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Study in Norway EducationCompulsory education in Norway is compulsory and runs for ten years. It covers all children aged 6-16.

The Norwegian education system is similar to Swedish. In Norway there are preschool, elementary school (classes 1-7), secondary school (classes 8-10), secondary school (classes 11-13) and higher education (2-4 years for basic education).

The first three levels are run by the municipal authorities. The upper secondary school is run by administrative units that correspond to Sweden's regions and county councils. At these levels there are also private schools. 1.5 percent of pupils in elementary school and secondary school attend private schools. The corresponding figure for students in secondary school, which corresponds roughly to the Swedish high school, is 4 percent. Higher education is primarily a government task, but there are also private units that provide higher vocational education. There are also private schools in secondary vocational education. Some vocational programs include two years of theoretical studies and two years of internship. Check topschoolsintheusa for test centers of ACT, SAT, and GRE as well high schools in the country of Norway.

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From the eighth grade, students can choose any subject. The upper secondary level comprises three programs: general high school (3 years), vocational education (2–4 years) and sports, art and music schools covering a varying number of years (2–4 years). The general upper secondary education is 3 years, while the vocational courses are 2 or 3 years. One of the years in vocational schools is devoted to practice. There are nine professional lines. In general, general upper secondary education gives admission to higher education. There is also another opportunity to enter higher education and it is that you are 23 years old, have five years of professional experience (or mixed professional experience and studies) and have completed high school diploma in the five most important subjects.

As Norway is not part of the EU, Norway is not bound to follow the Bologna process but has nevertheless chosen to do so. Higher education thus encompasses the same levels as in other European member states: basic education (3 years), master's degree (2 years) and postgraduate education (3 years). More than 272,000 people study at a university or university. Just over 40 percent are men and about 60 percent women, which is a comparatively high proportion of women. More women than men take a master's or doctoral degree. Male students tend to go on 2-year vocational college courses.

There are some 70 public and private higher education institutions. The country has seven universities. 10 percent of all students in higher education study at private units, predominantly in vocational education.

Adult education is primarily intended for older individuals who have not completed upper secondary or vocational education.

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