"The place you'll never forget"

Hello and welcome

Volda University College is located in a small town on the west coast of Norway, but our perspective is international. Out of approximately 4000 students, more than 120 are exchange students. Our four faculties offer a variety of courses in their subject areas: Humanities and Education, Social Sciences and History, Art and Physical Education and Media and Journalism.


News in English



Applicants from nine nations for PHD positions

April 15 was the deadline for the eight PhD positions advertised at Volda University College. A total of 43 applicants from nine countries have applied.



It has been 10 years since the extreme sport festival X2 was established by a group of students in Volda. Since 2005 the festival has evolved to become a venue for people who enjoy outdoor activities - with competitions on snow, air, mountains, hill, river and ocean.


Deep moments – international research cooperation

Department of physical education got research visitors from Czech Republic which wish to cooperate with Volda University College on the topic «deep moments» within the phenomenon of Friluftsliv. The project is interdisciplinary and explores terms like spirituality, aesthetics, transcendence, feelings and well-being in meeting with nature.


Former journalist student received prestigious award

VG journalist Maria Mikkelsen and Synnøve Åsebø won the journalism award 2015. The price was handed out by Harald Stanghelle, jury owner and political editor of Aftenposten. Mikkelsen has a journalsim degree from Volda.

Study Catalog 2015-2016

Upcoming events

X2 festival