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Høgskulen på Vestlandet

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Established in 2017, the Høgskulen på Vestlandet (Western Norway University of Applied Sciences) is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the medium city of Bergen (population range of 250,000-499,999 inhabitants), Hordaland. This institution also has branch campuses in Sogndal, Stord, Førde and Haugesund. Officially recognized by the Kunnskapsdepartementet, Norge (Ministry of Education of Norway), Høgskulen på Vestlandet (HVL) is a large-sized (uniRank enrollment range: 15,000-19,999 students) coeducational Norwegian higher education institution. Høgskulen på Vestlandet (HVL) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor's degrees, master's degrees and doctorate degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study table below for further details. This 6-year-old Norwegian higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on students' past academic records and grades. International applicants are eligible to apply for enrollment. HVL also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, sports facilities, study abroad and exchange programs, as well as administrative services.

University Snapshot


Høgskulen på Vestlandet's Control Typepublic


Høgskulen på Vestlandet's Entity Typenon-profit


Høgskulen på Vestlandet' Size by Total Enrollmentlarge-sized


Høgskulen på Vestlandet's Selectivity by Acceptance Ratenot reported

University Identity

Name (English) Western Norway University of Applied Sciences
Acronym HVL
Founded 2017 Merger between Høgskolen i Bergen (1994), Høgskulen i Sogn og Fjordane (1994) and Høgskolen Stord/Haugesund (1994)

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University Location

Address Inndalsveien 28
5063 Hordaland
Høgskulen på Vestlandet's location map and satellite view Location Map and Satellite View
Høgskulen på Vestlandet Phone Number +47 55 58 58 00
Høgskulen på Vestlandet Fax Number +47 55 32 64 07
Other locations Sogndal, Stord, Førde and Haugesund

Study Areas / Degree Levels


What is the difference between generalist and specialized universities in terms of the range of study areas they offer, degree levels available and academic and carreer paths pros and cons? Read our guide article about generalist and specialized universities to learn more.

Study Areas and Degree Levels Matrix

The following Høgskulen på Vestlandet's Study Areas/Degree Levels Matrix is divided into 6 main study areas and 4 levels of degrees, from the lowest undergraduate degree to the highest postgraduate degree. This matrix aims to help quickly identify Høgskulen på Vestlandet's academic range and degree level offering.

Programs and Courses

Programs and courses

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Tuition Fees


Yearly tuition fees refers to the amount of money that a student is charged by a University for one academic year of full-time study. Read our guide article about tuition fees and financial aid options to learn more.

Yearly Tuition Fees Range Matrix

This Høgskulen på Vestlandet's Tuition Fees Range Matrix is divided into 2 types of students, local and international students, and 2 degree levels, undergraduate and postgraduate degrees, and aims to help students to have an approximate idea of the yearly tuition range they might expect to pay at Høgskulen på Vestlandet.

Høgskulen på Vestlandet: Tuition Fees Range Matrix
Undergraduate Postgraduate
0-999 US$
(0-910 Euro)
0-999 US$
(0-910 Euro)
0-999 US$
(0-910 Euro)
0-999 US$
(0-910 Euro)

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Admission Information

uniRank publishes below some basic Høgskulen på Vestlandet's admission information.

Høgskulen på Vestlandet's Gender Admission Policy Gender Admission

This institution admits Men and Women (coed).

Høgskulen på Vestlandet's Admission Selection Admission Selection

Has Høgskulen på Vestlandet a selective admission policy? Yes, based on students' past academic records and grades.

Acceptance Rate Admission Rate

Høgskulen på Vestlandet's acceptance rate range is not reported.

Høgskulen på Vestlandet's International Students Admission International Students Admission

International students are welcome to apply for admission at this institution.

Høgskulen på Vestlandet's Admission Office Admission Office

55 58 58 50

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Size and Profile


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Size and Profile

uniRank publishes below some major size and profile indicators for Høgskulen på Vestlandet.

Høgskulen på Vestlandet's Total Student Enrollment Student Enrollment

Høgskulen på Vestlandet has an enrollment range of 15,000-19,999 students making it a large-sized institution.

Høgskulen på Vestlandet's Total Faculty/Academic staff Academic Staff

This institution has a range of 1,500-1,999 academic employees (Faculty).

Høgskulen på Vestlandet's Control Type Control Type

Høgskulen på Vestlandet is a public higher education institution.

Høgskulen på Vestlandet's Entity Type Entity Type

Høgskulen på Vestlandet is a non-profit higher education institution.

Høgskulen på Vestlandet's Campus Setting Campus Setting

Not reported

Høgskulen på Vestlandet's Academic Calendar Academic Calendar

Not reported

Religious Affiliation

Høgskulen på Vestlandet does not have any religious affiliation.

Facilities and Services


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University Facilities

uniRank provides below an overview of Høgskulen på Vestlandet's main facilities:

Høgskulen på Vestlandet's Library University Library

This institution has a physical Library. Visit Høgskulen på Vestlandet's Library

Høgskulen på Vestlandet's Housing University Housing

Not reported

Høgskulen på Vestlandet's Sport Facilities/Activities Sport Facilities/Activities

This institution features sporting facilities and organizes sports activities for its students.

University Services

uniRank provides below an overview of Høgskulen på Vestlandet's main services:

Høgskulen på Vestlandet's Financial Aid Financial Aid

Not reported

Høgskulen på Vestlandet's Study Abroad Study Abroad

This institution offers study abroad and exchange program opportunities for its students.

Høgskulen på Vestlandet's Distance Learning Distance Learning

Not reported

Høgskulen på Vestlandet's Academic Counseling Academic Counseling

Not reported

Høgskulen på Vestlandet's Career Services Career Services

Not reported

Recognition and Accreditation


There are different types of legal recognition and quality assessment of higher education institutions around the world, depending on the country and its legal and higher education system... read our article about university accreditation and recognition to learn more.

Høgskulen på Vestlandet's Recognition or Accreditation Institutional Recognition or Accreditation

Høgskulen på Vestlandet is legally recognized and/or accredited by: Kunnskapsdepartementet, Norge

Specialized or Programmatic Accreditations

uniRank publishes the following list of the most important Høgskulen på Vestlandet 's programmatic accreditations; feel free to submit any relevant missing specialized accreditations.

  • Norwegian Agency for Quality Assurance in Education (NOKUT)

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Memberships and Affiliations


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Affiliations and Memberships

uniRank publishes the following list of the most important Høgskulen på Vestlandet 's affiliations and memberships; feel free to submit any relevant missing higher education-related organizations this university is affiliated with.

  • European University Association (EUA)
  • Scholars at Risk (SAR)
  • The Southern African – Nordic Centre (SANORD)

Academic Structure


Most higher education institutions' first-level academic divisions are, depending on the country, one of the following...

  • Colleges
  • Faculties
  • Schools
  • Institutes
  • Academies
  • Departments
  • Divisions
  • Centers

Academic divisions can provide valuable insights into the range of disciplines and study areas a University focuses on and the institution's level of specialization. Generalist Universities typically offer a wide range of academic programs and have many academic divisions and subdivisions across different disciplines, while Specialized Universities tend to focus on a narrower range of programs within a specific field or industry and have fewer academic divisions and a simplified organizational structure.

Academic Structure

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Social Media


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Social Media

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