INBOUND STUDENT MOBILITY: PLAN YOUR EXCHANGE STUDIES

Studying in Norway is different compared to many other countries and understanding how to plan your studies is essential for a successful exchange semester at UIT The Arctic University of Norway. We have put together a simple guide for you where we explain how to plan your courses and how you find information, such as prerequisites and the syllabus, for each course. Please read it carefully before submitting your application.

What you need to know when selecting course modules:

      • Check with your home university to make sure that any course module you choose fit in your study plan at your home university. Please contact your coordinator or programme adviser at your home university to pre-approve any course modules from UiT that you arre going to add in your Learning Agreement.

      • You can only choose courses within your study field, at the department or faculty specified in the exchange agreement.

      • You must fulfill the prerequisites for each course. Please choose only course modules that fit your study level at your home university, i.e. do not choose course module on master level if you are a bachelor student.

      • You can select course modules in one city (campus). You are not allowed to mix course modules from different cities (campuses)

      • You are not guaranteed entry to the courses you select. It is the faculty/institute that have the final say in whether you get admission to a course.

      • It is not possible to mix courses from different fields of study or degree programmes. All courses have a limited number of places available. Some might get full during the enrolment period.

      • In most cases course schedules are confirmed at the beginning of each semester. Please note that course modules at UiT consist largely of home assignments (term paper), group projects and practical assignments.

      • For some course modules, the grades PASS or FAIL are given after the examination. Some universities do not accept the transfer of these grades to their grading scale. Please speak with your home university before choosing such course modules.

The courses offered in English for our exchange students are at first cycle (Bachelor level) and second cycle (Master level). The level and prerequisites of each course state how many credits the student is required to have achieved within the subject before being admitted to the course. The prerequisites should be carefully considered when selecting a course.

The numbers correspond to the academic level of the course:

  • 0000 - 1000: first and second year at bachelor's level (EQF 6 First Cycle), 2000: usually third year at bachelor's level (EQF 6, First Cycle),

  • Please note that for some course modules, the grades PASS/FAIL are given. Some universities do not accept the transfer of these grades. Please make sure to speak with your university before addiing these courses to your Learning Agreement.

  • 6000: continuing/further education (flexible & professional courses usually delivered as intensive seminars),

  • 8000: : courses for PhD education (EQF 8, Third Cycle).

CREDIT SYSTEM AT UIT

UiT The Arctic University of Norway uses a system of credits (studiepoeng) for measuring study activities, considered equivalent to the European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System (ECTS). 60 ECTS credits (studiepoeng) are allocated to the workload of a full year of academic study, equivalent to 1500-1800 hours of study. 30 ECTS credits are normally allocated to one semester’s full-time study. The academic year normally lasts for 10 months and runs from August to June.

The Norwegian term is "studiepoeng". 1 ECTS = 1 studiepoeng.

Short programmes at UiT is awarded after one year of full-time study (60 ECTS)

The bachelor's degree at UiT is awarded after three years of full-time study (180 ECTS)

The master's degree is normally obtained after two years of study (120 ECTS) or (90 ECTS) only for Master of Laws (LL.M.) in the Law of the Sea, following the completion of a bachelor’s degree. A master’s degree programme includes independent work (normally a thesis) of between 30 and 60 ECTS.


GRADING SYSTEM AT UIT

Grades for undergraduate and postgraduate examinations at UiT are awarded according to a graded scale from A (highest) to F (lowest), with E as the minimum pass grade. In contrast to the ECTS grading scale, which is a convertion table, the Norwegian scale is qualitative rather than quantitative. However, it is expected that the distribution of grades along qualitative criteria will vary only slightly from the quantitative ECTS grades, given a large number of examinations and in a time span of 3-5 years. The qualitative grades are awarded according to the following criteria:

PLEASE NOTE: For some examinations a pass/fail grade is given. There is no transfer of grades from one grading scale to the other. 

Grade Description Evaluation criteria
A

Excellent An excellent performance, clearly outstanding. The candidate demonstrates excellent judgement and a high degree of independent thinking.
B

Very good A very good performance. The candidate demonstrates sound judgement and a very good degree of independent thinking.
C Good A good performance in most areas. The candidate demonstrates a reasonable degree of judgement and independent thinking in the most important areas.
D

Satisfactory A satisfactory performance, but with significant shortcomings. The candidate demonstrates a limited degree of judgement and independent thinking.
E Sufficient A performance that meets the minimum criteria, but no more. The candidate demonstrates a very limited degree of judgement and independent thinking.
F

Fail A performance that does not meet the minimum academic criteria. The candidate demonstrates an absence of both judgement and independent thinking.

For some course modules, the grades PASS or FAIL are given after the examination. Some universities do not accept the transfer of these grades to their grading scale. Please speak with your home university before choosing such course modules.

More information about the academic system at UiT

As an exchange student at UiT The Arctic University of Norway, you can choose freely from all courses in the course catalogue, as long as you meet the prerequisites for the course module and that the course module is within your study field, at the department or faculty specified in the exchange agreement.

Course modules for exchange students

The course and exchange coordinators at UiT's faculties will advise you on the course requirements / schedules, traineeships and whether you can take the course or not given your educationcal background.

Course and exchange coordinators

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