Foreign student numbers record high at Norwegian universities / News in brief / The Foreigner

Foreign student numbers record high at Norwegian universities. UPDATED: Universities in Norway’s Bergen and Stavanger experience a huge increase in students from abroad this academic year. As the autumn higher education season kicks off this week, Bergen reports ten per cent more than last year, whilst almost one in ten are from abroad in Stavanger. German students make up the highest proportion of foreign students in Bergen. Other nationalities listed include France, Spain, Italy, the Netherlands, Austria, Poland, Australia, and Japan, reports Bergensavisen (BA).

norwaystudy, foreignstudentsnorway



The Foreigner Logo

The Foreigner is an online publication for English speakers living or who have an interest in Norway. Whether it’s a glimpse of news or entertainment you’re after, there’s no need to leave your linguistic armchair. You don’t need to cry over the demise of the English pages of Aftenposten.no, The Foreigner is here!

Norske nyheter på engelsk fra Norge. The Foreigner er en engelskspråklig internett avis for de som bor eller som er interessert i Norge.

Google+ Twitter Facebook RSS RSS

18:42:45 — Tuesday, 25th November, 2014

News in brief Article

LATEST:

Foreign student numbers record high at Norwegian universities

Published on Wednesday, 14th August, 2013 at 07:27 under the news in brief category, by Michael Sandelson   .
Last Updated on 14th August 2013 at 12:44.

UPDATED: Universities in Norway’s Bergen and Stavanger experience a huge increase in students from abroad this academic year.

Mortarboard
Mortarboard
Photo: Heath Doman/Shutterstock Images


As the autumn higher education season kicks off this week, Bergen reports ten per cent more than last year, whilst almost one in ten are from abroad in Stavanger.

German students make up the highest proportion of foreign students in Bergen. Other nationalities listed include France, Spain, Italy, the Netherlands, Austria, Poland, Australia, and Japan, reports Bergensavisen (BA).

 “This means that the University of Bergen is recognised internationally and that it maintains a high standard,” Minister of Labour Anniken Huitfeldt said to BA. Roughly 800 are foreign students there, 4,000 Norwegian.

According to Stavanger Aftenbladet, French students top the figures, with 75 nations represented at the oil capital’s university. Here, the proportion of foreign students is approximately 900 of 9,200, total.

A breakdown of international student numbers at the University of Stavanger is as follows:

France: 32
China: 21
Poland: 21
Russia: 18
Spain: 16
Pakistan: 15
India: 14
Nigeria: 11
Germany: 11
Nepal: 10
Iran: 10
US: 9
Italy: 9
Romania: 8
Lithuania: 8
Indonesia: 8
Czech Republic: 7
UK: 7
Philippines: 6
Bangladesh: 6
Finland: 6
Brazil: 5
Canada: 5
Ethiopia: 4
Serbia: 4
Bulgaria: 4
Latvia: 4
Iceland: 3
Malaysia: 3
Sri Lanka: 3
Venezuela: 3
Denmark: 2
Sweden: 2
Azerbaijan: 2
Kazakhstan: 2
Turkey: 2
Egypt: 2
Vietnam: 2
Thailand: 2
Australia: 2
Belgium, Belarus, Austria, Estonia, Georgia, Greece, Hungary, Macedonia, Holland, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Cyprus, Ukraine, Ecuador, Chile, Ghana, Kenya, South Africa, Cameroon, and South Korea: 1 student each.Students with foreign parents but who are Norwegian citizens: 3

(Source: Stavanger Aftenblad)



Like this article? Show your appreciation.

Published on Wednesday, 14th August, 2013 at 07:27 under the news in brief category, by Michael Sandelson   .
Last updated on 14th August 2013 at 12:44.

This post has the following tags: norwaystudy, foreignstudentsnorway.


Leave a Comment

Please refrain from link dropping, keywords, offensive words or spamming. Comments are moderated, we reserve the right not to publish your comment.

blog comments powered by Disqus

You might also be interested in...

 
‘You don’t say,’ about Norway


Using a mobile to view this page? Click here to view our mobile optimised version.

Support the ForeignerMoney

If you enjoyed this article, please consider supporting the Foreigner by donating using Pay Pal or credit/debit card.

Donate icon



  
Do NOT follow this link or you will be banned from the site!