Narvik University College

Narvik, Norway

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Narvik University College has a modern and compact campus, a good learning environment and not to mention, easy access to teaching staff. The opportunity of entering a solid research environment is also a great advantage.

The College has good relations with its collaborators within both local and national business communities. Every year the students arrange a Business Community day. Last year more than 80 businesses were represented at the College and the students received good feedback from the business community.

Narvik University College has students from about 20 different countries. A good 10 percent of students have an international background. A large number have come from educational establishments in China and Russia, countries with whom the College has good partnerships.

The College lies fairly central in Narvik, just a few minutes walk from the town centre. Narvik Municipality has approximately 18 600 inhabitants and lies in the northernmost part of Nordland district and is an important hub for both transport and communication. Proximity to the sea and mountains gives you, as a student, a unique possibility for outdoor activities and extreme sports of different kinds. The Alpine skiing facility situated near the centre of town is world-renown.
The culture on offer is extensive, both within and outside of the student milieu.

Narvik is the perfect place to study. We are a small College where the students are noticed, and we hope that you choose to come to the technological capital in Northern Norway when you start your studies.


The IT service

Narvik University Colleges (NUCs) unit for IT services is called the IT Section. The responsibility for its activities lies with the IT Manager.

The IT section is responsible for the information technology and data communication infrastructure. This includes the network (cables, switches, routers etc), servers, PCs, printers, scanners and relevant software (operating systems and applications, security monitoring).

The IT section staff, as well as their apprentices and trainees, provide usersupport to students and employees at the NUC.

NUC has its own set of rules for acceptable use of our IT and communications infrastructure, the ICT regulations. Each student and employee need to know these regulations (check link to the left). When you log on to our systems with the assigned user ID and password, it is considered an acceptance of the ICT regulations.

The IT Section is also responsible for the internet connection for SSINs apartments.


UNINETT AS is a publicly funded network provider for research and education institutions in Norway. NUC is connected to UNINETTs network by two independent 1Gb/s (1024 Mb/s) connections. In addition, there is a backup connection of 155 Mb/s. Some of the NUCs ICT regulations are based on UNINETTs set of customer policies.

Narvik University College Library

The library holdings include approx. 25.000 books and reports, 200 printed periodicals, standards and newspapers on subscription,and a number of electronic
databases which can be accessed from the library only.

NUC library online catalogue,

BIBSYS:the library and information systems for more than 100 libraries and institutions of higher education in Norway, such as the university libraries, the National library, university college libraries,and a number of research libraries and institutions

Welfare and accommodation

We provide student services in Narvik.

SSiN is a non-profit organization led by the students. We run all the services that students need to make their academic years as hassle-free and efficient as possible. SSiN is here to ensure that your time and energy is put into your work.

Our services include: Housing, cafeteria, counselling, kindergarten, sport facilities and bookshop.

Student life

We have 325 housing units related to 5 different student villages/houses, and can offer housing in a wide variety of sizes and price categories. International students are guaranteed housing in our student villages/houses. To make it easier for you, we can help to get a good price on a start pack (bedclothes and cooking utilities). If you order a start pack, it will be in your apartment when you arrive.

Friskhuset Hei is one of Norways best all- round sports centre and can offer a variety of activities. The sports centre are on campus and houses a fitness centre, indoor climbing walls, handball court, indoor cycling and boulder room. Some other activities are Yoga, Pilates and Aerobic. There are other options as well, we can help you back from injure or help you with program that fits you best.

SSiN kindergarten (Soria Moria kindergarten) is well-situated with regard to places of study and student accommodations. We wish to make student life easier for students with children.

Our kindergarten has high quality buildings and attractive outdoor playing grounds. We have a skilled staff with long experience and training.
You need to apply before May 1 for the following academic year. It is also possible to send an application at other times. The application will be handled along with supplementary admissions throughout the year.

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