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Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2025 10/01/2024 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Students will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Faculty Director(s) / Program Contact: Anna Ochs Program sponsorship indicator: Mankato Program
Program Type: MnSU Exchange Program Click here for a definition of this term Language of Instruction: English
Intent of Program: Education Abroad Program Length: Semester or Year
Program Description:
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Information Sheet
Program Type Host University
Language of Instruction English
Minimum GPA 2.5
Minimum Class Eligibility 2-Sophomore
Housing Options Dormitory
Language Courses Offered Yes (online)
Credit Type Undergraduate, Graduate
Program Length Semester, AY
About the University of South-Eastern Norway
  • The University of South-Eastern Norway (USN) is Norway’s fourth-largest university. It employs 1,700 people and offers education to about 18,000 students. They offer profession- and business-focused educational programs, research, and knowledge dissemination to high international standards. 
  • USN was founded following the merger of a number of former university colleges. The University College of South-Eastern Norway was founded on 1 January 2016 when the University College of Buskerud and Vestfold merged with the University College of Telemark.  
  • There are approximately 18,000 students and 1,600 staff, spread over 8 campuses.
  • They focus on four faculties, (1) Faculty of Humanities, Sports and Educational Science, (2) Faculty of Health and Social Sciences, (3) Faculty of Technology, Natural Sciences and Maritime Sciences, and (4) School of Business.
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About Norway
  • Norway is a country in northern Europe that occupies the western half of the Scandinavian peninsula. Nearly half of the inhabitants of the country live in the far south.
  • About 2/3 of Norway is mountainous and has some 50,000 islands off its coastline. Norway's coastline stretches over 15,626 miles.
  • Norway is a modern society. Equality is a value deeply rooted in Norwegian society and is rooted in both legislation and tradition. On-campus students benefit from high technological standards and services, modern facilities and equipment, as well as innovative teaching.
  • Norwegians enjoy a highly developed welfare state, where education and health services are, to a large extent, free. By many standards, Norway is a wealthy country. At the same time, Norwegians are modest and appreciative of a simpler way of life in the company of family and friends.
  • The capital of Norway is Oslo
  •  with a population of about 630,000. Other major cities are Bergen and Stavanger in Western Norway, Trondheim in the middle part, and Tromsø in the North.
  • Norway has the highest concentration of fjords in the world. Formed when glaciers retreated and seawater flooded the U-shaped valleys, Norway fjords are famous.
  • Good health and an active lifestyle are important. Evenings and weekends are often filled with activities, from theatre performances and concerts to outdoor activities and sports.
  • Football (soccer) and handball rank among the most popular recreational activities for children and youth. Running, cycling and swimming have also become more popular forms of exercise. Nevertheless, it is cross-country skiing that is often called their national sport, and one in which Norway boasts world-class results.
Fast Facts
Academic Calendar: Autumn, Spring
Credits: 15
Course Offerings: Most Majors (click here to see course listings)
Faculty and Staff: On-campus international office available to students

Students should meet with an advisor in the Center for Education Abroad & Away office to review course options. The credits earned at The University of South-Eastern Norway will most likely transfer back to MNSU.  

NOTE: The University of South-Eastern Norway's academic calendar may not align with the Minnesota State Mankato academic calendar. Please check the tern dates carefully so that you ensure your participation abroad does not overlap with Minnesota State Mankato semester dates.

  • Sophomore status or above at MNSU
  • GPA of 2.5 or above
  • Students should first apply with the MNSU application online
Please see a CGE Advisor for cost information.
MNSU students are housed in dormitories.
Application Process
Steps to move forward:
  1. Click on the "Apply Now" button at the top of the page
  2. Complete all the paperwork within the MNSU application
  3. Deadline
    • October 1 - deadline: You will hear from us shortly thereafter about nomination and acceptance
    • March 1 - deadline: You will hear from us shortly thereafter about nomination and acceptance
  4. Start your next step of post-decision paperwork
  5. TBD: Mandatory Pre-departure orientation (more information and invites will be sent to your MNSU email)

Please contact one of the following Center for Education Abroad and Away (CEAA) advisors or stop by our office in Morris Hall 002!

Anna Ochs: or 507-389-6669
Erica Johnson: or 507-389-6724
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Updated 3/21/23 TC