Norway

Why Study In Norway?

Norway belongs to one of the Scandinavian countries. It has more than 5 million people living in it. It is certainly ranked as one of the lowest countries in crime rates with a high level of erudition and capital. Norwegians are organized people in a prosperous environment/society in which they provide free services for education and health. The country has a strong economy and offers high wages.

Attitude and etiquette of the local people:

Norway adopts the Jante Law, which meets some moral and common values that every individual must have in the country. The practices from this law that deal with these values and also other values regarding meeting people can be found everywhere in Norway.

Major cities with varied course options:

The United Nations has ranked Norway as 'the best country to live in' due to the factors of education, economy, human rights, and cultural freedom. It is the 4th highest in income and in standards of lifestyle. Public universities in Norway do not charge tuition fees, this boosts the career choices of the students for higher education. These colleges and universities are recognized for their first-class education. The teaching staff is also amicable and are willing to help students develop critically in their thinking.

Part-time and post-study work opportunities:

European students can work, study and stay anywhere in Norway. Registration will be required only if the stay exceeds three months. However, non-European students will need a study permit. Through this permit, students will be able to work for 20 hours per week during study sessions. International students will be allowed for only a year after graduating from a university to seek employment. They must apply for a residence permit if the student is still seeking a job after exceeding one year.

Routes to permanent settlement:

The process of permanent residency is easy but with a lot of paperwork to be done. It will include a transcript from the National Population Register, employment contracts, tax returns to cover the five-year period, and documents to support purchasing contracts. Students should have lived in Norway for three years with tuition in their language and social studies and get through related tests to apply for the permit.

Language:

Norwegian and Sami are considered two official languages. Bokmal and Nynorsk are two dialects of  Norwegian. Norwegian language belongs to North Germanic areas and has an additional three alphabets than the Latin alphabet. The Danish influenced the "Riksmal" language (official language) and the "Landsmal" language (country language) for the rural areas.

Driving laws:

A person should be at least 18 for driving a car and 16 for driving a moped. Third-party insurance is compulsory. Foreigners may drive foreign registered private vehicles if they are legally aged for driving in their own country.