The Norwegian University of Science and Technology, often referred to as NTNU.(Norges Teknisk-naturvitenskapelige Universitet), is located in Trondheim, and is the second largest university in Norway.
It is also the principal Norwegian university for Science and Technology and has several campuses. NTNU accommodates a large student population, around 20,000 – 25,000 students in various departments.. They form an important part of the Trondheim community, demographically speaking, since Trondheim has a population of approximately 165,000 people.
There are a number of faculties, which include departments from various streams at NTNU, each offering a variety of courses at the Undergraduate, Postgraduate, and Doctorate levels. They are, the Faculty of Architecture and Fine Art, Faculty of Engineering Science and Technology, Faculty of Humanities, Faculty of Natural Sciences and Technology, Faculty of Information Technology, Mathematics and Electrical Engineering, Faculty of Medicine, Faculty of Social Sciences and Technology Management. NTNU has more than a 100 laboratories. The University also includes a Museum of Natural History and Archaeology, and a large library.
NTNU offers Erasmus Mundus programmes, and 30 international Master’s courses taught in the English language. The list of these programmes includes Marine Technology (MSc), Electric Power Engineering (MSc), Neuroscience (MSc), Information Systems (MSc), and more. Most of the other degrees are taught in Norwegian requiring students to be proficient in both Norwegian and English.
There are a number of student organisations at the NTNU campuses and every other year two student festivals are conducted, UKA (Norway’s largest arts and music festival) and ISFiT (student conferences). There are also many recreational options for students including attending various musical festivals, hiking, skiing, swimming, etc.
The University provides accommodation in student villages to its students. NTNU also assists PhD students in finding housing since they are not eligible for NTNU housing. They are also offered health insurance. No tuition fees is required at NTNU, however all non-EU/EEU students are required to show proof that they possess at least NOK 85,000 to support their living expenses for a 10-month academic year. This is necessary in order to acquire a student residency permit. The University offers a number of scholarships to international students, and PhD students are paid a monthly salary since they are considered to be employed by NTNU.