University of Tromsø


The University of Tromsø, often known as the Arctic University of Norway, is the northernmost university in the world. It was founded in 1968 and inaugurated in 1972. It is one of Norway's eight universities. Northern Norway's primary research and teaching institution are the University of Tromsø. The university's position offers it an ideal place to research the area's natural environment, culture, and society.

The institution focuses primarily on light auroral research, space science, fisheries science, biotechnology, languages, multicultural communities, Saami culture, telemedicine, epidemiology, and a broad range of Arctic research initiatives.

The proximity of the Norwegian Polar Institute, the Norwegian Institute of Marine Research, and the Polar Environmental Centre bolsters Tromsø as a worldwide center for Arctic research. However, research efforts are not restricted to Arctic subjects. The university's researchers are nationally and globally recognized for their work in various disciplines.

UiT is a traditional university with seven faculties: health sciences, science and technology, law, humanities, social sciences, and education, as well as faculties of biosciences, fisheries, economics, fine arts, and Finnmark.


The University of Tromsø is an intermediate institution with a total enrollment of 17808 students and a maximum class size of 12 000. International students are welcome to submit applications to the institution. Around 8% of the university's students are from abroad. The institution employs more than 1600 professionals on its academic faculty to maintain a high standard of instruction.

The extensive network of partner academic institutions and businesses allows the university to provide international student exchange programs.

There is a unique library at the university. The on-campus dorms are available to students upon request.

They have roughly 10% international students, 70% from Northern Norway, and 20% from Southern Norway.


The Housing Department of UiT, The Arctic University of Norway, allows students to rent rooms in Tromso, Alta, Narvik, Hammerfest, Harstad, and Longyearbyen.

The rooms are furnished with essential pieces, and guests can access shared amenities such as the kitchen, baths, toilets, storage spaces, and a laundry room. The Arctic Student Organization of Norway supplies the kitchen with various furniture and appliances, including a refrigerator, a stove, a dining table, chairs, and so on. Each student is responsible for supplying their kitchenware.


Global academic rankings of the University of Tromsø are as below:


University of Tromsø
Hansine Hansens veg 18, 9019 Tromsø, Norway

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