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Østfold University College

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.

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 


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


Research Projects

  • Strengthening research for improving policies and practices for children and youth.
Irene Rizinni, Malcolm Bush, Kaare T. Pettersen.
  • Brazilian voices on Social Work and Social Work Experiences.
Ph.D. Project by Trond Heitmann.
  • Photo exhibition Childhood in Rio: A study in contrasts
CIESPI and Østfold University College


Further education may be other studies that the Attorneys have in cooperation with the University College in Østfold or college studies in career guidance. The competence that the study provides is relevant in the field of graduate companies, NAV, the school sector, careers, rehabilitation, HR and other.

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Student services

Office 365 Frames for use

  • This is a self-service portal, and use must be self-explanatory. See possibly
  • It is limited to 5 unit installation so that you need to consider in advance where the products are downloaded.

Housing services

Exchange students are guaranteed university college accommodation provided they are taking part in an exchange programme/agreement at Østfold University College.

Library services


  • Dep. For health and social studies
  • Dep. For engineering
  • Dep. For economics, language and social studies
  • Dep. For information technology
  • Dep. For teacher education
  • Academy of Performing Arts

Medical services

It is the students’ own responsibility to make insurance arrangements for any accident, illness, injury, loss or damage to persons or property resulting from, or in any way connected with, the study period in Norway. 

Student Life

Campus life

Exchange students are guaranteed university college accommodation provided they are taking part in an exchange programme/agreement at Østfold University College.


I have just returned from a week's intensive work in Hong Kong where I led a panel for the accreditation authority there, The Hong Kong Council for Accreditation of Academic and Vocational Qualifications (HKCAAVQ). This is something I do once or twice a year and although it is laborious, it is also rewarding.

Student Reviews

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.