American University Studies / Courses in Norway

American College of Norway

Program Description

American University Studies / Courses in Norway

American College of Norway

American University Studies / Courses in Norway

Our college offers students 30 credits (one year – equivalent to 60 “studiepoeng” in the Norwegian system) in the American university system as part of a US Bachelor’s Degree. ACN’s cooperative partners are the University of North Dakota (UND) in Grand Forks, North Dakota, West Chester University (WCU) in West Chester, Pennsylvania and Adelphi University (AU) in Garden City, New York. ACN students who successfully complete the ACN program are guaranteed admission. In addition, with the credits gained from ACN, students can choose to apply to the university of their choice in the US.

When students successfully complete our sophomore level courses at ACN, they can be eligible for transfer to UND, WCU or AU as a Junior (third year) student. While at ACN they gain an excellent understanding of the American university system, build a network of student and faculty contacts (both Norwegian and American) and can then make a smooth transition into the university system. ACN helps students with practical and bureaucratic details so they can concentrate more on their studies and their transition will be smooth. The close cooperation with these universities enables ACN to host American professors each semester.

The vast majority of Norwegian students return to Norway to pursue careers in their area of study. Past students report that they have been stronger candidates in job interviews because of their international study experience.

In the past ACN students have received degrees in a wide range of areas, but especially popular are: Communications – Media, Broadcasting, Journalism, PR., Peace Studies, Aerospace and all area of Business. ACN students are presently working in Norway within the fields of TV, radio, schools and business – both large and small.

ACN is an important opportunity for the international students as well. American students come from all parts of the US, but primarily from the mid-west. ACN has a special appeal within the Norwegian-American community and students are often attracted because of their Norwegian heritage. We have also had students from Iran, Iraq, Bulgaria, Germany, Sweden, Cameroon, Ghana, China, Canada, Vietnam, Philippines and Bosnia. They leave Norway with a special fondness for the country, the people and the college.

All students interested in becoming a part of the ACN community are encouraged to contact us.

Norwegian Students

80-90% of our students are Norwegian, and most students apply directly to ACN from high school. We accept 70 students each year, and most of them enroll in the fall semester. It is also possible to apply for spring semester which starts in January.

Application requirements:

  • A complete application form
  • All applicants must have attained generell studiekompetanse by the start of the semester of which they are applying
  • All applicants are required to submit a personal essay answering this question: “Why am I interested in this educational opportunity?”
  • The recommended grade point average is 4,0

Priority will be given to fall applicants that submit a completed application by May 1st. The application deadline for spring semester is November 25th.

American Students

Americans and dual Norwegian/American citizens make up about 10% of the student body. They attend ACN to study abroad and experience a different culture, be closer to Norwegian friends and family, and experience the daily excitement of living in Norway. Americans study with us for one semester or an entire year; some begin their undergraduate education at ACN, however many have already started their college education in the US.

Students requiring a visa to Norway are encouraged to apply as early as possible before the start of the semester to allow time for their visa application to process. The application deadline for those not requiring a visa is May 1 for fall semester, and October 1 for spring semester, though applications are reviewed all year if space is available.

Applying to ACN via the University of North Dakota
Americans may use federal student financial aid (FAFSA) to pay for their tuition and living expenses. To do this you must first become a student at our American partner university, the University of North Dakota. Students will then have to follow the application process set by the Office of International Programs and Office of Admissions at UND.

Applying directly to ACN

Americans not requiring financial aid and non-UND students may pay tuition directly to ACN. To obtain a visa the Norwegian government requires you to have 149,000 NOK (60,000 for tuition + 89,000 for living expenses) on hand to financially guarantee your time in Norway. Please contact us for more information on this and application requirements.

Norway is a safe, fun and exciting place to study. We hope you will join us for your study in Norway experience!

International Students

Students from various countries around the world make up about 5% of the student population. International students study in Norway to learn a new language and culture and to be closer to friends and family who live in Norway. International students typically study at ACN for one year (2 semesters).

After successfully completing one year at ACN students will have earned enough credits to transfer to an America university. International students interested in pursuing a university education in Norway after their time a the American College of Norway should contact us for more information.

International students must be self supporting; at this time there are no scholarship or support opportunities. To receive a visa to Norway international students must demonstrate their ability to pay for their education and living expenses while in Norway. To obtain a visa the Norwegian government requires you to have 149,000 Norwegian kroner (60,000 for tuition + 89,000 for living expenses) on hand to financially guarantee your time in Norway. Please contact us for more information on this. Application requirements when applying directly to ACN:

  • A completed application form
  • A WES evaluation of all education received outside of Scandinavia or the United States.
  • All applicants are required to submit a personal essay answering this question: “Why am I interested in this educational opportunity?”

Students are encouraged to apply as early as possible before the start of the semester to allow time for their visa application to process. @

The application deadline is May 1 for fall semester, and October 1 for spring semester, though applications are reviewed all year if space is available.

Fall semester 2013:

Tuition NOK 32 500

Tuition for fall semester is due in full on August 30, 2013.

Spring semester 2014:

Tuition NOK 32 500

Tuition for spring semester is due in full on January 24, 2014.

Summer semester 2013:

Tuition NOK 5 000 per course*

*This price is only relevant for 2013 summer courses. The cost of individual courses during the spring and fall semesters is NOK 7 500.

Tuition for Summer semester is due in full on May 15, 2013.

This school offers programs in:
  • English
  • Norwegian


Last updated February 3, 2016
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
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Aug. 2017
Duration
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1 year
Full time
Price
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32,500 NOK
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Start date Aug. 2017
Place
Norway Moss
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Duration 1 year
Price 32,500 NOK
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