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Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Language of Instruction: English Program Type: Study Abroad
Program: Exchange
Program Description:
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University of Agder
Kristiansand and Grimstad, Norway
Situated in pristine Norway, the University of Agder (UiA) is surrounded by stunning landscapes, beautiful coastlines, and a vibrant community offering a unique experience that will take your breath away. Between its two campuses in Kristiansand and Grimstad, UiA is able to offer bachelors courses in a variety of fields. There are many classes taught exclusively in English and most Norwegians speak excellent English making it easy for any adventurous student to get out and explore the country. You will feel right at home at UiA thanks to Erasmus Student Network's organized buddy system, evening events, planned trips, and much more. Research is the foundation of all teaching activities at UiA and covers a wide variety of disciplines. There are a variety of courses taught in English so exchange students can enjoy the riches of Norway while working on their degrees at ETSU. A driving force for societal and regional development, the University of Agder has close contact with industry, organizations and cultural institutions. UiA is an internationally oriented university in a region exposed to strong international competition. Students will gain skills that will help them remain competitive in the ever growing global economy.
Hiking in NorwayLocation
Depending on your area of study, you could be spending your days in the fast growing urban area of Kristiansand or the quaint but modern town of Grimstad. In either location, you will be surrounded by the natural beauty that sets Norway apart and you will be within walking distance of the city centers of whichever town you are in. There are countless recreational activities surrounding campus, so no matter what your interests, there will be something close to campus for you to explore.

Contact Information
You can visit their website here
Please contact Elisabeth Ose,, for more information


Students must have COMPLETED preferably two years of studies before applying
Students must meet the all minimum admissions requirements for the university: language proficiency, GPA, etc.

classroomHow It Works
University of Agder is an exchange partner with ETSU, so you will pay tuition fees to ETSU just as if you were studying here in Tennessee. Below is a table showing the fees that need to be paid to ETSU and to Agder

Fee Table Per Semester
*Fees are subject to change
ETSU Costs
Bilateral Institution Costs 
Other Costs
Pay the Following:
  • ETSU tuition and fees: ~$4,750
    • Link to cost is located here
    • Click "Undergraduate"
    • The exchange agreement requires you to pay 15 credit hours (though you are only required to 12 or more credit hours)
  • ETSU Admin Fee: $100
  • Bucs Abroad Application Fee: $32
  • CISI Health Insurance Fee: $60 (For programs over 14 days long) *May 2020 price; Subject to change
Pay the Following:
  • Housing and Meals, found here
  • Application Fee
  • Institution-Specific Expenses
    • Some institutions abroad require residence hall insurance, deposits and/or application fees
    • Contact the institution to see if there are any other fees
Bank Statement:
  • The government requires international students to show proof of sufficient funds in the form of a bank statement (this is not unique to the country, the US government also requires this from incoming international students). This is to show that you are able to cover the fees in the “Other” column, as well as cover any unforeseen emergencies. If you are a dependent, you can provide a bank statement from a parent or guardian.
Definite Costs:
  • Airfare
  • In-country transportation (e.g. train, taxi)
Potential Costs (Vary by Country):
  • Student Visa Fees 
  • If applicable: travel costs, for countries that require students to obtain a student visa at a consulate (usually in DC or Atlanta)
Miscellaneous Costs:
  • Bed sheets
  • Towels
  • Cookware
  • Souvenirs
  • Other
 Costs to Deduct from the Price
*Deductions are unique to the individual. Please consult Amy Collins at for more information.
Financial Aid & Scholarships
Private Scholarships
Pell Grant (if eligible)

Roan Scholars Scholarship (if eligible)

Tennessee Lottery Scholarship (if eligible)

Other Financial Aid & Scholarships: $0 - Full Ride
  • Most financial aid & scholarships can be applied during a semester abroad. Please consult the ETSU International Financial Aid Advisor, Amy Collins (, for more information
ETSU International Education Scholarship: $0 - ~$4,000
  • Please note: students are not guaranteed a scholarship and must follow all instructions in order to be eligible.
Private Scholarships

If Applicable: Institution-specific Scholarships
  • Link to their International page can be found here
How to Pay:
  • Tuition & Fees:
    • Applied automatically when enrolling in the course "EXCH 3583"
  • Room & Board:
    • Paid to the institution abroad.  Please contact the institution for payment questions

Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Academic Year 2021-2022 01/15/2021 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Fall 2021 01/15/2021 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Spring 2021 08/15/2021 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.