University of Tromso

The Arctic University of Norway in Tromsø is an exchange destination for Biomedical Sciences students at Utrecht University.


Homepage Arctic University of Norway
General information for exchange students

Number of places available

2 students per academic year.

Academic calendar

The academic year normally lasts for 10 months and runs from August to June.

Language of instruction

Courses are taught in English. The minimal recommended level English is B1.

Course offerings

An overview of the courses available in English can be found here.

Credit system

The Arctic University of Norway uses a system of credits (studiepoeng) for measuring study activities, considered equivalent to the European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System (ECTS). 60 ECTS credits (studiepoeng) are allocated to the workload of a full year of academic study, equivalent to 1500-1800 hours of study. 30 ECTS credits are normally allocated to one semester’s full-time study. Each course unit has a workload of 3 - 30 credits (ECTS).


The Housing Department at the Arctic Student Organization of Norway (Samskipnaden) is a partner of the Arctic University of Norway. It offers rental of student housing for students at UiT The Arctic University of Norway in Tromsø, Alta, Hammerfest, Harstad and Longyearbyen.
You can find more information about housing options and rent prices here.

Estimated living costs

Living costs in Norway are higher than many other European countries. An estimation of a student's cost of living is made and revised yearly by the the Norwegian State Educational Loan Fund (Lånekassen) and Norwegian Directorate of Immigration (UDI). Their recommendation is that you need approximately 55000-70000 Norwegian Kroner (NOK) per semester.

Student experiences

BMW report student experience abroad

You can also find the student experiences reports on the Blackboard Community page 'UMCU BMS Study Abroad'.


Register for your exchange in Osiris. Pay attention: limited places available.

Feel free to contact the International Office for more information.


More information about studying abroad: in Dutch and in English.