Why study at Western Norway University of Applied Sciences?

Five campuses on the west coast of Norway - close to nature and experiences. Western Norway University of Applied Sciences is perfect when you're looking to combine education with a vibrant student life.

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Close to mountains and fjords

Norway is known for beautiful nature and Norwegians hold nature in high esteem. Nowegians love their nature and are proud of it. Outdoor life is a fundamental part of Norwegian culture, and we spend time in the mountains all year around. 

The west coast of Norway, where HVL is located, is known for spectacular nature. With mountains and fjords close to all five campuses, you will be able to combine outdoor life with studies and city life.

Norwegian nature can be just as wild as it is beautiful. The weather can change quickly from bright sunshine to rain to fog and wind. Its therefore important to respect nature and be careful.

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Vibrant student life

HVL has students from all around the world. We offer both exchange studies for a semester and full time master degree studies for international students. HVL has vibrant campuses with many meeting points and acitivites.

All five campuses have a Global Lounge, an activity space at each HVL campus where you can meet other international and Norwegian students and enjoy fun activities together. 

Throughout the year we will arrange language café, quiz and movie nights, student presentations, workshops and much more.

Read about why our students chose HVL and how it is to study in Norway.

Our five campuses

Bergen hosts HVLs biggest campus located in Norways second largest city. As a student in Bergen, you will experience the best Norway has to offer, with vibrant city life in the midst of the mountains. Discover more about Campus Bergen here.

Førde is a small city in Western Norway with an including and vibrant student life. As a student in Førde, you will be surrounded by mountains and fantastic nature, as well as being close to the sea. Discover more about Campus Førde here

Haugesund is a charming city that has everything a student could ask for within the vicinity of the campus. The city is buzzing with exciting cultural festivals and events throughout the year. Discover more about Campus Haugesund here. 

Sogndal is surrounded by fjord and mountains and is the perfect place to experience all the different sides of what nature has to offers, or to enjoy the different student activities. Discover more about Campus Sogndal here

Stord is close to nature and campus is located right near the ocean. With dedicated teachers, wonderful internships and a variety of activities Stord is a great place to study. Discover more about Campus Stord here.