for Exchange Students

Intensive Norwegian Summer Course

The Norwegian Summer Course is fun and challenging, and a good way to learn Norwegian while making new friends and learning about your host country. Every summer, we welcome 150 students from all over the world.


Course dates: 30 July – 20 August 2016

The course is organized by the NTNU’s Office of International Relations, and is open for students who will stay for an exchange period at NTNU.


The language course

The language course consists of 70 hours of classes. Because of the intensive nature of the course, it is extremely important that you take part from the very beginning. It is not possible to work part-time during the course.


Course level/difficulty

You will be divided into groups of approximately 20 students. We offer two levels: beginner and intermediate. Please read the course descriptions to find the right level for you:

Beginner's level 

  • Requirements: No previous knowledge required
  • Learning outcome: A2

Intermediate level

  • Requirements: A2
  • Learning outcome: B1/B2

Social programme

The social programme is an integral part of the language course. Teambuilding in the context of your host country is our main goal, and our focus is on outdoor activities. The programme includes several day-trips in the surroundings of Trondheim, and a weekend-excursion to nearby mountains in the region of Trøndelag. Included are also city games, barbecues, study nights, and of course, a lot of fun! 

Some of the activities can be challenging physically and will definitely need appropriate clothing and equipment: good hiking shoes, a medium sized backpack, and warm comfortable clothes.


Important information about the Orientation Week

The NTNU Orientation Week for new international students in Trondheim is 15-21 August 2016. This will be an integral part of the Summer Course. You will have the chance to take part in most of the activities; however, some may collide with your lectures. We will do our best to facilitate your participation in both.


Course fee

NOK 3900: The course fee includes the language course, social programme and Orientation Week. Please note that the course fee does not cover textbooks (NOK 200 – 750) and accommodation.


Scholarship

Erasmus students can apply at their home institution for additional support (prolongation of the Erasmus period abroad).


Accommodation

The Office of International Relations will arrange accommodation for students unless you are at PhD level. Students at PhD level are not allowed to live at the student village and must arrange private accommodation on their own.  In most cases you will keep your room during your entire stay at NTNU. A room at the student village will cost about 3500 NOK for one month.


Application

Apply for the Summer Course

Please note that there is a limited number of places on the Summer Course. We can therefore not guarantee admission. Students from partner institutions will be given priority. Academic disciplines and geographical distribution will also be taken into consideration. The student’s academic performance will be considered in cases where the above-mentioned criteria do not suffice.
 

Important dates

  • Application deadline: 1 June 2016
  • Results of the selection round: 8 June 2016
  • Confirmation of participation deadline: you must notify us that you will take part in the Summer Course within 3 days of receiving admission to NTNU as an exchange student 

Want to prepare for the language course?

Try NOW! Introductory lessons developed by NTNU staff for students heading to Trondheim.


Questions

Questions concerning the summer course can be sent to Kristine Halvorsen.

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Quick course overview

Credits: 10 ECTS
Duration: 3 weeks
Application deadline: 1 June
Contact: Kristine Halvorsen for any questions
Fee: NOK 3900

Apply for the Summer Course