Courses for exchange students

Courses for exchange students

On 1 January 2016, NTNU merged with the University Colleges of Trondheim, Gjøvik and Ålesund. For you as an exchange student, this means you have three cities to choose between. A full time study load at NTNU is 30 SP (ECTS) per semester. 

All students must fulfill the recommended/required previous knowledge for the courses that they wish to take. Please read the course descriptions carefully to make sure that you fulfill the recommended/required requirements. Students not fulfilling the requirements may be denied admission. Second degree level courses are usually only available to master’s level students. 

Note that you can only select courses in one city.

Exchange courses

You can easily find courses taught in English by using the Online course catalog. Some study areas also provide lists over the courses they offer in English.

All courses

Almost all of NTNU's courses are listed in the Online course catalog, remember to check the boxes "taught in English" and "Trondheim"

Below you can find additional information about studying at some the different faculties of NTNU. Please note that not all faculties/departments are represented here. Please see the online course catalogue for an extensive overview of courses from all faculties.

Norwegian language courses

Courses to learn Norwegian as a second language

Economics and Management

Economics and management studies

Humanities and Music Studies

Humanities and music studies

Information technology, electrical engineering and mathematics studies

Information technology, electrical engineering and mathematics studies

Medical and Health Sciences 

Medical and health sciences 

Social and Educational Sciences

Social and educational sciences

Courses in English offered at NTNU in Gjøvik:

Bachelor courses

Master courses

Degree programmes taught in English at NTNU in Gjøvik are listed below. Please check the programme pages for more information about the courses:

Master's thesis: 

  • IMT 4461 Project work for exchange master's students (30 ECTS credits)
  • IMT 4471 Project work for exchange master's students (20 ECTS credits)

Note that for IMT4461 and IMT4471, as well as for bachelor thesis and project work, you will need to contact and make an appointment with a supervisor at NTNU in Gjøvik prior to application.

The first and third semesters are autumn semesters (A); the second and fourth semesters are spring semesters (S). Some courses are only available one semester each year. 

Courses in English offered at NTNU in Ålesund:

Bachelor level courses

Master level courses

Degree programmes taught in English at NTNU Ålesund are listed below. Please check the programme pages for more information about the courses:

Almost all  of NTNU's courses can be found using the online course catalogue. Below are some tips to guide you to select courses:

Please note that you will not get double credits for courses with similar and overlapping contents. You can see which courses this applies to under "credit reductions" on the courses' web page. Example: TIØ4145 and TIØ4146 have overlapping contents and the student will only receive credits from one of the courses, even if taking both.

  • Check the box 'taught in English' and select the correct city under "Teaching location".
  • Courses listed for the autumn semester will normally be available again the following autumn semester.
  • Bachelor courses are normally called  "Foundation", "Intermediate" or "Third-year" courses, Master's level courses are called "Second degree level" and PhD courses are called "Doctoral degree level". Some variations of these names may occur.
  • Are you eligible? Check if the course requires previous knowledge, the language of instruction, study level, ect. 
  • You can choose courses at different faculties/institutes.
  • If a course is project based it can normally be supervised in English, even though the language of instruction is Norwegian.
  • You are not guaranteed entry to the courses you select. It is the faculty/institute that have the final say in whether you get admission to a course.

Changing your courses

If the course you list is not offered or you are not eligible for admission, you will get the opportunity to pick new courses after arrival at NTNU. Also, if you change your mind about the courses you would like to take; it is usually not a problem to change your courses after arrival.


Map showing NTNU's three university cities