Cornell University

About the exchange agreement

The agreement is with the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS) at Cornell, but students may a limited number of courses at other colleges.

Number of study places

One student per year.


Autumn: middle of August – middle of December.

Spring: middle of January - middle of May.

Selection of applicants

Minimum B in average is required.

Level of studies

Bachelor studenter.

Language requirements

4 in English from Norwegian 'videregående' or TOEFL/TEST. 

Recognition of study credits

Students must take 15 credits in one semester, which corresponds to 30 NMBU credits.

Courses Taken previously by NMBU students

DSOC 3311 Environmental Governance
LATA 4565 Traffic: Drugs, Bodies, Books
GOVT 4032 Immigration and Politics Research
PLSCs 4030 Traditional Agriculture
ENTOM 4730 Ecology of Agricultural Systems
GOVT 3553 Issues Behind the News

CRP338 Design Connect
LA3180 Site Assembly
LA4020 Capstone Community Design Studio
LA4120 Professional Practice

Tuition fees

Visa / Residence permit
Visa: It is the student’s own responsibility to apply for a visa. A first step would therefore be to acquire information from the relevant country’s embassy.

Study visa: A student visa is necessary in order to study in the USA. You have to first receive a letter of acceptance from the host university (here: MSU) before you can apply. The visum processing fee is currently USD $160, and the SEVIS registration fee is USD $180 - $200. The universities in the USA will issue a document for students to obtain either the F1 or the J1 visa.  

NOTE J1 visa: Be aware that this carries a clause whereby the applicant faces a two-year ‘quarantine’ period after the initial residence period, in which the applicant cannot apply for a permanent work or residence permit in the USA. However, this does only apply if the student received public funding, such as from Lånekassen.

More information: The US Embassy’s website 


Published 4. December 2014 - 12:19 - Updated 5. December 2019 - 14:59