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Østfold University College

Østfold University College has around 100 studies taught in new and modern premises.

Master's Programmes

Computer Science & IT (1)



  • Østfold nursing college, founded in 1955
  • Halden teacher training college, founded in 1963
  • Østfold college of engineering, founded in 1965
  • Østfold regional college, founded in 1977
  • Østfold social educator college, founded in 1980 


The university college has a total of just under 7,000 students. There are nearly 3,600 ordinary students at campus Halden, nearly 2,400 ordinary students at campus Fredrikstad, and nearly 1,000 students are taking continuing and further education programmes under the auspices of HiØ VIDERE (Centre for Continuing Education) at both campuses.


Our R&D/artistic research contributes to and inspires cooperation across discipline and faculty boundaries and extensive cooperation with regional and other relevant parties.

All the faculties have research groups, and most members of staff are part of one or more such groups. Research groups can focus on narrow fields or be interdisciplinary, most involve staff from more than one faculty, and some also have members from other institutions. 

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Housing services

The Foundation for Student Life (SiØ) offers new and modern residence halls in Fredrikstad and Halden and are a short walk or bike ride from the two campuses.

All students admitted to degree programmes or exchange programmes may apply for housing.

Library services

There are two faculty libraries covering professional needs in tutoring, writing of assignments, research and administration:

  • Fredrikstad  - Health- and Social studies, Engineering, Academy of theatre.
  • Halden  - Computer- and social science, Business,  Foreign languages, Education.

Medical services

If you are an EU/EEA/Swiss citizen and have a European Health Insurance Card (EHIC,) you must bring this card with you and make sure it is valid for the entire study period in Norway. The EHIC entitles you to necessary health care services on the same terms as Norwegians citizens.

Student Reviews

Theater in Norway
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

Norwegian Theatre Academy, is the faculty or theater in Ostfold University College. The whole faculty have 30 students, that means our education is very focused in the individual develop as artist.

I am a highly motivated student .The value of education is something that I have understood since a very young age. Neither of my parents had an opportunity to attend college, and faced many struggles in their personal and professional lives because of th
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

Generally, I’ve had an enjoyable time. However, like many other students, I had first-time nerves and missed home far more than I expected. It was initially difficult to make friends and I’ve had to learn to be a lot more independent. Despite this, I managed to quickly overcome these issues.I got involved in different aspects of university life. Living just half an hour...

The memorial day
Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

Really, i am very happy that i am an educated boy after so long time of learning.


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