Norwegian University of Life Sciences


Ås is a municipality in Akershus county, Norway. It is a small town, located in the South-East of Norway, about 40 km south of Oslo. Around 16,000 people live in the municipality. Norsk Landbruksmuseum (Norwegian Agriculture Museum) and Tusenfryd Amusement Park are two major sights of the city.

To find out more about Ås, visit the municipality’s homepage.
NMBU provides information on student life.

Norwegian University of Life Sciences

The Norwegian University of Life Sciences was established in 1859 and is the second oldest institution of higher education in Norway. NMBU’s interdisciplinary research and study programmes focus on the areas of food, health, environmental protection, climate and the sustainable use of natural resources. It is organized into eight departments, seven faculties and seven centers for research. NMBU offers 64 study programmes in Biosciences, Chemistry, Biotechnology, Environmental Sciences, Technology, Veterinary Medicine etc.
NMBU is a leading university in the field of agriculture and forestry, ranking 23rd in the Qs World ranking.

It hosts about 5,200 students. Almost 17 percent of NMBU’s students have a foreign citizenship and 43 percent of the study programmes are in English.
Campus Ås covers a total of 600 ha and is 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.
New international students are invited to a number of welcome and introduction events during their first days on campus, offered by Student Information Centre (SiT).
Find out more about starting your studies at NMBU


Accommodation in Norway can be relatively expensive averaging to around NOK 2,500. Various types of accommodation are available, including single rooms, shared flats or dormitories. Make sure to arrange your accommodation well in advance. For further information on accommodation, visit NMBU’s website or SiÅs.


EU/EEA nationals that stay in Norway for longer than three months must be registered and be able to show a document that confirms their right of residence in Norway. The Norwegian authorities demand that people staying in the country for longer than three months must be registered. People from outside the EU/EEA who wish to study in Norway, must apply for a residence permit for studies (=study permit). Visit NMBU’s information on study permits or the Norwegian Directorate of Immigration to find out more.


While in Western Norway the climate is mild and maritime, the climate is more continental in the Eastern part with warmer summers (around 20 °C) but longer and colder winters (-5 to -25 °C). The East is also considerably drier.


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Living expenses

The cost of living in Norway is considered relatively high compared to other European countries. You can expect to pay NOK 9,080 for your monthly subsistence costs. Find out more about living expenses in Norway.

Estimated monthly expenses:
Accommodation NOK 2500
Food: NOK 2500
Transportation: NOK 500
Other: NOK 280

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Last updated: 21.11.2019