Norwegian University of Science & Technology (NTNU)

Trondheim, Gjøvik, Ålesund

Language of instruction


NTNU is the largest university in Norway, and it is the country’s premier institution for the education of engineers. The University also offers a broad curriculum in a diverse range of disciplines.

Trondheim is well known as a top location for students and academics, and the city is regularly rated as the best student town in Norway. Students in Trondheim have access to a network of cabins spread across the county of Trøndelag. Hiking or skiing to these cabins is a very popular weekend activity, especially among international students.

Semester dates

UQ Semester Host Semester Dates
Semester 1 Semester 2 (Spring) January–June
Semester 2 Semester 1 (Autumn) August–December

View the NTNU academic calendar.

Guides and additional information

NTNU has resources to help get the most out of your exchange:


NTNU has various campuses across Norway, with the following campuses available to exchange students:

  • Gjøvik
  • Solsiden - Trondheim Academy of Fine Art
  • Ålesund

Exchange deadlines

22 June for Semester 1 of the following year.

31 October for Semester 2 of the following year.

Student testimonials

Full-time study load

30 ECTS credits per semester at NTNU is equivalent to 8 UQ units.

Minimum academic requirements

You will need a minimum cumulative GPA of 4.5 to study at NTNU.

Advanced (3rd year level) Undergraduate students are allowed to take Masters level courses at NTNU.

Engineering students will need to have completed at least 3 years of undergraduate studies if they wish to apply for postgraduate engineering courses.

Find courses

Search the NTNU course catalogue if courses do not appear in the database.

Search the Credit Precedent Database to find courses offered by your host university that have been previously approved for credit at UQ. The database should be used as a general guide only. 

Study areas taught in English

Biological sciences
Computer science
English literature
Environmental studies
Biological sciences
Biomedical science
Business administration
Chemical engineering
Chemistry and biochemistry
Civil and structural engineering
Computer engineering
Computer science
Earth and Geographical Sciences
Electrical engineering
Environmental engineering
Geotechnical engineering
Health sciences
History and ancient history
Information technology
Innovation and entrepreneurship
International relations
Materials engineering
Mathematics and statistics
Mechanical engineering
Metallurgical engineering
Mining engineering
Modern languages and linguistics
Peace and conflict studies
Political science
Software engineering

Exchange deadlines

22 June for Semester 1 of the following year.

31 October for Semester 2 of the following year.


NTNU’s Office of International Relations is responsible for allocating student housing to international students. Exchange students who apply within the deadline are guaranteed student housing.

Cost of living

If you wish to study at NTNU, the Norwegian government requires you to have roughly NOK 11,500 per month at your disposal, which can cover living costs if you live economically. NTNU provides more information on these requirements as well as a breakdown of the average cost of living in Norway.

Financial support

A range of funding for student exchange including scholarships, grants and loans are available to UQ students.  


Students approved to participate in the Student Exchange Program are automatically covered by UQ’s Travel Insurance for the country of their host university only.

For more information, read the Student Travel Insurance Policy Summary on UQ’s Travel Insurance web page (login required).

If you plan to travel outside of your host country, you should purchase additional insurance.

Students can apply for membership of the Norwegian National Insurance Scheme for coverage with regard to health services in Norway.

Exchange deadlines

22 June for Semester 1 of the following year.

31 October for Semester 2 of the following year.

Organise your visa

It is your responsibility to ensure you have the correct visa for the country where you will be studying. As the Global Experiences team is not a visa-issuing authority we cannot provide visa advice.

Study in Norway has visa and immigration information for incoming exchange students.

Contact the Royal Norwegian Embassy for more visa information.

Travel risk levels

The University of Queensland cannot and does not allow UQ Abroad students to travel to any country with a risk level of 3 (Reconsider your need to travel) or above, as assessed by the Australian Government.

If a country's risk level changes to 3 or above, UQ Abroad programs to that country are suspended until the risk level improves.

Find out the risk level and travel advice for your host country on the Smartraveller website.

Register your travel plans

We recommend that you register your travel plans on the Smartraveller website so that the Australian Government can contact you or your family in an emergency.

Non-Australian citizens should register with their closest consulate.

Exchange deadlines

22 June for Semester 1 of the following year.

31 October for Semester 2 of the following year.