Jump to main content

Campus Grimstad

Contact us

+47 37 23 30 00 Monday - Friday 08.00 - 15.30

Get to know the university, campus and student town


New and modern. Open and accommodating. Plenty of space inside and short distances between students, employees and the working life. Here you get the opportunity to make close connections, both academically and socially. 
> Make your way around campus

Enjoy the intimate shopping street surrounded by southern architecture, specialized stores, and local bakeries. 

Amazing swimming opportunities, with long sand beaches, a dock with diving boards, and smooth coastal rocks to lay on. There is also a playground, beach volleyball court, football field, a summer restaurant, parking, and new bathroom facilities.

Pub, café and concert house. The approximately 100 volunteer workers, who run Bluebox, work hard in order to make your everyday life as a student just a little bit better. 

Campus Grimstad is located in teknologiparken, which houses the South of Norway’s center for research and development, as well as several technological businesses that UiA collaborates with. 

Did you know that one of the country’s best park facilities is located in Grimstad? This is the ideal place for a walk along the trails or running grounds. 

When you have a chef who has worked as a sous chef at a Michelin star-restaurant as the cafeteria manager, things suddenly become more serious. The Grimstad cafeteria competes with the Kristiansand cafeteria on being the best student cafeteria in Norway. 

34 062 books, 550 481 e-books, 200 periodicals, and 259 study spots – the centre to be on campus. 

The Student Welfare Organization has 600 student housing units, whereof 400 are located right on campus!

Cinema, and concert- and theatre building. This is where the renowned short-film festival in Grimstad is held.

White houses by the pier, where the downtown meets the sea. Everything is within five minutes of walking: stores, restaurants, cafés, the cinema, the library, and tourist information. 

In addition to being a bike city, Grimstad is known for its beautiful skerries. The islands outside Grimstad are open or everyone. Rent a boat or hitch a ride with Badebåden. It’s a life of leisure or teeming beach activity. 

Grimstad is surrounded by five moors with fabulous views: Fløyheia, Mollerheia, Kirkeheia, Binabben, and Vardeheia. A roundtrip takes about 1.5 hour. 

Track and field sports facility, swimming facility, and the home stadium of the football teams Amazon (women’s top league) and Jerv (men’s first division). 

The spectacular outdoor scene at Fjæreheia can seat 985 people. Fjæreheia is an old quarry, which since 1993 has been used to watch everything from the dramas by Ibsen to modern rock and roll musicals. 

A local shopping centre with 35 stores and everything you need.