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Programs : Brochure
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Minnesota State Mankato Exchange in Telemark, Norway
Bo/Porsgrun, Norway; Notodden, Norway; Telemark, Norway (Exchange Program) (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Academic Year,
Homepage: Click to visit
Budget Sheets Fall,
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2017 03/01/2017 03/08/2017 TBA TBA
Summer 2017 03/01/2017 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Fall 2017 03/03/2017 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Academic Year 2017-2018 09/29/2017 ** 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:
MSU Sponsoring Academic Dept(s):
Open to all Majors Minimum GPA: 2.7
Required Class Status: 2nd Year Exchange Program: Yes
Language of Instruction:
English Intent of Program: Study at a college or university
Program Length: Semester or Year
Application(s) Required:
Minnesota State Mankato (Online Through This Site)
Accommodation Options: Apartment, Dormitory, Homestay
Program sponsorship indicator:
Mankato Program
Program Description:

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Location:Telemark, Norway

Program Requirements

You will find the application form, our programs taught in English and Pre-Arrival Guide at this site.

All students must be in good academic and disciplinary standing, with a minimum GPA of 2.7. MSU students must also enroll in at least 12 credits while in Norway.   

Course Equivalencies  

♦All programs and courses are taught in English at Hogskolan Telemark. List of course are available on their website:

"Receive MSU credits at Hogskolan, Telemark!"

Language/Culture Course  

MSU exchange students are required to take a language/culture course, but no previous foreign language experience in Norwegian is required. Elementary Norwegian and Intermediate Norwegian are offered at MSU periodically.   

City/University Info  

Telemark is a picturesque county in southeastern Norway. It has a mixed landscape with rolling hills and valleys leading to the coastline. The university has about 5,000 students and offers a range of academic fields including arts and sciences, business studies, teaching, nursing and social work, art and design, Norwegian folk art and folk music, and engineering.  

Norway Winter

"Pay MSU tuition and use current financial aid, or adjust financial aid!"

Academic Calendar  

⇔The academic calendar at Högskolan Telemark is similar to MSU. The academic year is divided into two terms: the autumn term runs from approximately August 20 through December 20. The spring term begins around January 10 and lasts until the first week of June. For more information, please navigate here.   
⇔The application for Nordic and European exchange students from partner institutions:
   ♦To be enrolled in the Autumn/Fall 2014 semester (starts in August ends in December 2014), the application deadline was May 1st, 2014
   ♦To be enrolled in the Spring 2015 semester (starts in January ends in June), the application deadline is November 1st, 2014


Högskolan Telemark coordinates with a separate student housing organization for apartment style accommodations in Telemark. After you've applied to the university, they will send you a link with more information.   

Visa/Residency Requirements  

Study in Norway requires a residence permit, which you need to have before you arrive in Norway.

"Take classes in Norwegian culture and language!"

Updated by: Kiersten L.
Date Updated: August 2015