Stord/Haugesund University merged with Bergen University College and Sogn og Fjordane University College on the 1st of January 2017.
Our new institution is called Western Norway University of Applied Sciences, with the abbreviation HVL in both Norwegian and English.
These are exciting times for us and we are currently in the process of developing our new organisation.
Consequently, students applying for exchange/study abroad to Western Norway University of Applied Sciences in 2017 can only apply to the campuses listed in the original agreement with their home university.
This means that if your university originally had an agreement with Stord/Haugesund University College, you may only apply for exchange to Campus Stord or Campus Haugesund in 2017.
Testimonial - An amazing experience you will never forget!
My name is Marina Eing Barbosa. I came from Brazil to study Business and Administration at Stord/Haugesund University College for one year. The reality I used to live in my home country is totally different from what I am living now. And this is exactly what I was looking for!
The University has an awesome reception for us exchange students. They pick us up at the airport and bring us to our new home, organise trips, tasting typical foods, and orgasnise the international day, among other activities. Personally, I think Haugesund is the perfect place to contemplate the nature, camping, skiing, hiking, climbing, and studying!
Teachers have a really good level of English, they are available to answer your questions, they are really friendly and the books they suggest are incredible. The study method is awesome and it is really interesting to work in groups with people from other cultures during the classes. You can learn in double.
There are also a lot of types of organizations for all types of interests. My favorite one is StudKick. We have gone to Preikestolen, Trolltunga, paintball and they let you borrow camping and skiing equipment, for example. Another one is Stødden, the student pub. You can work there as a volunteer and earn free lunch at the university college! It is really useful if you want to save some money.
People from all countries used to ask me «But Marina, why Norway?» So I decided to write a blog and tell you more about the weather, places to visit, about the bureaucracies, which clothes you should bring, food etc. The immigration authorities (UDI) website or visithaugesund.no can also help you, but the university college has all the structure to receive you perfectly.
The people working at the international office are lovely people. If you have any questions, do not hesitate to ask. If you have any questions for me, you can contact me at the following e-mail address: firstname.lastname@example.org. I am sure you will love to study and live here in Haugesund.
Evaluations by former exchange students
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