Land of the Midnight Sun .. and why Patricia Obee from BC decided to study there

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Norway is consistently ranked one of the top countries in the world for quality of life, which takes into consideration equality, economic and political stability, prosperity, quality of education and healthcare. It’s also ranked one of the greenest countries in the world.

With around 44% of its working population with some form of tertiary education, Norway consistently ranks in the top 10 most educated countries in the world.

For international students looking for a world-class education at an affordable price, Norway is a great option. Norway’s public education is fully funded by the Ministry of Education and Research, which means that both undergraduate and postgraduate degrees are free of charge, both for local and international students. Private post-secondary institutions do charge fees, but these are reasonable compared with many countries in the world, generally ranging from 7,000 to 9,000 EUR/year for Bachelor’s programs and from 9,000 to 19,000 EUR/year for Master’s programs.

Norway currently has nine universities, eight university colleges and five scientific colleges owned by the state, as well as a large number of private higher education institutions.

Learn about why Patricia Obee chose to travel all the way from BC, Canada, to Norway to study a Master’s in Child and Youth Care at Queen Maud College of Childhood Education in Trondheim, a city located on the Trondheim Fjord, in central Norway. Patricia had her sights on Scandinavia for her studies and Norway was the obvious choice due to the country’s leading research in childhood studies.

While studying in Norway Patricia, who is an Olympic Rower (she gained a Silver medal in the 2016 Olympics for Lightweight Women’s Double Scull), took full advantage of Norway’s amazing ski trails.

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Testimonial sourced from the Study in Norway website.

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