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Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU)

4.6 out of 5 (155 ratings / 71 reviews) Trondheim, Norway
To innovate is to challenge. To look for possibilities where others see impossibilities. That’s how we achieve things that few others can. That’s what makes us NTNU - the Norwegian University of Science and Technology.

Master's Programmes

Engineering & Technology (63)
Education & Training (1)



The Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) is the largest university in Norway today, with a history dating back to 1910, and a tradition going back to 1767 and the Royal Norwegian Society of Sciences and Letters (DKNVS).


The university offers several programmes of professional study and a broad academic curriculum in the natural sciences, social sciences, teacher education, humanities, medicine and health sciences, economics, finance and administration, as well as architecture and the arts.


NTNU has four strategic areas of research in 2014–2023:

  • NTNU Sustainability
  • NTNU Energy
  • NTNU Oceans
  • NTNU Health


NTNU Career is the students career service. We offer courses, lectures and counselling in the areas: improvement of study and exam skills, increased awareness of competence and job applications. 

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Student services

In Trondheim, it is the Office of International Relations that is responsible for allocating student housing to international students. Do not book a room before you have received an email with a booking code from the Office of International Relations. 

Housing services

Normally, all students are allocated student housing in the spring semester. In the autumn semester, some students will have to find private housing: 

  • Most international master's degree students enrolled in a full degree (not exchange) at NTNU, are guaranteed student housing. However, master students living in Norway or one of the Nordic countries will not be considered for student housing. 
  • Exchange students from non-EU/non-EEA countries, who applied within the deadline (1 April/1 October), are guaranteed housing. Exchange students from EU/EEA/Switzerland are not guaranteed housing. Nordic students will not be considered for student housing in the autumn semester. 

Library services

NTNU University Library is a public scientific library, established in 1996 with the establishment of NTNU. The library, however, has roots back to the library of the Royal Norwegian Society of Sciences and Letters from 1768 and is thus the oldest scientific library in Norway.

Medical services

Health services include nurses on campus, various courses for coping, sexual health station, psychologists, doctors, and financial support if you have high dental care expenses.

Student Life

Campus life

The majority of students will be placed at Steinan or Moholt student village, which are the only student villages that are furnished. You will be given a single room with a shared bathroom and kitchen. There is normally a long waiting list for family and couples accommodation. The cheapest single rooms start at NOK 3000. 

Sports facilities

Traning centres, group classes, yoga courses, climbing, squash, training advisors, and much more!

Student Reviews

Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

Want to study astrobiology in Norway in cheap price and also likely to work their.Kindly guide me which universities are best to study astrobiology.

Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

I've only been a very short time at NTNU but so far so good

Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

Beautiful university with exceptional studying environments. The campus location is very unpleasant as it is on a mountain...

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