University of Agder

Bachelor's programmes

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The University of Agder is one of Norway's newest universities, but our roots span over more than 190 years.


UiA has six faculties and one teacher unit governed as a whole by the University Board, which consists of a majority of members elected by faculty, staff and students and a minority of external members appointed by the Ministry of Education and Research.


Six centres are awarded the status of Priority research centres at the University of Agder. From 2019 the centres will be among UiAs flagships for research at an international scale. They are prioritized by the university based on past results and their ambitions for further development.

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University Ranking

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Housing services

  • Student accommodation in Kristiansand and Grimstad is offered by The Student Association of Agder (SiA).
  • International students who are spending a minimum of one semester at the University of Agder are guaranteed student accommodation in shared or single rooms.

Library services

The University Library is primarily an information resource for students and staff at the University of Agder. The library also provides services to individuals, business, education and culture.

Student Life

Campus life

  • Campus Grimstad has 3 500 students and is co-located with Grimstad’s Technology Park. The campus was established in 2010.
  • The facilities are excellent and include a simulated hospital and smart house where the Centre for eHealth is developing ways to use technology to help care for the elderly and disable
  • Campus Kristiansand has approximately 9 500 students. The buildings are surrounded by greenery and have a sleek, contemporary design. The campus is close to recreational areas and in walking distance of the city centre.

Sports facilities

The students' gym Spicheren has excellent facilities, including a climbing wall and a swimming pool, and many outdoor options.

Student clubs

  • The Student Organization in Agder (STA) is the official representative body for students at the University of Agder. 
  • The overarching goals of the organization is to work for the professional, social, economic and welfare interests of the students at UiA. STA organizes around 13,000 students and is the umbrella organization for a variety of student activities. STA is the voice of our students on campus, in the local arena and nationally.


The School of Business and Law at UiA is accredited by the American organisation Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AASCB). 

Student Reviews

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I want to study and earn knowledge.

Anonymous rated 1 out of 5 stars

Very good quality of study at my University

I am living in Norway with high life expences. to find the job here having good knowledge of the country language is nessecary but as the studies needs hard working I donot have time to focus on learning the language so I could not find a good job. and my
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

As I started to study in the Covid-19 pandemic, I could not use many facilities of the university. but now it is good services are provided for students

Kristiansand, Vest-Agder, Norway

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