Study at Fagskolen i Viken

Welcome to our school!
Our first international study programme commences in August 2022. We are at the beginning of our journey and are thrilled to be able to enter into an exciting future ahead. We work continiously to expand and improve our international portfolio.

On this page, you will find some helpful information about the available programmes and your stay in Norway.
Student Support is a dedicated team of advisors who are here to guide all our international students through their student journey here in Norway. From application to Welcome events we strive to ensure that you have an excellent student experience with us.

Available study programmes

Currently, we have one available study programme in English: 

Mountain Bike Trail Planning, Construction and Maintenance

This program consists of three subjects with a total of 30 ECTS studied online and part-time with residential weeks hosted in Norway and Portugal.
See syllabus.

Practical information

When does the program start?
This program starts August 24th.
The semester starts in week 33 and information will be updated here shortly.

What does 'online studies' mean?
This study programme will be taught online. We use Teams as our Learning Platform and Zoom for our tutorials/tuition.
The school follows a 'flipped classroom' model, this means that the teacher will provide study material in advance of the scheduled evening sessions. This allows the student to read, study and attend the evening class well prepared in order to meet the teacher and fellow students online for productive discussions and mentoring.

What does 'session-based teaching' mean?
The course is studied online with evening classes and tutorials scheduled online. However, during this study programme, you will be required to attend a total of three residential weeks. Two will be hosted in Geilo, Norway and one in Portugal.

When do I travel to Norway/Portugal?
The three residential weeks are scheduled as follows:

Residential 1: Geilo, Norway - week 36. 5.-9. August.
Residential 2: Portugal - January-February 2023
Residential 3: Geilo, Norway - week 23. 5.-9. June

Fees and costs

All study programmes at Fagskolen i Viken are publically funded through Viken county. This allows us to provide our students education at a lower cost. You will need to pay a yearly fee as per tabel below. You may be eligable to apply for grants and loans via Lånkekassen. 



Fulltime/Partime/Online - campus with student union (semesterfee)

1 500,- (NOK) pr. year

Online programmes at Fagskolen i Viken

7 500,- (NOK) pr. year


Additional costs
Study material such as books, laptops, photocopying etc must be covered by the student. As a student you will be responsible for planning and funding your travel, board and accomodation for the residential weeks. Where possible, the school will investigate options for potential mobility funding through ERASMUS+ VET Mobility Charter.
Information about the three residential weeks will be publised as soon as possible.