About the agreement
The agreement applies for students from most subject areas, both at Bachelor’s (Undergraduate) and Master’s (Graduate) level.
Number of study places
Two students for one semester.
Selection of applicants
Applicants are ranged according to their average grade scores upon applying.
Language requirements (English)
Upper secondary school (in Norwegian: Videregående): an average score of 4 or more, or
TOEFL: A minimum score of 600 (paper-based test), 5 (TWE – Test of Written English) or 89 (Internet-based test – with no individual part scoring below 21).
Recognition of study credits
Bachelor level: 2.5 undergraduate credits are equivalent to 30 credits at NMBU.
Master level: 1.5 graduate credits are equivalent to 30 credits at NMBU.
Courses taken by previous NMBU students
ANTH1120 Biological Anthropology
BIOC3560 Streucture and Function in Biochemistry
BIOL3300 Applied Bioinformatics
BIOM3200 Biomedical Physiology
BOT1200 Plants and Human Use
MBG3080 Bacterial Genetics
MCB2050 Molecular Biology of the Cell
MCB4050 Protein & Nucleic Acid Structure
MICR3330 World of Viruses
MICR3420 Microbial Biodiversity
NUTR1010 Introduction to Nutrition
PSYC2410 Behavioural Neuroscience
TOX2000 Principles of Toxicology
ECON2100 Economic Growth & Environment Quality
ENVS2030 Meteorology and Climatology
ENVS2270 Impacts of Climate Change
ENVS3270 Forest Biodiversity
FARE2700 Survey of Natural Resource Ecology
GEOG2030 Environment and Development
GEOG2480 Mapping and GIS
GEOG3210 Management of the Biophysical Environment
GEOG4230 Environmental Impact Assessment
NANC1000 Introduction to Nanoscience
PHYS2600 General Astronomy
TOX2000 Principles of Toxicology
HK2810 Human Physiology
Students travelling through the agreement are exempt from tuition fees.
Autumn semester: September – December.
Spring semester: January - April.
Visa and residence permit
Norwegian citizens, for studies of under six months in duration: For studies of less than six months in Canada you only need your passport and a letter of acceptance from the host university when you arrive.
All nationalities (including Norwegians), for studies of over six months duration: a Study visa will be necessary. An application form can be obtained from the Canadian Embassy in Oslo.
The Canadian Embassy in the United Kingdom (officially known as the High Commission of Canada in the United Kingdom) processes most of the visas for non-Norwegians. According to new regulations, some nationalities will need to travel to the High Commission to submit biometric data for the processing of a student visa. It is not possible to apply for a visa before you have received a letter confirming your acceptance at the host university.
In addition to a certified copy of the host university’s letter of acceptance, the High Commission demands an economic guarantee, two passport photos, a copy of your passport and a processing fee. Processing time for applications varies from two to four weeks; it is thus recommended to send an application in as soon as possible. Read the application carefully and control your signature and all attached papers. The High Commission strongly recommends that travel tickets are not bought until an answer to the application is ready.