Here is our shortlist of Scholarships in Norway for international students in 2024-25

#1.Norwegian Quota Scholarship scheme

The Quota Scheme is a mobility program that provides scholarships to students from underdeveloped nations(eg South Asian, African countries), Eastern Europe, and Central Asia to pursue Master’s or Ph.D. degrees in Norwegian higher education institutions. The Scholarship is intended for students pursuing bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees in Norwegian universities and university colleges. The major goal of the Quota Scheme is to contribute to capacity building via education, which will help the students’ home countries when they return.

The Quota scheme is used by the majority of Norwegian universities and colleges. Each year, the participating institutions are allotted a certain number of students through the program. The majority of programs are at the Master’s or Ph.D. level, but the Quota Scheme also offers some Bachelor’s degree programs.

Each student receives the same stipend as a Norwegian student in an identical school program. A grant of 40% and a loan of 60% are provided. The loan component, however, may be waived if the student returns to his or her native country after finishing the term of study.

Students who stay in Norway after completing their education or move to a country other than their native country must return the loan.

You can find more details here.

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#2.High North Fellowship Program

The High North Fellowship program provides scholarships to students from Canada, Japan, Russia, South Korea, and the United States who study at a Northern Norwegian university as part of their higher education. The High North Fellowship Program is aimed at studies that are important to the North and is only available to students studying in specific fields.

The program is primarily aimed at Master’s and Bachelor’s level students, although it is also available to PhD students. Bachelor and Master students must attend courses for credit in Norway, although PhD students might come as research fellows.

Each fellowship recipient receives a monthly salary of around NOK 9,440 as well as a travel grant of the same amount. Higher education institutions in Norway do not charge international students tuition, and the stipend is designed to cover housing and living expenses.

#3.University of Oslo Fully funded Masters Scholarships

The University of Oslo Fully-paid Masters Scholarships 2024 are available to students from Africa, Asia, Oceania, Central America, or South America who want to study for a master’s degree in Norway. The scholarships are sponsored by the International summer school.

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#4. NORAM scholarships for USA Citizens

NORAM scholarships give financial support for Americans to study or conduct research in areas of common interest to Norway and the United States in order to promote the two nations’ friendship. NORAM awards up to ten scholarships ranging from $1,500 to $5,000 to American students each year, depending on merit and need. The size of the individual grants is determined by the study topic, objective, and length of stay in Norway. Candidates must be US citizens and hold a Bachelor’s degree by the application deadline.

#5. Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) Scholarships

NTNU does not charge tuition. But, students  must bear their own living expenses. Furthermore, in order to be granted a student visa, all foreign students who are not nationals of the EU/EEA/EFTA nations must be able to demonstrate that they have sufficient funds to live in Norway. You just need to apply for NTNU programs and you will be considered for scholarship automatically upon acceptance.

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  • Eligible Degrees: Bachelor’s, Masters, Ph.D.
  • Scholarship Amount: Full Tuition Fee Coverage

The following organizations offer various scholarships to the students:

#6.Molde University Science College Tuition Fee Program

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  • Eligible Degree: Master’s and Ph.D. degrees
  • Scholarship Amount: Full tuition waiver

#7.Harstad University Tuition Fee Program

Harstad University is ranked among the best institutions in Norway and is known for offering high-quality education. Tuition at this institution is free for both international and domestic students interested in studying education, medicine, the arts, and economics.

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  • Eligible Degree: Bachelor’s, Master’s, and Ph.D. degrees.
  • Scholarship Amount: Full tuition waiver.

Other Notable Mentions

  • Norway full bright scholarship
  • Norwegian Russian scholarship
  • Erasmus Mundus scholarship
  • University of Stavanger Scholarships
  • BI Norwegian Business School Scholarships
  • Norwegian- Russian Scholarship Scheme
  • Erasmus+ Program
  • Nord University Postdoctoral Fellowship
  • Oslo Metropolitan University Scholarships
  • Norwegian University of Life Sciences
  • Lakselaget Foundation Scholarship
  • Leiv Eriksson mobility program
  • Sons of Norway Student Residence Permit
  • Erasmus Mundus Joint Masters Scholarships
  • High North Fellowship Program
  • University of Agder Tuition Fee Program
  • Scholarship Amount: Full tuition waiver
  • Eligible Degree: Bachelor’s, Master’s, and Ph.D. degrees

3 tuition-free universities in Norway with English as medium of instruction

1) Nord University 

Nord University, founded  2016, is one of the country’s newest institutions, yet it provides high-quality education. It provides range of English-taught programs at various levels.

You have to only pay  a nominal semester fee of 725 Norwegian krone( Approx. $72 USD). 

You must also demonstrate that you have sufficient funds to meet your living expenses in Norway – roughly NOK130K per year (Approx. $13K/year).

2) University of Bergen

The University of Bergen provides two year master’s degree programs.

Around 25 Master’s programs are taught in English. eg Humanities , social sciences. psychology, fine art, music, design, medicine, natural sciences and technical topics

Students will only pay the Student Welfare Organization a semester charge of NOK590 ($60USD).
Sammen Housing, the student welfare organization, provides guaranteed and inexpensive housing to all students.

You can find more details here.

3) Western Norway University of Applied Sciences (HVL)

In the west of Norway, HVL has five campuses: Førde, Sogndal, Bergen, Haugesund and Stord. Except for the Frde campus, most universities offer English-taught master’s programs. Only the Bergen and Stord campuses offer an English-taught Bachelor of Community Arts degree.

According to HVL, students are simply need to pay a small study fee every semester.

 Tuition-Free Universities in Norway

University of Oslo (UiO)

  1. University of Tromsø
  2. University of Stavanger
  3. University of Agder
  4. Østfold University College
  5. Oslo and Akershus University College of Applied Sciences
  6. Oslo School of Architecture and Design
  7. Norwegian University of Science and Technology 
  8. Norwegian School of Veterinary Science
  9. Norwegian School of Sport Sciences
  10. NLA University College
  11. Nesna University College
  12. Narvik University College
  13. The University Centre in Svalbard
  14. Stord/Haugesund University College
  15. Bergen University College
  16. University of Bergen
  17. University of Nordland
  18. Oslo and Akershus University College of Applied Sciences
  19. Norwegian University of Science and Technology
  20. Bergen Academy of Art & Design, Norway
  21. Lillehammer University College
  22. Hedmark University of Applied Science
  23. The Arctic University of Norway
  24. BI Norwegian Business School

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