University of Agder
UW-W Exchange Program
||Across the curriculum
||2.5 GPA, Business major, Junior standing
||Fall, Spring, Year
|Language of Instruction
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
|Additional Estimated Expenses
|Passport and Passport Photos
*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.
||Mid August to Late May
||Mid August to Mid December
||Early January to Late May
Office of Global Experiences
Office: McCutchan 204