A Guide to Norway Scholarships for International Students
Last updated: 17 Apr 2014
Norway is becoming a popular study destination among international students. An increasing number of Norwegian universities and university colleges are offering Bachelor’s and Masters programmes in English. It is one of the few remaining countries in the world where tuition fee is free for everyone including international students. The Norwegian Government also offers scholarship programs to cover living costs in Norway.
Tuition Free Universities in Norway »
Studyinnorway.no says: Norwegian state universities and state university colleges as a rule do not charge tuition fees for international students. However, students will need to pay a semester fee of NOK 300-600 ($50-100) each semester. This is applicable for all levels, including undergraduate studies, Masters programmes and Ph.D. programmes. Note that some state universities and university colleges may have tuition fees for a few specialized programmes. Typically these programmes are at the Masters level.
Most private institutions charge tuition fees for all their programmes and courses. But the fees are usually significantly lower than those of comparable studies in most other countries. Also, foreign students don’t pay higher tuition fees than Norwegian students.
See the list of Tuition Free State Universities and Colleges in Norway
Norwegian Government/EU Scholarships for International Students »
Norwegian Quota Scheme
The Quota Scheme awards scholarships for students from developing countries and countries in Eastern Europe and Central Asia through the Quota Scheme. The objective of the scheme is to promote the internationalisation of higher education. The scheme normally includes courses taught in English at Masters and Ph.D. level, in addition to certain professional degrees. Each student receives the same amount of money as a Norwegian student would do in an equivalent educational programme. About 30 per cent of the amount is given as a grant and 70 per cent as a loan. However, the loan portion is waived when the student returns to his/her home country after completing the course of study.
Erasmus Mundus Scholarship Programs in Norway
Norwegian Universities participate in quite a number of study programs which are funded by Erasmus Mundus Scholarships. The scholarships allow international students to pursue a participating Erasmus Mundus study program for free. Find the complete list of Erasmus Mundus Master Courses and PhD Courses and from these lists you will find Erasmus Mundus funded courses that are conducted in Norway.
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