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Office of International Programs

Telemark University College (TUC) – Høgskolen i Telemark (HiT)


Program Dates:
Fall: mid-August to late December
Spring: early January to mid-June

Program Type: Semester at Partner University
» HiT home page
» Estimated Program Costs
» Information for Admitted Students

» Telemark County Mayor Scholarship Application


Minot State University’s relationship with Telemark University College (TUC) is special, as Telemark campuses are located in the same region as Minot’s Norwegian sister city, Skien. Telemark is one of 19 "counties" in Norway, situated in the center of the Southern part of the country, with a population of approximately 166,000. Telemark is breathtakingly beautiful, covered by mountains, hills and inland water.

Telemark University College is similar to Minot State in many ways: small campus; small student groups; friendly and helpful faculty and staff; and modern campus facilities.

There is one scholarship of $5000 awarded to one MSU student per semester. The Telemark County Mayr Scholarship is a prestigious award given to a student that exhibits academic merit, contributes to the community, and is interested in Norwegian heritage. Click here for more information: Telemark Scholarship.

Program Features:



Skien Cathedral

Want to Learn More?

» View the HiT study brochure!
» Minot State students in Telemark: Abbie and Jordan

How to Apply

Application Deadlines:
Fall Semester – February 15th
Spring Semester – September 15th

Application Procedure:

  • Step 1: Submit a completed MSU Study Abroad Application to the MSU Office of International Programs by the appropriate deadline.
  • Step 2: Receive letter of acceptance to study abroad through MSU from the MSU Office of International Programs.
  • Step 3: By the appropriate deadline, complete the online Telemark University incoming exchange student application.
  • Step 4: You will receive an acceptance letter from Telemark University College informing you of your final acceptance status. If admitted, complete the process outlined below for Admitted Students along with any other instructions you receive from HiT.

Eligibility: Undergraduates, with sophomore status and at least a 2.5 GPA (cumulative)

Contact Information: Emma May, Education Abroad Program Assistant

Information for Admitted Students
* Although we make every attempt to keep this information up to date, please defer to information provided to you directly from the host institution as the best resource. If there are discrepancies between the protocols listed here (applying for housing, getting registered for courses, etc.) and those told to you by your host institution, default those of the host institution. However, health insurance requirements, course equivalencies, credit transfer and grading are determined solely by MSU.




updated September 11, 2014