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There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
Program Information:
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Location Bergen, Norway
Academic Terms A (Aug-Dec) or W/Sp (Jan-June)
Credits 20-24 UW credits
Eligibility Registered Foster School students in good standing
Language English
Adviser Global Business Center |
Priority Application: January 15th
Rolling Application: June 15th
Foster School Study Abroad
  General Students will attend the Norwegian School of Economics, or NHH, through the Foster School of Business exchange.

Exchange programs require a high level of independence. Students should be responsible and show preparedness to participate in this experience.

Click here to view upcoming Information Sessions for this program.
Students wishing to know more about applying for this exchange should contact the Global Business Center directly.
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  Where You Will Study
  Expenses, Financial Aid, & Scholarships
  Application Process
  Student Perspective

Where You Will Study

Founded in 1936, NHH is the preeminent business school in Norway, the first choice for Norwegian students and the business community. NHH has close to 3,500 full-time students.

NHH offers  a modern and compact campus with high-tech lecture rooms/auditoriums/, excellent study halls, an abundance of group rooms and two cafeterias.

NHH is located in the old Hanseatic city of Bergen, Norway, a principal place for trade in natural resources for nearly a thousand years, and traditionally the most outward-looking city in Scandinavia. Even today, Bergen is one of the busiest ports in Europe with large-scale cruise and ferry traffic as well as oil and gas transport.

If you choose NHH, you can look forward to a stimulating learning experience. NHH looks forward to welcoming you to a dynamic, internationally oriented school.

For more information about NHH and being an exchange student there, please visit their exchange student information page.


During semester-long exchange programs, students take 18-24 UW credits during fall or spring semester. Most students take a combination of business core, business electives, and non-business courses while abroad. A typical student will take 1 core class, 2-3 business electives, and 1-2 non-business electives.

Participating in an exchange program requires careful academic planning. Students are encouraged to meet with their Academic Adviser and a Global Business Center Adviser prior to applying to an exchange program to ensure that study abroad will fit into their academic plan.

Many students find it helpful to review the Foster School excel document which lists previously evaluated courses. (Please note: this includes courses that were approved and denied. Also note the expiration date. Finally, most electives are not tracked on this sheet. If you would like to take a course at an exchange school that is not on the list, you can get it reviewed by academic advisers.)

Another useful resource is the UW Study Abroad Course Equivalency Database.

NHH has a wide offering of courses in English, covering many topics within finance, management, economics and marketing. In addition NHH can offer courses with a more specific focus on the cornerstones of the Norwegian economy, such as Petroleum Economics and Shipping Economics.

Exchange students are expected to take a full workload of courses during the semester they spend in Bergen. Each course at NHH is 7.5 ECTS credits (5-6 UW credits). A full workload is 30 ECTS credits (20-24 UW credits), or 4 courses.

NHH offers exchange students the possibility to attend a Norwegian course, giving insight to Norwegian culture and history as well as the Norwegian language. You may incorporate the 7,5 ECTS achieved from this Norwegian course as part of the 30 ECTS required to complete a full semester at NHH.


Housing will be provided at a reasonable cost to all exchange students at a student residence in Bergen. Student residences have both single rooms and double rooms. All rooms are furnished, and a shared kitchen is available on each dormitory floor. All rooms have telephone and TV points and broadband internet connection. Laundry facilities are located within the complex, and in most residences you will also find a study hall, a TV-room and the opportunity for several recreational activities.

Housing options range from $400-$1,000 per month.

Additional information regarding housing can be found in the exchange evaluations document within the "Student Perspective" section of this page.

Program Expenses, Financial Aid & Scholarships

As a participant of a UW departmental exchange, you pay an exchange fee equivalent to UW tuition (1.5 quarters of UW tuition for semester-long exchanges, and 3 quarters of UW tuition for academic year exchanges). Exchange tuition is determined by UW residency status: in-state students pay an exchange fee equivalent to in-state tuition, and out-of-state students pay an exchange fee equivalent to out-of-state tuition. In addition to the exchange tuition, there is a UW Study Abroad/Concurrent Enrollment administrative fee, and a Foster School Exchange Program Fee.

Fee amounts and due dates are available on the Foster School Exchange Program Details page.

You should also budget for additional expenses such as international airfare & transportation, books & course materials, visa & passport fees, study abroad insurance and personal expenses.

This useful tool is a great way to estimate how your cost of living in a particular country might compare with the cost of living you are accustomed to here in Seattle.

Most types of financial aid can be applied to your study abroad experience. Please check with the Office of Student Financial Aid regarding eligibility. You can adjust your financial aid budget for the terms that you will spend abroad by completing a Revision Request for Additional Expenses form. You will need to attach a program budget, which may be requested by filling out a Budget Request Form.

For more information about budgeting, financial aid, and scholarships for study abroad visit our page on Finances.

Application Process

Applications are open, click here to apply. Students should submit their application and requested materials directly to the Global Business Center via the online application before the January 15 deadline. 

Upload all requested materials to the online application:
  1. Application Form
  2. Essay
  3. Resume
  4. Transcripts - unofficial

Priority application deadline: Januray 15th
We try to fill all spots during the January application cycle for the following academic year. For example, if you want to study abroad during your junior year, you should apply in January during your sophomore year.

Rolling applications until: June 15th
If there are exchange openings available after the January 15th priority deadline, applications are accepted on a rolling basis for Winter/Spring academic terms until the programs fill or until June 15th.

Please apply according to these dates, not the dates that are listed on any of the fact sheets for the individual exchange programs.

See Withdrawal for UW program withdrawal policies.


Student Perspective

One of the best ways to obtain an idea of what it is like to live and study in another country, is to hear directly from the students who have been there before!

After participating in a UW Study Abroad program, students are asked to complete an evaluation report detailing their experiences abroad and giving advice for future students. A composite of Foster School student responses about their exchange experience at the University of Hong Kong can be found here:

NHH Exchange Evaluations Coming Soon...
(You must use your UW email address and password to view the exchange evaluation)

Or, read more on the Foster School Undergrads Go Global Blog.

Foster School Study Abroad Advisers can also connect you with a student who formerly participated in this program. Inquire with the Global Business Center,