Student life in Bodø

Bodø is a good place to be for students. You can get involved in various student unions, events initiated by Studentinord and numerous cultural and social happenings that take place in the city throughout the academic year.

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On your spare time
Studentinord rents out bikes, skis, fishing gear and other equipment for trekking and the great outdoors. We also have a cabin that students can rent. The Student Cabin is located in idyllic surroundings in Vågan, not far from campus. Studentinord is co-owner of the sports center Mørkvedhallen SA. This allows the students' sports club BOSI to use the sports center.

First semester - "Første semester"
It is in the first semester that you lay the foundation for a happy and rewardingl time as a student. It is in the first semester you can find friends for life. It is during the first semester you learn the dos and don'ts in campus life, and it is during the first semester that you start storing the many good memories that you will keep for the rest of your life. Studentinord's project First semester ("Første semester" in Norwegian) is all about giving fresh students the chance to get to know their class mates, and participate in the social and academic activities taking place both on and off campus. Put simply: get involved in The Student Life.

Read more here.

The university city Bodø
Bodø is the second largets city in Northern Norway with 50 000 inhabitants. Located by the sea the city is surrounded by beautiful coves and beaches. In August, when the academic year begins, you can enjoy warm days and the soft light of the evening sun until late at night.

We are proud of our city and the opportunites it gives. Activities like diving, canoeing, sailing, kiting and trekking are popular. You should also see the spectacular Saltstraumen, the world's strongest maelstrom. We also recommend the idyllic Island of Kjerringøy, where several movies based on the famous (and infamous) North-Norwegian author Knut Hamsun's novels have been shot.

Bodø is a great sports city with elite clubs in football and handball, and a whole lot of options for sports on a recreational level. Through the music festivals Parkenfestivalen (held the first weekend of the Autumn semester!) and Musikkfestuka, and the local music clubs Bodø has gained reputation as a vibrant music city.

Students looking for a part time job have good opportunities. More than 30 public administrative bodies and businesses have their main office in Bodø, and 450 new jobs are created every year.  Nord University, the local enterprise and the city administration strive to develop Bodø as an attractive city for students.

Nord Universitet on the university city Bodø

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