Engineering at Norwegian University of Science and Technology

Ref: 10002793


BEng Mechanical Engineering, BEng Mechatronics, BEng Electrical and Electronic Engineering students enrolled on the following modules Engineering Mathematics (ENGD1001), Project Management (ENGD2010), Individual Project (ENGD3000) and Engineering Year Zero: Engineering Applications (ENGZ0002) are eligible to participate in this opportunity.  The maximum number of places on this opportunity is 35 and the minimum the trip will go ahead with is 10. DMU staff will be accompanying the group.

DMU students are only eligible to receive one academic-led trip bursary per year. Please check our eligibility criteria for further details.


The trip will be hosted by the Norwegian University of Science and Technology in Gjovik in Norway. During the trip the students will visit the University, specifically the Faculty of Engineering (Mechanical and Industrial Engineering Department) and the Faculty of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering. The students will have a chance to visit some of the facilities at NTNU such as: the prototype lab, the realization lab, the lab for nanomechanical testing. The students will learn about research activities that are taking place at both Faculties. They will have a chance to interact with local students to learn about studying in Norway.

Additionally, the students will visit the Norwegian Museum of Science and Technology where they will be able to learn about oil and gas production, explore the hydroelectric power exhibition as well as transport exhibitions.

Cultural activities

The students will also be able to participate in the activities prepared for international students organised by Norwegian University of Science and Technology. This includes a skiing day for interested students. In addition, students can visit Gjøvik Olympic Hall (the world’s largest arena excavated in rock that was one of the sites of the Lillehammer Winter Olympics ice hockey games in 1994), and Eiktunet (an open air museum of local history in Gjøvik).

Travel and accommodation

  • Travel – Students are required to independently book their travel.
  • Accommodation – The faculty will book accommodation for this opportunity, and students will be expected to pay the full amount following confirmation of their place.

Contact details

Visa information

In order to participate in this trip you are responsible for ensuring that you meet Norwegian immigration requirements.

British nationals travelling from the UK don’t need a visa to visit Norway. Nationals of EU/EEA countries and of countries that have a visa exemption agreement with Norway do not need a visa to visit Norway. Nationals of all other countries need a visitor’s visa. Please, check the current entry requirements on the website of the Norwegian Directorate of Immigration (UDI) and if necessary confirm with the Norwegian Embassy. 

The #DMUglobal team will provide documents as required. You must ensure that you apply for your Schengen visa as soon as you have been formally accepted to this opportunity by #DMUglobal. You are responsible for applying for your visa, checking processing times and meeting all application requirements in order to ensure that you receive your visa prior to departure. Be aware that immigration decisions are made by individual embassies.

Key Information

  • Departure date: Tuesday 19 February 2019
  • Return date: Satursay 23 February 2019
  • Estimated cost of travel and accommodation: £300
  • Students will also be required to pay for UK and in-country transfers, cultural visits, food and drink, and visa (if applicable)
  • #DMUglobal bursary: £150
  • Deadline for application: Monday 19 November 2018 9am