This year has seen the highest ever number of foreigners applying to study at the University of Stavanger.
“We try to get a geographical spread, so there aren’t large groups from one nation or geographical area,” the university’s Joachim Kallevig told NRK. “All continents are represented this year. It's currently a bit of an international melting pot here.”
According to him, many of the students are attracted to the univeristy because of its curriculum, with many applicants seeking to study Masters degrees in technology-related subjects.
Some students like Asma Afzal from Pakistan have come to Norway because of the Stavanger region’s promising work possibilities.
“I think many people come here because the job market is so good,” she said.
This week is a busy one for foreign students at the university, with welcome speeches, and meetings with tax, health, and banking officials, amongst other things.
There is also an opportunity to go on guided tours of the city, the archaeological museum, and a trip to see the 92-metre drop ‘Månafossen’ waterfall in Gjesdal municipality.
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