State Policy Of Norway In Respect Of Foreigners
Like other countries in Northern Europe, this state is faced with the problem of population aging, and this is against the backdrop of a government program to develop the Arctic and its richest resources. Therefore, Norway is extremely interested in the influx of young, enterprising people who are able not only to maintain the current economic situation, but also to give impetus to its development.
The approach of the Norwegian Kingdom to solving the problem is very pragmatic: to attract the most promising young people from other countries and create all conditions for it to want to stay forever. In addition, they appreciate the non-standard approach, creative thinking and courage both in scientific research and in the technical field. This is expressed in the whole system of support and encouragement of "young geniuses" and "novice Kulibins".
The Peculiarities Of Training In Norway
The overwhelming number of programs is conducted in Norwegian, which is also taught free of charge. If there is a foreign student enrolling in an institution that does not know enough the state language, then he is given two semesters to tighten his knowledge.
English-language courses are few, but knowing this language at an acceptable level is a necessary condition for admission. To confirm the knowledge of a foreigner from a non-English-speaking country, a certificate is required that can only be issued by official language courses or schools.
According to the Norwegian education system, a diploma of higher education is awarded both after graduation from the college and the university. Between universities there is a strict differentiation: colleges and higher schools give a profession, and universities prepare researchers, researchers, senior civil servants and high-level teachers.
In addition, most higher education institutions are state-owned, there are only a few private institutions.
Peculiarities of Entry into Norwegian High Schools
Training in Norway for Americans is possible only after the completion of one or two courses of national universities. This situation is explained by the difference in the duration of obtaining a complete secondary education, in this country it takes 13 years.
But an American can enter the Master's program as a Norwegian, presenting a document on the award of a bachelor's degree, the results of final examinations, an insert with assessments and a list of subjects included in the course of study.
To enroll for the first year in a university or college in Norway, you do not need to take exams, you only need a good average ball of the certificate and high marks from the previous place of study of the foreigner.
One of the mandatory conditions for enrolling a foreign citizen in any educational institution is a certificate of his solvency. On a separate account should be 10,000 -12,000 euros, which is abundant enough for food, living and solving household problems of the student.
Type of Education in Norway
The duration of study in higher education institutions in Norway is from 2 to 8 years.
The education system in this country is based on the Bologna agreements, so the number of years required for education is close to the standard we are accustomed to:
• Studying in college with obtaining a profession and a diploma - 1 - 3 years;
• Baccalaureate - 3 - 3.5 years;
• Magistracy - 2 years;
• Doctoral studies - about 3 years;
• Second higher education - on average 2 years.
It's a bit strange, but the bachelor's degree in the humanities for six months (one semester) is longer than in the natural sciences.
There are combined program courses lasting 5 years with the award of a master's degree (an indivisible master's degree).
The terms of study differ for students of medical and veterinary faculties.