International summer schools

Sommerskolestudenter ved Campus Ringerike. Foto.
Students at Campus Ringerike Summer School.

Participating in a summer programme is a great opportunity to gain international experience during your studies, and might also be a chance to get a study abroad experience for those who for some reason are unable to go on a regular exchange programme.

Due to the spread of the Covid-19 ("Coronavirus") the USN international summer schools 2020 will be cancelled.

A summer school is an intensive course taught as a collaboration between our own faculty staff and international partner universities.

The School of Business and Social Sciences has since 2005 been running a summer programme at campus Ringerike in cooperation with Texas Tech University. The programme has become a huge success, attracting students from Norway and the rest of Europe, Asia and North-America!  Our students have also participated in faculty-led summer programmes, ran by our School of business in the United States, Bosnia and Romania.

The summer schools are arranged from mid-May until Mid-June, when the exam period at USN is due.

Detailed information about USNs summer programmes can be found here:

Who can participate?

All students that has completed at least one year study (60 ECTS or equivalent) are eligible to participate. 

Prior approval of courses

The summer programmes may be approved as a part of your degree if you get a pre-approval of the courses from your programme coordinator.


There is no additional course fee for attending the summer programme. Participants should expect extra expenses related to travel and accommodation. No extra funding from Lånekassen is available for Norwegian students who participate.

The summer programmes is a taste of what it's like to be a student in an international student group, you will gain new experiences and get new friends – across academic disciplines, borders and language barriers!