Bilateral exchange agreements - Information for partner institutions in non-EU/EEA countries

Bilateral exchange agreements - Information for partner institutions in non-EU/EEA countries

General information

Official name in Norwegian:  Norges teknisk-naturvitenskapelige universitet
Official name in English:        Norwegian University of Science and Technology

Web page:
Web page for exchange students:

Contact persons at NTNU Trondheim

Contact person for incoming exchange students:
Ms. Eirin Bakken

Contant persons for agreements and NTNU's outbound exchange students: 

Asia, Australia and non-EU/EEA/EFTA European countries: Ms. Julia Zazhigina
USA, New Zealand and Africa: Ms. Dale Mary Licata
Canada and Latin America: Mr. Gunnar Bergseth
Sweden, Finland and Iceland: Ms. Johanne Aarnseth
Denmark: Mr. Wolfgang Laschet

Contact person at NTNU Gjøvik

Mr. Joakim P. Berg

Contact person at NTNU Ålesund

Ms. Anne Ulla


Important Dates


The sending institution must inform NTNU of their nominated students before:

15 March for the autumn semester

15 September for the spring semester

Please send your nominations to:  

Please include the following information in your nomination:

  • The student’s name and e-mail address
  • Which semester(s) the student wish to study at NTNU
  • The student’s field of study
  • The student’s level of study (Bachelor’s/Master’s) and number of completed semesters at the home university.
  • Which campus the student will study at (Trondheim/Gjøvik/Ålesund)


The complete application, including all required documents, must be submitted in NTNU’s application portal by:

1 April for the autumn semester (non-EU Citizens)
1 May for the autumn semester (NB: ONLY EU/EEA/Swiss citizens)

1 October for the spring semester (all students)

Application information

Academic calendar

The academic year is divided into two semesters, autumn and spring.

Autumn semester: Mid-August – Mid/late December
Spring semester: Early January – Early June

Admission requirements

Mobility flows
The exact number of students is specified in the exchange agreement.
NOTE: Please do not hesitate to contact us if you wish to send more students than agreed on in the exchange agreement.

We accept students for both full-year and single semester studies.

Academic requirements

All students must have completed a minimum of 1 year of studies/60 ECTS at their home university before starting their exchange studies at NTNU.

GPA: NTNU does not require a minimum GPA score to be admitted as an exchange student.

English requirements

Our English requirements concern all international students at NTNU except students native to the Nordic countries, who do not need to document any language proficiency.

We require the following test scores:

TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language):

  • minimum score of 90 points on the internet based test
  • minimum score of 600 points on the paper based test

IELTS (International English Language Testing Service)

  • academic test with a minimum overall band score of 6.5

Please note that we do not accept TOEIC-tests or TOEFL MyBest scores.

More information about several other ways to fulfill our requirements.

Useful information for exchange students

Academic information

Full-time study: A standard full-time study pace is equal to 60 ECTS per full academic year.

1 Norwegian “studiepoeng” credit = 1 ECTS

Please see our overview of courses available to exchange students at NTNU

Students are welcome to choose courses from different faculties, provided they meet the previous knowledge requirements/recommendations for the courses they wish to take.
NOTE: Please note that students cannot choose courses from more than one of our three city campuses: Trondheim, Gjøvik and Ålesund.

Architecture and medical students can only be admitted as exchange students if there are established exchange agreements specifically within the subject area of Architecture/Medicine between NTNU and the students’ home institution.

The majority of engineering courses taught in English is on the master’s level. All students wishing to take master’s level courses should have completed 3 years/an equivalent to a bachelor’s degree at their home university before coming to NTNU. Students who have not completed 3 years before their stay at NTNU may be granted access to these master’s courses after an individual evaluation based on their educational background. This evaluation will be done by the International Office after the students have applied and chosen their courses.

Information about Norwegian language courses at NTNU Trondheim

More information about the NTNU grading scale

Student housing and student life

For more detailed information about student housing, orientation days, living expenses, student activities etc. please see our information pages for each NTNU campus: Trondheim / Gjøvik / Ålesund


Please note that NTNU does not cover any insurance for incoming exchange students. Students should make sure to take out their own insurance (health, travel etc.) for their stay in Norway with an insurance company in their home country prior to leaving for Norway.

Visa information

Please apply and see more information regarding the visa process at