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University of South-Eastern Norway

4.6 out of 5 (10 ratings / 7 reviews) Horten, Norway
University of South-Eastern Norway (USN) is the newest university in Norway, and with 18.000 students, USN becomes the fourth largest university in Norway. USN was established on the 4th of May 2018.

Bachelor's programmes



USN was established as a university on the 4th of May 2018. USN was established on 1 January 2016, when Buskerud and Vestfold University College merged with Telemark University College.


  • Faculty of Humanities, Sports and Educational Science
  • Faculty of Health and Social Sciences
  • Faculty of Technology, Natural Sciences and Maritime Sciences
  • USN School of Business


  • We have organised our strongest research environments into research groups and research centres that reflect our commercial profile and practical approach to research.
  • USN has particularly strong regional ties and a focus on applied research. All our programmes are research-based, and students are involved in research projects from the early stages of their education.
  • At USN, we conduct research that is closely linked to our academic programmes. Research is often linked to supervised professional training and the needs of business and industry in our region.

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Housing services

Student housing

is offered to international students at

all 8 campuses, and will be pre-booked

for students coming from partner

institutions. Students must apply

through the Student Welfare Organization.

ICT services

Whether you’re moving across campus or spending time studying or working at another research and education institution, eduroam gives you seamless internet connectivity.

Student Life

Campus life

The University of South-Eastern Norway is located at eight campuses: Bø, Drammen, Kongsberg, Notodden, Porsgrunn, Rauland, Ringerike and Vestfold.

Student Reviews

Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

it was awesome although I was from electrical and electronics background I loved the course.

Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

Very expensive and School was far from biggest cities. Style was very free and relaxed. Too much free time.

Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

The city is called Notodden, Telemark university college...but there wasnït this choice so I picked Kongsberg because it is the closest city.

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