Number of study places
Several Study Abroad spots available
Autumn: mid August – December.
Spring: mid January - May.
Selection of applicants
Minimum C in average is recommended
Level of studies
Bachelor (undergratuate) and Master courses (graduate).
American Language Institute
NMBU students will be enrolled at the American Language Institute and can choose from Semester at SDSU General Courses or Semester as SDSU Business Courses. Some business course are made specifically for international students.
4 in English from Norwegian 'videregående', or
TOEFL iBT score 80, or
IELTS score 6.5.
Recognition of study credits
One semester full time studies Bachelor level: 15.
One semester full time studies Master level: 9.
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Tuition fees are approximately USD 7 400/semester
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 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