Once you have secured a spot on one of our courses, we will continuously update you on the necessary academic and practical preparations you need to make. Below you will find some general information.
ECTS and eligibility
Kulturstudier cooperates with the largest university college in Norway; Oslo and Akershus University College, Universidad Nacional de San Martin in Buenos Aires, Argentina (UNSAM) and Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Nicaragua, León (UNAN) in Nicaragua. They hold the academic responsibility for the programmes and give the ECTS/course credits that can be included in a bachelor degree at these or other universities or university colleges.
All the courses require university eligibility. For our courses in Ghana, Nepal and Vietnam (with Oslo and Akershus University College) you can check requirements pertaining to your country HERE.
You book your own flight tickets. Should you want assistance, our travel agency, Kilroy Travels, offers flights to all our study destinations. They can get you a seat on a joint arrival with fellow students or help you with individual tickets. You can contact Kilroy on firstname.lastname@example.org.
Kulturstudier can not give advise on vaccination. We encourage you to se seek advise from a vaccination clinic or your local GP.
If you are heading to Ghana or Vietnam, you need to apply for a visa before entry. Kulturstudier will send you an application form and the necessary information in due time. Skandinavians automatically get a 3 months visa upon entry at the airports in Nepal, Argentina and Nicaragua, providing you have the necessary return ticket.
To make sure that all our students are sufficiently insured throughout the whole study period abroad, Kulturstudier has entered an agreement with Gouda travel insurance. This insurance is mandatory for Norwegian, Swedish, Danish and German students, and costs NOK 3150 for one semester (NOK 5550 for two semesters). Students from other countries need to prove that they are sufficiently insured.
You will receive the insurance card and invoice from Kulturstudier well before the beginning of the semester.
Finances and budget
We are proud to keep the program fee at a level that a normal student economy can handle. As all our courses give 30 ECTS (or the equivalent) it is also possible to apply for student loans and scholarships in most European countries. In addition to the programme fee (that includes accommodation) you will need at least 3000 Euro for travel, books, pocket money and other expenses.
The majority of the literature will be gathered in compendiums that can be downloaded for free, and you can buy a print out version when you arrive at the study center. You will be informed in due time about which books you need to purchase.
The application process
Places are allocated on an ongoing basis as long as they are available. However, to give yourself sufficient time for both the academic and practical preparations you should decide at least 2 months before the courses begin at the study location; ie. July 1 for the autumn and December 1 for the spring.
If you are eligible to study at university level, and want to follow one or two of our courses, you should fill in the online application form. If we have an available spot on you preferred course, we will send you an offer. To confirm and reserve your place on the course you pay a 250 euro deposit. From then on you will receive consecutive updates and information on practical and academic preparations, such as visa application, course literature and what to bring.
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