Buskerud and Vestfold University College

Kongsberg, Norway
Our aim is to provide premium conditions for your professional and personal development. We have exceptional teachers and researchers who work hard to communicate with their students, creating a good learning environment for all.



  • School of Business and Faculty of Economics and Social Sciences offers programmes at Bachelor’s and Master’s level from various disciplines within Business, Law and Social Sciences. A PhD programme.
  • Faculty of Education provides basic training for pre-school, primary and secondary school teachers as well as Bachelor’s, Master’s and a range of postgraduate programmes in Education.
  • Faculty of Technology and Maritime Sciences provides programmes in all three cycles; from Bachelor’s to Master’s and a PhD.
  • Faculty of Health Sciences focuses on Nursing as well as Radiography and Optometry – offering programmes at Bachelor’s and Master’s level, as well as an extensive portfolio of postgraduate courses.


The Career Services in Vestfold campus are run by SIV and help students to find a job during and after their studies at HBV. This office assists students throughout the job search process. The Career Services’ office is co-located with the International Relations Section on the bottom floor on Campus Vestfold.

Bachelor's programmes

Education & Training (1)


Student services

HBV offers its students a variety of services such as

  • Career Center
  • Student counceling, also for students with special needs
  • Up-to-date library and IT services
  • Health services
  • Student housing
  • Sports facilities
  • Activity groups
  • International Office
  • Priest services
  • Tuition-free basic Norwegian Language course

Housing services

ll campuses provide housing for international students. Our accommodation services are run by the Student Welfare Foundation in Buskerud and Vestfold (SiBV).

Private rooms, many of them with private bathrooms, and private or shared kitchens are available for all incoming international exchange students, international full degree students as well as local Norwegian students through SiBV. In the student houses there is provided access to Internet, cable TV and use of laundry services. Please be aware that SiBV cannot accommodate several students per one room!

Library services

The library at HBV has branches in Drammen, Ringerike, Kongsberg and Vestfold. The library is an integral part of the school's activities in education, training, research and commissioned research. HBVs library gives you access to more than 50 databases, 125,000 books, 75,000 e-books and 20 million scientific articles from 13,000 journals, most of them in electronic format.

Student Life

Campus life

Four campuses:

  • Drammen: is situated right on the river bank in the middle of the town Centre. Here you will find restaurants, Cafes and a rock scene right next door.
  • Kongsberg: is one of the technological corner stones of Norway. Several of the most technologically advanced companies is situated here.
  • Ringerike: is located a just a few minutes’ walk from the town center in the city of Hønefoss, a city that cares for its students. The student pub “Jokern” is located on the campus grounds and is an important gathering spot for social activities.
  • Vestfold: Located in the surroundings between Tønsberg and Horten.

Sports facilities

The sports activities vary from soccer, volleyball, handball, mountain climbing to swimming and so on. Since the students organize these activities, there are variations from year to year.


Buskerud and Vestfold University College (HBV) is accredited by NOKUT - The Norwegian Agency for Quality Assurance in Education.

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