About the exchange agreement
This is a university wide agreement. Students from most NMBU programs will find relevant courses, for example chemistry, biotechnology, botany, ecology, zoology, biology and much more.
Number of study places
Two exchange semesters per academic year
Autumn: end of August – middle of December.
Spring: middle of January - middle of May.
Selection of applicants
Students from all areas of studies can also apply. Recommended C average.
Level of studies
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.
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