Supplementary Education in Science and Technology for Refugees

One-year programme, Trondheim

Supplementary Education in Science and Technology for Refugees


Students in lecture hall


This programme is taught in Norwegian.


Are you an engineering or technology graduate with a background as a refugee? With this programme, you will become a more attractive applicant in the Norwegian job market.

About Supplementary Education in Science and Technology for Refugees

At NTNU in Trondheim, we offer a one-year bridging programme in science and technology for refugees.

This programme is for you if you have a refugee background and have completed an education in engineering or technology in a country outside the EU/EEA. The programme aims to supplement your education so that you can use your skills and get relevant work. Development of the programme has been commissioned by the Norwegian Ministry of Education and Research.

In this programme, you will learn how to communicate as an engineer in Norwegian. You will learn about Norwegian working life and about Norwegian society, about computer technology, the science of electricity and renewable energy.

The programme is based on group sessions, with four sessions per semester. Each group session lasts for a week. The examination/final assessment is held in addition to the group sessions. The programme has been designed to enable you to study from home between the group sessions, with use of the Internet for guidance and for submission of compulsory assignments. If you need accommodation in connection with the group sessions, you need to arrange this yourself.

Admission requirements

Application deadline 15 April 2018

  • Completed programme of study in engineering/technology, corresponding to at least three years' higher education in Norway, from a country outside the EU/EEA
  • Meet the requirements for Norwegian (minimum B1)
  • Meet the requirements for English according to the Regulations relating to admission to higher education, Section 2-2.
  • Residence permit in Norway (residence card)
  • Applicants with a refugee background will be given priority. After this, the places will be allocated to other qualified applicants, ranked based on the average grade.

If capacity is available, applicants who have an education in engineering/technology from a country outside the EU/EEA, recognized as at least 2 years' higher education in Norway, may also be considered for admission.

If the number of qualified applicants exceeds the number of places on the programme, applicants will be ranked by their average grade in their higher education.

Career opportunities

The aim of the programme of study is to provide a better basis for refugees to enter the Norwegian job market.

Structure of the programme

The degree programme is based on group sessions, with four sessions lasting one week each (Monday to Friday) and it lasts for two semesters: autumn 2018 and spring 2019. There are four courses in each semester, each of 7.5 credits. Each semester thus has courses corresponding to 30 credits. See below for a list of the courses included in the two semesters.

Autumn 2018 Credits Spring 2019 Credits
Norwegian Language 1 7,5 Norwegian Language 2 7,5
Project Work 7,5 Norwegian Corporate Culture 7,5
Industry 4.0 7,5 Data Analysis 7,5
Electric Circuit Analysis 7,5 Renewable Energy 7,5
Credits total 30   30

Student guidance

Student guidance

If you would like to contact a student adviser or have enquiries about student and academic administration issues, you can send an email to: or

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Degree: Supplementary Education in Science and Technology for Refugees
Duration: 1 years, 60 ECTS
Restricted admission: Yes
Language of instruction: Norwegian

Programme code: ÅKMPREALFF
Application deadline: 15 April

City: Trondheim, Norway

Faculty of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering

Contact us

Contact us

Telephone: +47 73 59 77 00

Postal address:
Student and Academic Division
Admissions Office
N-7491 Trondheim