Quick Facts

Language of instruction: English

Language requirement: None

Some classes are taught in English. Please see NTNU's website for a listing of classes taught in English. For students wishing to take classes in Norwegian, two semesters of college-level Norwegian are required.

Eligibility requirement: Engineering students in good academic standing.

Class standing requirement: students must have met engineering progression requirements to apply.

GPA requirement: 3.0 cumulative

Application deadline:

  • March 1 for Fall or Academic Year
  • October 1 for Spring

Approximate Academic Calendar:

Fall: Early/mid August to late December

Spring: Early January to early June

Duration: Fall, Spring or Academic year


The program at the Norwegian Institute of Science and Technology (NTNU) is run through IESP. Please refer to NTNU's web site for more information.

NTNU information for exchange students


You must carry the equivalent of 12-18 UW credits while abroad, as determined through a scale for credit equivalency. At least 50% of the courses you take abroad must be in engineering, science, or math. You can take any course abroad that you can get approved as equivalent to a UW course; learn how to get courses equated. You can also choose from a list of courses already approved as equivalent to UW courses:

To view all NTNU courses that have been equated and their UW equivalents go to the NTNU equivalency list on the 'Academics' tab at the bottom of the page.

Consult the NTNU course catalog.

Students can learn Norwegian at the intensive summer course or one of the Norwegian classes offered in the autumn and the spring. You will find information on these courses on the university's Office of International Relations.


The current cost estimates can be found on the Norway program page. Click on the "Cost" link and then on the program term that you plan to attend (ex: Fall 2017-18).

The amounts are approximate and will vary based on the actual program you attend, your own spending, and the current currency exchange rate. As you budget for your study abroad, make sure you plan for these contingencies. Check current exchange rates online at or

Host institutions may also require students to purchase their insurance policies in addition to CISI.


On-campus housing (dormitories) is available. Please see NTNU's website for more information.


1) Complete the IESP Application.

2) In order to sumbit the IESP Application, you will need to complete NTNU's online application form.

3) Submit any official/original application materials directly to IESP through the application; do not send them to the institution to which you are applying.

If you have an up-to-date passport please submit a copy of it with your application, otherwise start applying immediately.

Transcripts can be obtained by either (1) visiting the Office of the Registrar at 333 East Campus Mall or by (2) ordering them online via MyUW. Either option is free. Please note that hard copy transcripts ordered online may take up to 10 business days to arrive through the mail. Transcripts ordered online are available for pick-up the same day.

If you have any questions, contact IESP.