top General Information


Street:PO Box 6050 Langnes


Post Code:9037


Other Sites

Campuses in Alta, Hammerfest, Harstad, Kirkenes, and Narvik.

Institution Funding



Founded 1968, officially opened by King Olav V 1972. A State institution enjoying considerable autonomy in both academic and financial matters. Financed primarily by the government. Merged with Tromso University College 2009. Formerly known as University of Tromsø until merger with the University College of Finmark 2013, then merged with Narvik University College (Høgskolen i Narvik) and Harstad University College (Høgskolen i Harstad) in 2016

Academic Year

August to June (August-December; January-June)

Admission Requirements

Secondary school certificate (examen artium) or recognized equivalent



Accrediting Agency

Ministry of Education and Research (Kunnskapsdepartementet); Norwegian Agency for Quality Assurance in Education (Nasjonalt organ for kvalitet i utdanningen – NOKUT)

Student Body


top Officers

Head : Karl Erik Arnesen

Job title:Director

Senior Administrative Officer : Adrian Johansen

Job title:Management and Administration at UiT in Harstad

top Divisions

Centre : Peace Studies (CPS)

Fields of study:International Studies

Centre : Sami Studies

Fields of study:Nordic Studies

Centre : Women's and Gender Research

Fields of study:Gender Studies

Faculty : Biosciences, Fisheries and Economics

Fields of study:Aquaculture, Biological and Life Sciences, Business and Commerce, Economics, Fishery, Industrial and Production Economics, Leadership, Marine Biology

Faculty : Engineering Science and Technology

Fields of study:Building Technologies, Civil Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Safety Engineering

Faculty : Fine Arts

Fields of study:Dance, Fine Arts, Music, Theatre, Writing

Faculty : Health Sciences

Fields of study:Biomedicine, Community Health, Dentistry, Ergotherapy, Health Sciences, Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Physical Therapy, Psychology, Public Health, Radiology

Faculty : Humanities, Social Sciences and Education

Fields of study:Anthropology, Archaeology, Archiving, Art History, Classical Languages, Comparative Literature, Education, English, Finnish, French, German, Greek, History, Latin, Library Science, Linguistics, Nordic Studies, Philosophy, Political Sciences, Religious Studies, Russian, Sociology, Teacher Training

Faculty : Law

Fields of study:Law

Faculty : Science and Technology

Fields of study:Biology, Chemistry, Civil Security, Engineering, Geology, Information Technology, Mathematics and Computer Science, Physics, Statistics

Faculty : Sports, Tourism and Social Work

Fields of study:Social Work, Sports, Tourism

Institute : Barents

Fields of study:Marine Science and Oceanography

top Degrees


Fields of study:Aquaculture, Archaeology, Art History, Biology, Business Administration, Business and Commerce, Chemistry, Classical Languages, Computer Science, Cultural Studies, Economics, Educational Sciences, Fishery, Geology, Health Administration, History, Information Management, Literature, Mathematics, Modern Languages, Philosophy, Physics, Psychology, Religious Studies, Russian, Social Policy, Sociology, Statistics, Transport Economics


Fields of study:Acting, Adult Education, Aquaculture, Archaeology, Art History, Biology, Business Administration, Business and Commerce, Chemistry, Coastal Studies, Computer Science, Cultural Studies, Economics, Educational Research, Fishery, Geology, Health Sciences, History, Indigenous Studies, Information Management, Literature, Marketing, Mathematics, Medicine, Medieval Studies, Modern Languages, Natural Resources, Nordic Studies, Peace and Disarmament, Philosophy, Physics, Political Sciences, Public Health, Religious Studies, Secondary Education, Social Policy, Sociology, Special Education, Statistics, Visual Arts


Fields of study:Arts and Humanities, Law, Medicine, Social Sciences


Also Technological Programmes in Industrial Mathematics, Computer Science, Molecular Biotechnology, Electrical Engineering, Space Geophysics; Professional Degree Studies in Medicine, Psychology (6 yrs), Odonthology, Pharmacy, Law (5 yrs); One-year Studies in Library Studies, Foundation Course in Medicine; Postgraduate Certificate in Education (1 yr)

top Student & Staff Numbers


Statistics Year:2014-2015

Full Time Total:2908


Statistics Year:2014-2015



Updated on 29-09-2020