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Study Abroad destinations

University of Agder

Kristiansand, Norway

University of Agder campus

The University of Agder is in southern Norway, and is among the youngest of Norway’s 8 universities, being officially founded in 2007.

It delivers education based on the Norwegian model and bases itself on Norway’s high quality of living. The on campus buildings have everything you need in one place, library, cafeteria and accommodation to name a few, all enclosed by park grounds, close to beaches, and all within walking distance to the city centre, Kristiansand.

There is a range of support for students, including a buddy system, 60 student activities and a strong Erasmus student support network.

This is a fast-growing city, known for its culture, beautiful scenery and excellent student environment. The University wants students to have a good time, feel valued and become part of the overall community.

What you can study

CourseWhen you can study
Education, SEN and Mental Health BA

2nd year, Semester 1

NORSEC course

Primary Education BA

3rd year, Semester 1

NORSEC course

Fine Art BA

2nd year, Semester 1

Children, Young People and Society BA 2nd year, Semester 1
Early Years Education and Care BA

2nd year, Semester 1

Academic information

Choosing your modules

You need to gain the following credits from your modules:

  • 27 to 30 ECTS (European) credits per semester
  • 54 to 60 ECTS (European) credits per year

You can see module options in the University of Agder module catalogue.

Academic calendar

he academic year is split into 2 semesters:

  • Semester 1: August to December
  • Semester 2: January to June

Visit the University of Agder website for a full list of academic dates.


Accommodation abroad

All exchange students are guaranteed accommodation. 

You can apply for accommodation after you have received your Letter of acceptance. You will receive an application code with your letter. 

More information about accommodation is on the University of Agder housing pages.

Accommodation in York

If you study abroad for 1 semester, you are guaranteed university accommodation for the semester you are in York.

Funding and visas


Students will receive a minimum grant of £750 from either Erasmus+, Turing, or the YSJ Bursary.

To find out more information, please visit our Funding page.


Please make sure you have an up to date passport that expires no earlier than 6 months after you intend to return.

You will be provided with guidance and documentation from the partner university but it will be your responsibility to obtain the correct visa. Neither the Study Abroad team here or at the partner university are qualified to offer consultations or detailed advice regarding visa applications. Immigration laws are complex and subject to frequent changes.

For more information, visit the University of Agder Visa and residence permit page.

If you do have any visa-related questions you will need to contact the appropriate Embassy directly.

Study Abroad ambassadors

You can contact one of our Study Abroad ambassadors to find out more about studying at the University of Agder.

Olivia Freer, Education Studies with SENI:

Lia Higuera Marino, Children, Young People and Families and Education Studies:

Anna Simms, Primary Education:

Beth Abel, Primary Education:

Becky's Study Abroad story

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