Life and housing


Trondheim. Photo Zuzanna Czekala

Student in Trondheim

Trondheim is well known as a top location for students and academics, and the city is regularly rated as the best student town in Norway.

Trondheim has the perfect mix of urban life and scenic surroundings. In the summer months you can fish for salmon in the river, right in the middle of town. Great hiking and ski trails are just a short tram-ride away.  

Out of the total population of 180 000, 33 000 are university students who leave their mark on the city. Whether you want vibrant city life or a lighted ski trail – Trondheim has it all. 


Gjøvik. Photo: Olga Cherepkova

Student in Gjøvik

Gjøvik is located in the heart of Norway, only 140 km from Oslo, and this location provides endless possibilities. 

Gjøvik has about 30 000 inhabitants and is a town known for its rich music and cultural life. The beautiful nature surrounding the city is ideal for an active outdoor life. 

As a student at NTNU in Gjøvik you become part of a vibrant and active study environment. At Gjøvik, it is easy to get to know people, and to get in close contact with lecturers and research communities.


Fjords. Photo: Martin Nilsen

Student in Ålesund

Studying in Ålesund will provide you with plenty of opportunities to explore a region of Norway that is famous for its beautiful scenery with high mountains and blue fjords.

Ålesund itself, with its Art Nouveau architecture, is by many considered to be the most beautiful city in Norway

NTNU in Ålesund has close links with local companies when it comes to development, research and student projects. With its 2 200 students, the student community in Ålesund is tight-knit and welcoming