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The White Stone Walls of York City Centre

Illuminating York 2008, Museum Gardens

Illuminating York - one of York's many festivals

The River Ouse from Ouse Bridge

The River Ouse in York City Centre

Norwegian Study Centre

Welcome to the Norwegian Study Centre (NSC), York


Well known and loved by generations of Norwegian students, the NSC is both a part of the University of York and an extension of the Norwegian higher education system, established and core funded by the Norwegian government. Since the early 1980s, it has offered students, teachers and others not only high-quality teaching, but also an opportunity to immerse themselves in the language(s) and culture(s) of Britain.

Please explore our webpages to learn more about what we have to offer: primarily 1-2 week short courses arranged by your Norwegian institution, and for-credit studies over one or two semesters at both undergraduate and postgraduate level. If you have questions or would like to know more about us, just contact us: hopefully, we can help you.

See you in York soon!

Jena Habegger-Conti

Director of the NSC

YorkCourse in English (BA & MA level)

  • One of the top ranked universities in the UK and the world
  • A small department of enthusiastic and committed teachers
  • A ‘hands-on’ approach combining theory and practical exploration
  • Assessment is via essays
  • No study fees to pay in York
  • Accommodation on campus or in nearby houses
  • A chance to live in an English-speaking country
Find out more.

Short Courses

Our short courses (1 or 2 weeks) are attended by c.1100 students per year. We partner with all Universities and Colleges of Higher Education in Norway to provide undergraduate and postgraduate level academic programmes for students of English Studies, for teachers, and for teacher training students. Other short courses may be available by request.

Find out more about our short courses, partners, or contact



What our students say

"I really enjoyed the variety of topics in the different courses. I have learned many new interesting things this week, and have new ideas to use in the classroom later. The teachers engagement and enthusiasm also contributed to making it interesting."

OsloMet short course student 

"An amazing opportunity to experience York with amazing teachers that truly want the best for you. I would do this course a hundred times over."

Spring 2023 YorkCourse student