Number of study places
Exchange: One. Students from several academic diciplines can apply (natural sciences, landscape architecture, economy, environment, plant sciences, ingeneering, agriculture and others).
Applicants with the best average grades upon sending their applications.
Language requirements (English)
Upper Secondary school (‘videregående’ in Norwegian): Average minimum grade of 4.
Autumn semester: end of August – mid December.
Spring semester: mid January - mid May.
Recognition of study credits
Bachelor students: fulltime studies 12 credits correspond to 30 NMBU credits.
NOTE: It can be problematic to do 600-level courses.
Courses taken previously by NMBU students
AGEC 25000 Econ Geog World Food
ECON 36000 Econometrics
ECON 37000 International Trade
ECON 47100 Behavioral Economics
AD 10500 Design I
CGT 11800 Fundamentals of Imaging Technology
HORT 22300 AutoCAD Applications in Horticulture
LA 22600 Landscape Architectural Design II
LA 49000 Norwegian LA in US
CE 497 Wastewater Treatment Process
CE 557 Air Quality Management
EEE 25000 Environmental Ecological and Engineering Systems
EEE 35500 Engineering Environmental Sustainability
The University can help in finding accommodation.
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: HPU) 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.
The universities in the USA require that students use 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
Further note: The US universities with which NMBU has agreements with, require evidence which shows that you can finance your studies there. If you use Lånekassen, then they can issue a guarantee for you. Information about what you probably can get in support (in Norwegian).