Western Norway University of Applied Sciences

Written by: Study Bergen

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Western Norway University of Applied Sciences was merged from three institutions in 1.1.2017. 5 campus. 

Western Norway University of Applied Sciences (HVL) offers high quality study programmes in the fields of engineering, business, education, health and social work.There are 5 campus spread across Western Norway. 

With about 16,000 students, the new institution will be one of the largest higher education institutions in Norway. The new institution will offer a broad range of academic programmes at Bachelor’s, Master’s and PhD levels.

Some of the courses are in English - most of them integrated in the regular study programmes for Norwegian students. They are aimed at exchange students from the many partner institutions around the world.

Number of Students:

  • 16000

HVL offers the following Master’s degree programmes taught in English:

HVL offers the following PhD programmes:

In addition, the following PhD programmes are under development:

  • PhD in Health and Social Sciences
  • Innovation practices from a professional and societal perspective










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