📖 Introduction

The University of South-Eastern Norway (USN), commonly known as USN, is a Norwegian state university. It has campuses in Bø, Telemark, Porsgrunn, Notodden, Rauland, Drammen, Hønefoss, Kongsberg and Horten. USN was founded following the merger of a number of former university colleges. The University College of South-Eastern Norway was founded on January 1, 2016 when the University College of Buskerud and Vestfold merged with the University College of Telemark. The college was subsequently granted university status by Royal Decree on May 4, 2018.

USN is Norway’s fourth largest university. It employs 1,800 people and offers an education to thousands of students. The University offer profession- and business-focused educational programmes, research and knowledge dissemination to high international standards. Students will encounter challenging study programmes and innovative teaching approaches that are closely linked to the demands of business and the needs of wider society.

🏫 About University of South-Eastern Norway

Students at USN can study full-time, part-time, on campus or by means of online learning. The University offers more than 300 bachelor’s and master’s degree courses, including ‘business bachelor’ and ‘industry master’ degrees, which combine studies with salaried work. USN offers doctoral (PhD) study programmes in various subject fields. USN also offers a number of supplementary and further education programmes for those who may be looking for re-training opportunities or who want to build on their existing qualifications. 

USN has particularly strong regional ties and a focus on applied research. All its programmes are research-based, and students are involved in research projects from the early stages of their education. The University have organised its strongest research environments into research groups and research centres that reflect its commercial profile and practical approach to research.



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    Start Date: Aug 2023
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    Start Date: Aug 2023
  • 🏠 Accommodation

    If accommodation on campus is important to you we advise you to arrive a few days before so you can try to register. You can also to choose accommodation off campus, we have an article about that here.

    📬 Admissions Process

    3 Steps to Apply to a University

    Application step 1

    Application step 2

    Application step 3

    Please choose the programs here , "You are advised to select 2-3 programs to increase your chances of getting accepted.

    Required documents:

    • Passport
    • Graduation certificate
    • Passport size photo

    Preparing documents:

    You can start your application now and send the application documents during your application. Some documents you can send later if you don’t have them right away. Some more info about preparing application documents is here

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    Application process:

    Applying Online is simple in just a few steps. More information is available here.

    The first steps are to choose the programs, pay the application fee and upload the application documents.

    Once submitted to Global Admissions, we will review your application within 2-3 days and proceed to the university or ask you for further clarification

    After it has been processed to the university you will receive your unique application ID from each university.

    The university may contact you directly for further questions.

    We will then follow up each week with the university for updates. As soon as there is any update we will let you know. If you have made other plans, decide to withdraw / change address at any time please let us know.

    After you have been accepted you will receive your admissions letter electronically and asked to pay the non-refundable deposit to the university.

    Once you have paid the deposit the university will issue you the admissions letter and visa form to your home country.

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    Here is some more information about the enrollment process after you have been accepted.

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