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The Norwegian school system is divided into primary school, lower secondary school, upper secondary school/high school, and university/college. Children starts going to primary school the year they turn 6 years old, and stays there the next 7 years until lower secondary school which lasts for 3 years. After that they can choose between several different academic directions regarding high school, including; general studies, vocational related studies, sports related subjects and health related subjects.

The grades from high school and the required subjects decides which university and studies you will qualify for. You can apply to any school, but some studies have strict rules related to subjects and grades.

Aproximately 7000 new students comes to Tromsø every year to start their study at UiT (Norges Arktiske Universitet). Here you can apply for a wide variety of different academic programs.





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