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Leading universities in Norway 2019, by number of students

With 41,654 students, The Norwegian University of Science and Technology was by far the largest university in Norway in 2019. Having headquarters in the city of Trondheim, and campuses in Gjøvik and Ålesund, the university has departments spread over the country. The University of Oslo and Oslo Metropolitan University were the second and third largest universities in the country in terms of number of students.

Increase in higher education

As of 2018, around 35 percent of the Norwegian population had completed a higher education of at least three years. Over the past decade, the number of students in higher education increased significantly in Norway and reached over 296 thousand students in 2019. In general, the number of female students in the country appeared to be significantly higher than that of male students, and the gender difference has only grown larger in recent years.

Studying abroad

While studying at the university, many students take the opportunity to spend a semester abroad. In 2019, the most popular destination was the United Kingdom, attracting 3,728 Norwegian students. Neighboring Denmark was the second most popular destination, while the United States came in third place.

Leading universities in Norway in 2019, by number of registered students

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Release date

March 2020



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