list of all accredited public universities in Norway
An accredited higher education institution is granted the right to offer educational provision, without having to apply to NOKUT for specific (programme) accreditation, in accordance with the powers that its institutional category implies.
There are three categories of institutional accreditation in Norway: Universities, Specialised University Colleges and University Colleges/Universitites of Applied Sciences.
All institutions with accredited study programmes may call themselves University College.
Universities have the right to establish programmes at all levels.
Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NMBU)
OsloMet – Oslo Metropolitan University (formerly known as Oslo and Akershus University College of Applied Sciences (HiOA)
The Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU)
The University of Agder
The University of Bergen
The University of Oslo
The University of South-Eastern Norway
The University of Stavanger
UiT The Arctic University of Norway
Specialised University Colleges
Specialised University Colleges have the right to establish study programmes at all levels within their majors.
BI – Norwegian Business School
MF Norwegian School of Theology, Religion and Society
Molde University College – Specialized University in Logistics
NHH Norwegian School of Economics
Norwegian Academy of Music
Oslo National Academy of the Arts
The Norwegian School of Sport Sciences
The Oslo School of Architecture and Design
VID Specialized University
University Colleges/Universitites of Applied Sciences
University Colleges/Universitites of Applied Sciences have the right to establish study programmes at all levels within their majors.
Ansgar Teologiske Høgskole
Fjellhaug Internasjonale Høgskole
Inland Norway University of Applied Sciences
Kristiania University College
Lovisenberg Diaconal University College
NLA University College
The Norwegian Defence University College (NDUC)
Norwegian Police University College
Queen Maud University College of Early Childhood Education (QMUC)
Sámi University College
Volda University College
Western Norway University of Applied Sciences
Østfold University College
University Colleges with accredited study programmes
University Colleges that are not accredited institutions must apply to NOKUT for accreditation of study programmes at all levels.
Note: Some of these University Colleges only have Norwegian names and websites.
Atlantis Medisinske Høgskole
Barratt Due Institute of Music
Bergen School of Architecture
University College of Norwegian Correctional Service
Fjellhaug International University College
Lillehammer Institute of Music Production and Industries (LIMPI)
Nordland kunst- og filmfagskole
Norsk Gestaltinstitutt Høgskole
Steiner University College
The Norwegian Institute of Children’s Books
The Norwegian School of Theology
The Norwegian University College for Agriculture and Rural Development
University College of Dance Art