Higher Education Institution (HEI): While there is no single formal definition for Norwegian HEIs, laws exist to regulate the activities of both State-owned and privately-owned universities and colleges.
Public HEI: HEIs that are State owned.
Private HEI: HEIs that are privately owned.
Inbound/International Student: Non-Norwegian foreign nationals including those residing in Norway who are studying at Norwegian higher education institutions.
Foreign Student: Norway does not differentiate between foreign and international students.
Outbound Student: Degree and non-degree seeking Norwegian citizens who are pursuing a full-degree at a HEI abroad or who are exchange students abroad for a minimum of 3 months.