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Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU)


The Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) is the largest university in Norway today, with a history dating back to 1910, and a tradition going back to 1767 and the Royal Norwegian Society of Sciences and Letters (DKNVS).


The university offers several programmes of professional study and a broad academic curriculum in the natural sciences, social sciences, teacher education, humanities, medicine and health sciences, economics, finance and administration, as well as architecture and the arts.


NTNU has four strategic areas of research:

  • NTNU Sustainability
  • NTNU Energy
  • NTNU Oceans
  • NTNU Health
NTNU’s research forms part of the ongoing activities through a variety of projects and programmes in addition to specialized centres.


NTNU Career is the students career service. We offer courses, lectures and counselling in the areas: improvement of study and exam skills, increased awareness of competence and job applications. You can also search for collaboration with an employer for your thesis, as well as internships or jobs in our careers portal, NTNU Bridge.

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University Ranking

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Housing services

Normally, all students are allocated student housing in the spring semester. In the autumn semester, some students will have to find private housing: 

  • Most international master's degree students enrolled in a full degree (not exchange) at NTNU, are guaranteed student housing. However, master students living in Norway or one of the Nordic countries will not be considered for student housing. 
  • Exchange students from non-EU/non-EEA countries, who applied within the deadline (1 April/1 October), are guaranteed housing. Exchange students from EU/EEA/Switzerland are not guaranteed housing. Nordic students will not be considered for student housing in the autumn semester. 

Library services

NTNU University Library is a public scientific library, established in 1996 with the establishment of NTNU. The library, however, has roots back to the library of the Royal Norwegian Society of Sciences and Lettersfrom 1768 and is thus the oldest scientific library in Norway.

Campus life

Over the next ten years, all NTNU’s academic communities in Trondheim will be gathered from dispersed locations to a single campus in the area around Gløshaugen. The Norwegian State will fund new buildings totalling 92 000 square metres and modernization of up to 45 000 square metres of existing areas at NTNU.

Sports facilities

All students at NTNU can join NTNUI, which is Norway's largest and most diverse sports association. One of the most popular activities for international students is hiking or skiing to an NTNUI koie, which is a network of small cabins spread across the county of Trøndelag.

Student clubs

  • ESN (Erasmus Student Network)
  • BEST 
  • ISU 

Trondheim, Sør-Trøndelag, Norway

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