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Exchange (Bilateral) Norway: University of Agder
Kristiansand, Norway (Outgoing Program)
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Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Academic Year 2021-2022 04/01/2021 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Fall 2021 04/01/2021 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Spring 2022 11/01/2021 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
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Program Type:
Exchange (Bilateral)
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Language of Instruction:
English and Foreign Language
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Apartment, Dorm/On-Campus
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Class Standing:
Graduate, Junior, Senior
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Areas of Study:
Biology, Business, Chemistry, Cultural Studies, Economics, Education, Finance, Humanities, Information Technology, Math/Statistics, Political Science, Religious Studies
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University of Agder

UW-W Exchange Program

Location Kristiansand, Norway
Academic Focus Across the curriculum
Eligibility 2.5 GPA, Business major, Junior standing
Terms Fall, Spring, Year
Language of Instruction English
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Studying at the University of Agder offers students a unique opportunity to take courses across the curriculum in English while experiencing Scandinavian culture and an international campus environment.

The University of Agder and seaside city of Kristiansand create a vibrant and welcoming environment for exchange students, with a wide range of opportunities to form connections with Norwegian and international peers and experience Norwegian and European culture.


A wide variety coursework across the curriculum is available in English at the undergraduate and graduate level.  Refer to the University of Agder’s online course listing for full information.

No prior knowledge of Norwegian is required, as a wide range of coursework is offered in English, but the University of Agder offers a Norwegian language course for exchange students interested in learning the language.



Exchange students are guaranteed student accommodation, which is managed by The Student Association of Agder. A number of accommodation options are available, and application is made upon acceptance by the University of Agder. For more information on accommodation, click here.

Student Life and Surroundings

Exchange students at the University of Agder enjoy a wide variety of opportunities to make friends, get involved on campus, and experience the culture of Norway and the rest of Europe. Living in student accommodation, joining the Erasmus Student Network, an on-campus student organization for international students, and participating in the Buddy Programme of Norwegian and international students provides exchange students with opportunities to make connections and get involved on campus.  The University of Agder has an active campus life, with a festival at the start of each semester and a variety of student activities.

The Agder region is the sunniest in Norway, and the costal location results in a milder climate than elsewhere in the country. The University of Agder’s main campus is in Kristiansand, a city of 80,000 on the southern coast of Norway. Kristiansand has a vibrant city center with cafés, shopping, and festivals, and the region also offers a variety of outdoor recreation activities.

Exchange students can also take advantage of the opportunity to visit destinations elsewhere in Norway and Europe.  Kristiansand is connected by direct flights to a variety of European cities and is also on ferry, bus, and train networks, allowing students the opportunity to easily visit other European destinations during their time abroad.

Cost of Attendance, Financial Aid, and Scholarships

Exchange programs are affordable study abroad options that allow students to pay UW-W tuition while studying abroad.  As with all approved study abroad programs, UW-W financial aid can be used on this program.  Eligible students are encouraged to apply for the Wisconsin Grant for Study Abroad, and UW-W and external study abroad scholarships are available.
UW-W tuition, as well as the Global Experiences Application Fee and CISI international insurance, are billed to the student’s UW-W account.  Other expenses are paid individually (e.g. living expenses) or to the host university (e.g. accommodation).

Estimated Cost of Attendance (per semester)

Billed by UW-Whitewater  
Tuition* 3,800
Application/Administration Fees 225
Contingency Fee 50
CISI insurance 175
Subtotal $4,250
Additional Estimated Expenses  
Round-Trip Airfare 1,800
Passport and Passport Photos 150
Residence Permit 640
Accommodation** 3,500
Meals 2,000
Books/Supplies 500
Personal/Miscellaneous 2,000
Subtotal $10,590
Total*** $14,840

*2019-20 UW-W tuition for in-state residents.  Non-residents are subject to UW-W non-resident tuition rates.  Tuition rates are subject to change each academic year.
**Accommodation is an estimate; individual options vary.
**For comparison, the UW-W Financial Aid office estimates the cost of attendance on the UW-Whitewater campus for one semester to be $7,400.

Passport and Visa Requirements

Students will need a passport to study abroad that is valid for at least 6 months beyond the end of their program.  Students must also apply for a residence permit to study in Norway for periods of more than three months. Currently, this process can be completed upon arrival in Norway.

Key Dates

Term Application Deadline Term Dates
Academic Year April 1 Mid August to Late May
Fall Semester April 1 Mid August to Mid December
Spring Semester October 15 Early January to Late May


Office of Global Experiences
Office: McCutchan 204
Phone: 262-472-5759

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