What Brings International Students to Norway?
Norway has experienced a substantial inflow of students in the 21st century. The number of students with foreign citizenship has increased from just over 5000 in year 2000 to more than 23 000 in 2018 (Fig. 1). This growth may seem like a paradox, given that Norway has few well known higher education institutions (HEIs), high living expenses, a language not widely understood, as a geographical location at the northern fringes of Europe.
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