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University of Agder
Kristiansand, Norway (Exchange Program)
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Program Type: Exchange Program Language of Instruction: English, Norwegian
Housing Options: On-campus housing Academic Area: Business, Education, English, History, Human Services, Humanities, Management & Information Systems, Mathematics, Music, Philosophy, Physical Education, Political Science and Law, Religious Studies
Credit Type: European Credit Transfer System (ECTS) Internship: No
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University of Agder



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Adger University, Norway

The United Nations has named Norway the best country to live in six years in a row.  In the international environment at the University of Agder (UiA), you will not only learn from the Norwegian way of living, but also learn from your fellow students, who will be from all over the world.

The UiA was established on September 1, 2007 when Agder University College received full university status.  There are about 8000 students and 850 faculty and staff, making it the fifth largest higher education institution in the country.  The university is located in the twin counties of Agder. The southernmost part of the region where all three campuses are located is affectionately called "Sorlandet." 
UiA receives about 150 international students and sends about 250 students abroad each year.  Montclair State has students studying abroad here from Agder every semester.


Faculty of Humanities and Education

The Faculty of Humanities and Education offers the following 30 ECTS credit (full-semester) programmes:

  • Norwegian Society, Education and Culture (NORSEC)
  • Course package in Humanities and Education
  • Comparative Educational Studies (PED216 & PED221)
  • In addition, the Faculty of Humanities and Education offers many individual courses that exchange students are free to choose. The complete selection and descriptions of all courses can be found here.

Faculty of Economics and Social Sciences

The Faculty of Economics and Social Sciences offers courses taught in English in Business, International Management, Information Systems, Political Science and Sociology. You will find a full overvie

In addition, the Faculty runs a summer school from June - August. If you are interested in the summer school, please apply directly to the European Integration Summer School.

 

Faculty of Health and Sport

The Department of Sport offers its popular 30 ECTS (full semester) Outdoor Education and Nature Guiding programme. Please note: All Autumn courses in the Department of Sport will be taught in Norwegian. Only the spring courses are taught in English. To take Outdoor Education, you must be able to swim.

Outdoor Education and Guiding consists of two courses:

FRI 109 Basic Outdoor Activities Theory and

FRI 111 Outdoor Activities Teaching: Mountain/Forest - Waterways, Sea and Coastline

The Faculty of Health and Sport also offers practical placements in Social Education and Nursing to students from partner institutions. You will find more details here.


Faculty of Engineering, Mathematics and Science

Courses in Mathematics and Natural Science are offered on the Kristiansand campus. Engineering and ICT are offered on the Grimstad Campus. You will find a full overview here.


Faculty of Fine Arts

Courses in the Master of Music Performance are open to exchange students from the Music Department's partner institutions. A programme description is available here.


Music Performance

The university offers a broad range of courses in music performance, education, theory and history.
For a sample of the undergraduate offerings in the bachelors program see their website.


For more information about the academic calendar 2013-2014,
click here and scroll down.


Language

Over fifty courses are offered in English for exchange students 2013-2014, though the primary language of instruction is Norwegian. Individual guidance in music performance is available in English. Additionally, all exchange student may participate in a free, non-credit Norwegian language course at the beginning of the semester.




Accommodations and Meals

Montclair students are guaranteed accommodation at the University of Agder on or very near campus. There are no additional forms to fill in.
The Student Association of Adger (SiA) manages accommodation for students. Go to accommodation in Kristiansand and Grimstad: Accommodation.
Meals are available in the student cafeteria, which is also run by SIA. The cafeteria was voted by students to be the best in Norway in 2002, 2004, and 2005 Gallup surveys. It also includes a full-service cafeteria, bakery, fast-food counter and cafe.
Lunch services range from sandwiches (NOK 30-45), salads (NOK 45), soups (NOK 25), burgers (NOK 20), and pizza (NOK15) to a full warm meal (NOK 45-55). Dinner is also available in the cafeteria until 5:30pm. However, many Norwegian students follow the tradition of bringing their lunch with them to campus and the majority of students prepare their own dinners at home. Student accommodation is self-catering, and meal plans are not offered.

The Semester or Academic year Abroad program is a traditional student exchange. Students who participate will pay tuition and fees for a semester (or academic year) to Montclair State University, and no additional tuition at Agder.
Students will be billed for housing by University of Agder. Other costs will include transportation, insurance, visa fees, study abroad fee, additional cultural activities, meals, etc.


Cost of Living in Kristiansand

As a general guideline, the Norwegian State Educational Loan Fund estimates that the total monthly expenditure for students amounts to NOK 8,140 (including housing). Students must be prepared to pay at least NOK 3,200 a month for furnished students accommodation which includes electricity and heating. Costs for food, recreation and travel may vary greatly from student to student according to habits and priorities, but many students are able to bring down the cost of living considerably by cooking their own food.




To Apply
Please complete the Montclair State University study abroad application process.

In addition, please submit the University of Agder application to the Study Abroad Office at Montclair State.  You may download the application here: University of Agder application


Music Students Only
All music students applying for any study abroad program must first be approved by the International Committee of the John J. Cali School of Music

Your official study abroad request should include three (3) music department references; one each from 

  • your studio teacher
  • your area coordinator or academic advisor
  • your major ensemble director  

Supply a copy of the Global Education Reference form to each of these faculty members in sufficient time for them to complete it (at least 2 weeks prior to the deadline as a courtesy). Completed references should be sent by faculty to the Chair of the International Committee by October 1st (for spring programs) or March 1st (for summer or following fall programs). The committee will review the references and make a recommendation to the Global Education Center.

Please complete these forms: 
And submit to:

John J. Cali International Committee
Professor Lori McCann, chair;

 

 

For Further Information:

Contact Professor Jeff Kunkel kunkelj@mail.montclair.edu  or
Domenica Dominguez, Director of Study Abroad and International Programs, dominguezd@mail.montclair.edu

 

Once you have been approved by the International Committee of the John J. Cali School of Music, Please complete the Montclair State University study abroad application process.

 

All students must complete the Montclair State University study abroad application process first to receive approval.  Please click on the "Apply Now" at the top of the page to begin your application.

 

 

Global Education Center
Montclair State University
22 Normal Avenue Montclair, NJ 07043

Tel: 973 655-4185
Fax: 973 655-7654



Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2015 10/01/2014** Rolling Admission 01/05/2015 06/05/2015
Fall 2015 03/01/2015** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Academic Year 2015-2016 03/01/2015** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Spring 2016 10/01/2015** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Academic Year 2016-2017 03/01/2016** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.