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Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NMBU)


Established in 1859 as the Norwegian Agricultural Postgraduate College, it became a scientific university college (vitenskapelig høgskole) in 1897 and received university status in 2005. Prior to 2005 it was known as the Agricultural University of Norway


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As a University, NMBU aims to educate outstanding candidates, perform high-quality research that produces new perspectives, and create innovation. NMBU will contribute to a knowledge-based and open public debate and help boost public confidence in research methods and results.


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Student services

The Student Information Centre (SiT) offers diverse services to students and prospective students. SiT is located on the first floor of the Clock Building. If we cannot answer your question, then we will help you get in touch with the correct person.

Housing services

On-campus Housing

  • Upon admission, students at NMBU-Campus Ås are given instructions on how to apply for accommodation provided by SiÅs (University Foundation for Student Life). SiÅs is a student-owned organization responsible for various services for students, such as on-campus housing, cafeterias and the bookstore.

Private Housing Off-campus

  • Private housing options can be considered and investigated from the very beginning. You might also consider other locations than Ås. For example Ski (7 minutes from Ås with train/car), Vestby (8 minutes from Ås with train/car) and Oslo (30 minutes from Ås with train/car). The train station in Ås is about 15 minutes walk to campus.

Library services

Staff and students have to search the library database, and find materials on their own. The loan period is normally 4 weeks, journals 1 week. For students and staff their ID card works as a library card. The library number is written on the back of the card.

Medical services

The University Foundation for Student Life in Ås (SiÅs) is responsible for all student accommodation at the Norwegian University of Life Sciences. 

Various types of housing are available, including single rooms, couple and family flats.

Campus life

The Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NMBU) consists of seven faculties, of which six are located at Campus Ås and one is partially located at Campus Adamstuen. 

Campus Ås 

  • Campus Ås houses Norway's largest interdisciplinary academic environment in the life sciences.
  • Campus Ås is also home to one of Norway's most beautiful parks, with a number of historical buildings, as well as Ås Farm, where research and teaching on traditional livestock are conducted. 
Campus Adamstuen
  • Campus Adamstuen is home to Faculty of Veterinary Medicine. The faculty is Norway’s only institution of higher education for veterinarians with competence in two distinct academic fields: veterinary medicine and veterinary public health.

Sports facilities

NMBU has a football and sports field and a large indoor sports facility. The university is located in close proximity to both a ski track and a national rowing facility.

The Student Union (Samfunnet) is a large facility offering students a cafeteria, bar and numerous rooms which students can use for student activities, such as concerts and dances.

Student clubs

80 different associations and clubs offered at NMBU. Students are encouraged to pursue their passions and can apply for funding to create their own club or association if they cannot already find it among the current ones available.

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