Study Abroad

Norwegian School of Sport Sciences

Established in 1870, the Norwegian School of Sport Sciences (NSSS) is a public university located in Oslo, Norway. The NSSS faculty has a broad international network of research collaborators as well as more than 1600 students. NSSS offers a very unique learning opportunity for exchange students through a beautifully scenic campus, world-class facilities, rich campus culture, a variety of English-led classes, and diverse student activity groups all of which are available to exchange students.

You will be living in a city that has all the benefits of a capital, while never being more than a 20-minutes bus ride from the sea or the forest. The location, facilities and resources are ideal for studies, physical activity and recreation.

  • Applicable Courses
    The Norwegian School of Sport Sciences offers a number undergraduate courses in Sport Management, Sport Biology, Health and Psychology, and Outdoor Studies. Students would benefit from a series of theoretical and practical activities at Europe’s premier institution in Sport Sciences.

    NSSS courses are weighted by ECTS credits (2 ECTS credits = 1 UAlberta credit).

    A full course load at NSSS usually consists of 3 classes (30 ECTS Credits)

    For a full course list, click here

    Sport Management (30 ECTS)
    Outdoor Studies - Friluftslive (30 ECTS)
    Sport Biology, Health and Psychology (30 ECTS)
    UTV Essay - individual study (10 ECTS)

    Terms: Options include one or two semester(s) in a given academic year (approximate dates below)
    Term 1 (Autumn):  2nd week of August — immediately before Christmas
    Term 2 (Spring): 1st week of January — 2nd week of June
  • Deadlines
    Application Deadline: 

    March 14th each year to go abroad in the next UAlberta academic year. Example: UAlberta application March 14, 2017 to study abroad Fall 2017 - Winter 2018.

    NOTE: Students should start looking at applying in late November/early December to give enough time for the process.

    The University of Alberta posts internal deadlines that are approximately one to two months prior to the exchange university deadlines. Please contact your exchange advisor for more information regarding the application process

  • Estimated Cost of Living
    If you are a current registered University of Alberta student (and a Canadian citizen or permanent resident), you will be paying a tuition fee that is equivalent to 15* UAlberta credits per semester to University of Alberta. There is no application fee for this program. You will pay University of Alberta tuition.

    Estimated additional costs for one semester:

    Funding:University of Alberta International offers an Education Abroad Individual Award to all eligible students participating in a study abroad program that lasts 3 weeks or longer. The award ranges from $750-$3,750 depending on the duration of your program. Please consult the Education Abroad website for more information regarding your eligibility and the application process.

    *In past years UAI has opened up a second deadline. Please check back on their website for more information.

    Three financial awards will be made to support the first three qualified students to be accepted on the NSSS undergraduate exchange for 2015/16. Each award will be $500.

    Visa: You will need a study permit for the duration of your stay in Norway. Visa requirements can be found here.

    Housing: We recommend that you apply for student housing immediately after your exchange nomination. Deadlines for application are:

    Autumn term: May 15
    Spring term: October 15

    Contact: Contact your Undergraduate Program Advisor to see how an exchange program may fit into your degree program. Following meeting with your Program Advisor, please contact Sean Cai, Exchange Advisor for more information on the exchange program.

  • How to Apply
    Application Procedure for Exchange
    1. Research various programs/opportunities.
    2. Consult with their academic advisor in regards to course transfer and other credit related matter.
    3. Look into internal and external scholarship or other funding opportunities.
    4. Submit the complete application form online

    After your application has been received and reviewed: 

    1. You may be contacted by the faculty exchange advisor for an interview.
    2. Once successful, you will be nominated by UAlberta for an official exchange placement to the host institution.
    3. Student should consult with his/her Academic Advisor to finalize course transfer options (if necessary).
    4. Upon receiving their Letter of Nomination/Acceptance, student will sign a registration form.
    5. Students must attend a Pre-departure session (hosted by UAI), submit a pre-departure check list, and register with UGO off-campus travel registry before their departure.
    6. Post-exchange, the student will submit a report outlining their experience (city, academics, accommodations, administrative requirements, etc).

    Note: Consult with your undergraduate Academic Advisor to see how the exchange program will fit into your degree program. For more information on the application and the host institution, please consult with the faculty Exchange Advisor

  • Requirements
    1. Be a current student in the Faculty – must have completed a minimum of 12 credits in the Faculty by the application deadline, and must have completed at least 18-30 credits (2 terms of full-time status) at UAlberta before going abroad.
    2. GPA requirements – a minimum of 2.7 on the most recent Fall term, and a minimum cumulative GPA of at least 2.5.