About Fagskolen i Viken

We are Norway's largest public Higher Vocational College with approximately 2000 students and 240 staff, spread over eight campuses. Fagskolen i Viken - Higher Vocational College, is a leader in high quality education that meets the competence needs of the world of work. In our strategy, it is clearly stated that we shall continue to develope and strengthen through active transnational cooperation with other HEIs. We are at the beginning of our journey and are excited to be able to enter into an exciting future ahead. We work continiously to expand and improve our international portfolio.

Welcome to Fagskolen i Viken - Higher Vocational College!

Fagskolen i Viken - Higher Vocational College (FiV) is Norway's largest public vocational college with over 2000 students. We are a college for higher vocational education operating on level 5 of EQF and we offer profession - and business-focused educational programmes within a wide range of subject areas.

Students can study full-time, part-time, on campus or part-time online via digital platforms such as Teams and Zoom. We also offer a range of module based courses developed together with public and private organisations.
We currently offer study programmes within technical subjects, tourism, management, health and youth development.

FiVs eight permanent campuses are located within Viken county; Kongsberg, Fredrikstad, Geilo, Vestby, Strømmen, Rud, Indre Østfold and Bjørkelangen. 

We have long traditions of educating professionals dated back to 1895 when Tinius Olsen founded a technical college in Kongsberg. In 2020, we became Fagskolen i Viken following a merge of Fagskolen Tinius Olsen, Fagskolen i Østfold og Fagskolen i Oslo og Akershus (studyprogrammes from Akershus). We are working together with the occupational sector to create and offer coveted education catering for the needs of the world of work. 


The school now has two separate accreditations which allows our students and staff to engage in Erasmus+ activity.

ECHE Erasmus Charter for Higher Education

VET Vocational Education & Training. 


Read more about our strategy and plan for internationalisation in our Erasmus Plan (ed. 2024):

Erasmus Plan

Read more about our Erasmus Policy Statement (EPS) for Higher Vocational College Viken (ed. 2022):

Erasmus Policy Statement

This charter gives information regarding your entitlements and your obligations as a student participating in Erasmus+ activity (studies or placements).
It is important to familiarise yourself with the information in this document prior to any mobility.

See here for the full charter.