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Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU)

4.6 out of 5 (361 ratings / 89 reviews) Gjøvik, Norway
To innovate is to challenge. To look for possibilities where others see impossibilities. That’s how we achieve things that few others can. That’s what makes us NTNU - the Norwegian University of Science and Technology.

PhD Programmes

Computer Science & IT (1)
Engineering & Technology (1)
Environmental Studies & Earth Sciences (1)

About

History

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).

Education

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.

Research

NTNU has four strategic areas of research in 2014–2023:

  • NTNU Sustainability
  • NTNU Energy
  • NTNU Oceans
  • NTNU Health

Career

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. 

University Ranking

Academic Ranking of World Universities by Shanghai Jiao Tong University
2018
101
2017
101
2016
101
ARWU World University rankings is the first world university ranking. It ranks the world's top 1000 colleges and universities based on objective indicator.
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report
2018
274
2017
-
2016
-
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report presents all the top universities from the U.S. and 60 other countries around the world.
World University Rankings by Times Higher Education
2019
351 -100
2018
251
2017
251
World University Rankings is a vital resource that provides the definitive list of the world's best universities.
QS World University Rankings by TopUniversities
2019
363 -104
2018
259
2017
259
QS World University Rankings is one of the top international rankings measuring the popularity and performance of universities all over the world.

Services

Student services

In Trondheim, it is the Office of International Relations that is responsible for allocating student housing to international students. Do not book a room before you have received an email with a booking code from the Office of International Relations. 

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 Letters from 1768 and is thus the oldest scientific library in Norway.

Medical services

Health services include nurses on campus, various courses for coping, sexual health station, psychologists, doctors, and financial support if you have high dental care expenses.

Student Life

Campus life

The majority of students will be placed at Steinan or Moholt student village, which are the only student villages that are furnished. You will be given a single room with a shared bathroom and kitchen. There is normally a long waiting list for family and couples accommodation. The cheapest single rooms start at NOK 3000. 

Sports facilities

Traning centres, group classes, yoga courses, climbing, squash, training advisors, and much more!