Number of study places
Maximum 10 per academic year
HPU demands that applicants have achieved a minimum average grade of C upon sending their applications.
Bachelor and Master.
Language requirements (English)
One of the following requirements:
Upper Secondary school (‘videregående’ in Norwegian): Average minimum score of 4, or
TOEFL: Minimum score 80 (including at least 25 on the writing part).
Autumn semester: September – December.
Spring semester: January - May.
Recognition of study credits
15 credits of courses at the bachelor’s level, or 12 credits of courses at the master’s level correspond to 30 ECTS credits at NMBU.
Courses taken previously by NMBU students
BIOL2030 Anatomy and Physiology I
BIOL2031 Anatomy and Physiology I Lab
BIOL2040 Microbes and Human Health
BIOL2170 Ethnobotany: People and Plants
BIOL3170 Cell and Molecular Biology
ANTH3400 Anthropology of Food
HIST3650 History of Oil in the Modern World
ENVS 3030 Earth Systems and Global Change
CHEM 3040 Quantitiative Analysis
ENVS 3010 Environmental Impact Analysis
INTR 3000 International Relations
ACCT2000 Principles of Accounting I
COM3300 Intercultural Communication
ECON2010 Principles of Microeconomics
ECON2015 Principles of Macroeconomics
ECON3020 Managerial Economics
ECON3100 Introduction to Econometrics
ECON3400 International Trade and Finance
FIN3000 Business Finance
MATH3470 Engineering Statistics
MGMT2000 Principles of Management
MGMT3300 International Business Management
MIS2000 Information Tools for Business
MULT2460 Graphic Design Studio
ECON6000 Economics for Business
FIN6100 International Finance
HR6320 Global Human Resource Mgmt
IS6005 Information System Management
IS6020 Modern Methods in Project Mgmt
IS6040 Business Analytics
MGMT6000 Foundations of Teamwork and Leadership
MGMT6020 The Regulatory and Ethical Environment of Business
MGMT6300 International Business Mgmt
Ca. 9250 USD per semester at bachelor’s level, and somewhat higher fees at master’s level.
-If one chooses a mix of bachelor’s- and master’s level courses, the level of fees is determined by which level the majority of the courses have been taken at.
-Courses, but not the study level, can be changed after arrival.
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.
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 can be found here (in Norwegian).
Honolulu. Photo: Anders Hilsen