Why go to NTNU for your exchange abroad?

Why go to NTNU for your exchange abroad?

Exciting study programs

If you are a bachelor or  master's student, NTNU Music Technology offers a range of exciting courses that you can include in your exchange semester.

Dedicated and highly qualified teachers

Professors, Associate Professors and several PhD candidates from a variety of backgrounds, specialize in everything from live-electronic performanceand innovative music production, to interactive dance and audio programming.

Take a look at our list of current teachers.

State-of-the-art facilities

Carry out projects in our brand new state-of-the-art network-audio studio; explore how you can record musicians playing at a remote venue like Dokkhuset or Rockheim from the studio; use physical rooms across town to create real-life reverberation; try new ways of working by accessing studio hardware and software from your laptop where you live.

Take a look at the specs of our studios and computer labs.

Students playing in the snow

Team up with other music students

The Department of Music offers many opportunities if you want to work with students at other study programs; such as jazz performance, classical performance, musicology and dance studies. Practice your recording skills with local bands, or join one! Despite its size, Trondheim has an active music scene, and with lots of students around you who knows where to go, you can experience both local and international artists.

Enjoy student life in Trondheim

Trondheim is regularly named as the best student town in Norway. Out of a total population of 190 000, 33 000 are university students who definitely leave their mark on the city. Whether you want vibrant city life or a lighted ski trail – Trondheim has it all!

Take a look at NTNU's site for new students in Trondheim.

Student hiking in Gråkallen mountain seen from Storheia.  Bymarka is a large park and nature reserve on the west side of the city of Trondheim.

Beautiful nature just minutes away

Trondheim lies in the heart of Trøndelag with stunning nature experiences close by. Only a few hours away you can find places like Oppdal, Stokkøya, Inderøya and Dovrefjell, all with spectacular nature and great opportunities for outdoor fun. But you never have to go far to experience nature when living in Trondheim: Bymarka, with its 80 square kilometres of hills, forest, lakes and trails, lies just a 15 minute bus ride from the city centre, and offers rich and varied hiking experiences both spring and fall, and a myriad of cross-country tracks in the winter. Vassfjellet, only 30 minutes away by bus, offers great slopes if you want to try snowboarding or down-hill skiing.

Experience the charm of Trondheim



FAQ Exchange   

How to apply as an exchange student.                         

Frequently asked questions

Courses on the Bachelor's programme

The spring semester, which starts in January with final exams in May/June, is best suited for visiting exchange students at the bachelor level. It offers a nice constellation of courses with varying topics and tools. Moreover, you get to experience the changing seasons from Norwegian winter to early summer, with plenty of opportunities for  outdoor activities.

Recommended courses:

The courses are taught in English.

Together, these courses give you credits for a full semester.

More info about the bachelor's programme in Music technology.

Courses in the Master's programme

For the Master's programme the fall semester, which starts in the middle of August with final exams in December, is best suited for visiting exchange students at the master level. It offers a diverse and interesting set of courses, ranging from the technical to the creative and analytical:

The courses are all taught in English.

Together, these courses give you credits for a full semester.

Here is some general info on the Master's programme.

Northern light over Trondheim.