Student life 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. The municipality has about 65 000 inhabitants and combines outdoor activities as hiking and skiing with a vibrant city life.
With its 2500 students, the student community in Ålesund is tight-knit and welcoming. There are various organisations and activity groups that students engage in. The student organizations are based on volunteering and provides valuable experience in management, event planning, and marketing. The students have their own meeting place at Banken studenthus located at campus, were you’ll find pub/café, concert scene and can take part in events like quiz and movie nights.
The international students have established a local International Student Union (ISU) branch, called ISU Ålesund. Most international students are active ISU either as board members or plainly participating in the many and various activities they arrange throughout the year.
In the Ålesund area you can fish in rivers, waters and lakes, go for a boat trip, go hiking, cycle around idyllic islands, watch birds or go diving.
Alternatively, you can do omething as simple as wander along the pebbled beaches and enjoy the fresh sea air. The possibilities endless in this area full of contrasts - the choice is yours!