Vibrant life in a university town
Trondheim is probably the best and most exiting Norwegian city to study in. Basic services are easy to find, and there are lots of opportunities for an active social life and recreational activities. Student activities take place both on and off campus, student festivals are arranged, and there are many concerts, debates and numerous happenings.
No tution fees
At HiST the academic year is divided in two semesters. The autumn semester begins in late August with examinations in November-December. The spring semester runs from the beginning of January with examinations in May-June. There are no tuition fees at Norwegian university colleges for EU/EAA exchange students. Other categories of students need to prove means of support in order to be admitted and get a visa.
Buddy programme for new students
HiST offers its students excellent study facilities and learning recourses supported by experienced staff. Each faculty has a library, computer labs, an efficient intranet service and up-to-date student registration system. Information technology is utilized to facilitate networked communication between students and teachers. Particular attention has been paid to implement quality assurance systems at all levels in the University College. New students are connected to a buddy in our Buddy Programme, which is organized by the students themselves.