Higher Study in Norway

Country Descriptions: A Scandinavian country, Norway is well developed and forward-thinking. Known for its Viking ancestors, Norway has a long and fascinating history. Officially the Kingdom of Norway, the country is located in Northwestern Europe. It is home to over 5.3 million people. With a great reputation for research, Norway is perfect for any international student. Norway strives to provide students with a high-quality education. There are three types of public higher education institutions in Norway.

What to Study: Business, science, and arts are well covered by Norwegian universities. Some institutions offer specialist courses relevant to the energy industry.

Intake Information: In Norway, courses usually start in August. Universities set their application deadlines between December 1 (the previous year) and March 15, although some schools may have “pre-qualification” deadlines.

Scholarships: There are national programs that offer scholarships and other types of funding for international students wishing to study in Norway.

  1. Norwegian Quota Scholarship Scheme.
  2. Erasmus Mundus Scholarships for International Students.
  3. International Summer School Scholarships at the University of Oslo.

Tuition fees: Norwegian public institutions do not charge tuition fees. This also applies to international students, no matter which country you come from.Depending on where you choose to study, you may be required to pay a small fee each semester, but that is normally between NOK 300 and NOK 600(around 30 to 60 euros). Private universities charge tuition fees, and they vary between:

  1. 7,000 – 9,000 EUR/year for Bachelor’s programs
  2. 9,000 – 19,000 EUR/year for Master’s programs

Bank Solvency: Self-financing students have to demonstrate that they have access to at least NOK 8000 (Equivalent to Euros 10000) for each study year. Before applying for a student visa, students need to put this amount in a shared account with their Norwegian university.

Working During & After Studies: Non-EU/EEA students are permitted to work up to 20 hours per week during term time and full-time during the holidays. International students may stay in Norway for one year after graduating from a Norwegian university or university college in order to look for work. Beware that you must apply for a residence permit as a job seeker before your current permit expires and after completing your degree.

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