspectives.

The programme offers courses in International Management (IMA3000) and International Marketing (MAR327) with learning activities that include lectures, discussions, and group work. Detailed information about the course content, learning activities, prerequisites, and examinations is available in our study plan below. Students are encouraged to enroll i both courses.

Study Plan

A study plan describes the content, structure and organization of a study programme. To each study plan there is a set of course plans that describe the different courses. In the course plan you will also find a reading list. Below you will find a study model that shows you which courses that are taught in each term. In the study model you'll also find links to each course plan.

Latest published study plan for international summer school ringerike – international management and international marketing

Admission requirements

The USN International Summer School accepts applications from all USN campuses and USN's partner schools.

Applicants should have completed at least one year of business administration, or related studies, with a GPA of 2.75 or higher.