University of Tromsø or Universitetet i Tromsø Romssa universitehta (UiT) - public higher education institution in Norway. The studies at University of Tromsø began in 1968. Tromso became the home of University of Tromsø.

University ranking. University of Tromsø is among the best educational institutions in Norway, that is among the top 5 universities according to the national rankings. Every year the university manages to get into the top 5% of the best world universities. Its expertise lay in the fields of: «Arts and Humanities», «Life Sciences and Medicine».

Application process and the cost of tuition. The admission process has multiple requirements, the most important of which is the applicant’s previous academic performance. University of Tromsø has one of the strictest admission policies in the world accepting only 1 out of 10 applicants. The academic year in UiT is divided to 2 academic semesters. Obtaining a bachelor's degree will cost you less than 1000 USD. A year of master’s studies will cost you less than 1000 USD. For more accurate information regarding UiT tuition fees please visit the official website of the university

The composition of the university. University of Tromsø is medium in scale, teaching no more than 12 thousand students at a time. The university accepts applications from foreign students. The university has about 8% of foreign students. To ensure that the quality of education stays high the university has an academic staff consisting of more than 1600 specialists. The university offers international student exchange programs, made possible by the vast network of partner educational institutions and companies. The university social media pages cover student life, recent events and more: Youtube, Facebook, Linkedin.

Infrastructure of UiT. The university has a dedicated library. The campus dormitories that can be offered to the students upon request. It is a part of the European University Association (EUA), and also a member of University of the Arctic (UArctic).
Ranking   496   4
Universitetet i Tromsø Romssa universitehta
Country Norway
City Tromso
Bachelor (foreigners) 140 USD/year.
Master (foreigners) 140 USD/year.
Bachelor (citizens) 128 USD/year.
Master (citizens) 122 USD/year.
Living expenses $1,058 -1,926 USD/month
Acceptance Rate 10%
Official Website
General information
Finance type Nonprofit
Organization type Public
Established 1968
Abbreviation UiT
Teachers 1,640
Students 11,562
Foreigners 8%
Religion None
Academic calendar Semesters
Admission Based on past academic records
Gender limitation No limits
Campus type Suburban
Housing Available
Exchange programs Available
Library Available
• Kunnskapsdepartementet, Norge
• European University Association (EUA)
• University of the Arctic (UArctic)
World ranking 496
Country ranking 4
Quality of teaching 70
Ranking in world by sphere
Arts and Humanities 317
Life Sciences and Medicine 386
International rankings
UniPage World University Ranking 496
QS World University Rankings 430
Cost of living in Tromso
Expenses - USD/Month Min. Med.
Accommodation 463 549
Food 347 732
Transportation 65 233
Communications and utilities 120 171
Clothing 28 104
Sports and leisure 35 136
Total 1,058 1,926
Accommodation in Tromso USD/Month
Shared room outside of centre 467
Shared room in city centre 554
1 bedroom apartment outside of centre 685
1 bedroom apartment in city centre 955
Alternative title
fi Tromssan yliopisto
no Universitetet i Tromsø
Location on map

University of Tromsø - Official Description

The University has Centres for Saami Studies, Arctic Research, Women's Studies and Women in Research, Environment and Development Studies, Peace Studies, Saami Health Research, Alternative Medicine, Research on Municipalities, and Further Education and Continuing Education. It also houses the Department of Learning and Teacher Education, the Norwegian Historical Data Centre, Tromso University Museum, and the University Library

Bachelor - University of Tromsø

UIT The Arctic University of Norway is the northernmost university of the world. Its location on the edge of the Arctic implies a mission. The Arctic is of increasing global importance. Climate change, the exploitation of Arctic resources and environmental threats are topics of great public concern, and which the University of Tromsø takes special interest in. At UiT The Arctic University of Norway you can explore global issues from a close-up perspective. UiT is a classical university divided in 7 Faculties; Faculty of Health Science, Faculty of Science and Technology, Faculty of Law, Faculty of Humanities, Social Sciences and Education, Faculty of Biosciences, Fisheries and Economics, Faculty of Fine Arts and Finnmark Faculty. We have about 10% international students, 70% students from Northern Norway and 20% students from Southern Norway. At UiT we offer bachelor degrees in the classical disciplines as well as teaching, engineering and nursing.

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