Telemark University College

Porsgrunn, Norway

No. Students: 5,000
Funding type: Public
  • Porsgrunn / Norway
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Telemark University College (TUC) (Norwegian: Høgskolen i Telemark - HiT) is the fourth largest university college (out of 25) in Norway. The University College has about 5000 students. It is split between four different locations. The campuses are located in Bø, Notodden, Porsgrunn and Rauland. The university college is organised into four faculties. The Faculty of Arts and Sciences, The Faculty of Arts, Folk Culture and Teacher Education, The Faculty of Health and Social Studies and The Faculty of Technology. More than 140 studies are offered within the fields of: Engineering, Nursing, Teaching, Culture, Folk Culture, Folk Music, Environmental and health studies, Sports and physical education, Outdoor life, Economics, Computer Science and Languages. Studies are offered at bachelor and master degree-level. There are also several 1-year programmes available. Most studies are taught in Norwegian, but some programmes are taught in English, mainly master degrees



The Faculty of Arts and Sciences offers a wide range of study programmes within the areas of business administration, computer science, health and environmental science, sports, outdoor life, culture and the humanities.The faculty has modern teaching facilities and computer labs. The library offers students a broad selection of resources as well as the possibility to find information in national and international databases. Students interested in sports can also enjoy the new athletic area on campus. It includes a track and field area, sandvolleyball courts, tennis and basketball courts as well as an ice skating and hockey rink during the winter months.


The town of Bø is centrally located in Telemark, as well as in southern Norway. The trip from Oslo only takes two hours by train. The campus is located in the heart of the community, within walking distance of student housing, stores and the train station. Gullbring Cultural Center is located adjacent to the college. The cultural center has numerous ammenities including a large gymasium and swimming pool, a climbing wall, a movie theatre, an art gallery and a concert hall. The area also provides excellent opportunites for outdoor activities such as hiking, fishing and skiing.

Student life

Student activities

Students at the Faculty of Arts and Sciences are active in many differents types of clubs and organizations during their freetime. There are numerous clubs including: a book club, a photo club, a film club, a jazz club, a student newspaper, a choir, a student radio station and multiple intermural sports clubs. There is also an annual student organized week called VIKO which includes a wide variety of fun activies. The students have a club called KROA. They arrange concerts and discos at KROA throughout the school year. KROA in Bø is one of the most respected clubs in Norway. It is primarily run through voluntary work from the students.

Master's Programmes at Telemark University College

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