Number of study places
Sixteen per semester.
Selection of applicants
Applicants are chosen according to the highest average grade scores achieved upon applying.
Bachelor, Master and PhD.
Upper secondary school (norsk: videregående skole): Average grade of 4 in English.
Semester 1: February – June.
Semester 2: July – November.
Recognition of study credits
Bachelor students: 4 units / 60 credits (at 100-300 level) are equivalent to 30 credits at NMBU.
Master students: 3 units (at 600 level) are equivalent to 30 credits at NMBU.
The tuition fee is ca. NZD8100 per semester (2020).
The self-catered accommodation is NZ$4200.00. On campus accommodation is guaranteed for NMBU students.
Visa / Residence permit
For periods of study exceeding three months, a visa is necessary. To apply for a visa, it is necessary to have been accepted as an exchange student, to have received a receipt for paid tuition fees, and to be able to prove sufficient funds for covering living expenses during the stay. You can apply online through Immigration New Zealand, processing time can take up to four weeks and the fee is approx. NZ$330.00
https://www.immigration.govt.nz/new-zealand-visas/options/study (more information about the visa application)
Important to note: Students who are part of an approved exchange scheme must apply for a student visa before their arrival in New Zealand. This includes students who are from visa-waiver countries.
Exchange students can come to New Zealand as visitors and apply for an exchange student visa within New Zealand, but only if they can provide an exceptional reason as to why they could not obtain one before arrival.