The education system in Norway has been upgraded to an international level. Most Norwegian universities do not charge tuition fee. So we will be sharing the tuition-free universities in Norway, scholarships for international students and how to apply. The information on this page is very specific to students who wish to study in Norway.
As earlier stated, tuition in most Norwegian institutions are free for international students, especially from developing countries, you only have to take care of your living expenses. It is important to note that most of these schools don’t offer Bachelor Programmes (B.A. and B.Sc.) in English Language. However, most postgraduate programmes are taught in English.
LIST OF TUITION FREE UNIVERSITIES IN NORWAY
Below is the complete list of tuition free universities in Norway for international students.
LIST OF UNIVERSITIES:
- Norwegian University of Life Sciences (UMB)
- Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU)
- University of Agder (UiA)
- University of Bergen (UiB)
- University of Nordland (UiN) (formerly Bodø University College)
- University of Oslo (UiO)
- University of Stavanger (UiS)
- University of Tromsø (UiT)
LIST OF SPECIALISED UNIVERSITIES:
- BI – Norwegian Business School (formerly Norwegian School of Management)
- Molde University College, Specialized University in Logistics (HiMolde)
- NHH – Norwegian School of Economics
- Norwegian Academy of Music (NMH)
- Norwegian School of Sports Sciences (NIH)
- Norwegian School of Veterinary Science
- MF – Norwegian School of Theology
- Oslo School of Architecture and Design (AHO)
- School of Mission and Theology
In addition to the specialized university, there are two Norway university centres which are also tuition-free;
STATE UNIVERSITY COLLEGES IN NORWAY THAT ARE TUITION FREE
- Bergen University College
- Buskerud University College
- Finnmark University College
- Gjøvik University College
- Harstad University College
- Hedmark University College
- Lillehammer University College
- Narvik University College
- Nesna University College
- Nord-Trøndelag University College
- Oslo and Akershus University College of Applied Sciences
- Saami University College
- Sogn og Fjordane University College
- Stord/Haugesund University College
- Sør-Trøndelag University College
- Telemark University College
- Vestfold University College
- Volda University College
- Østfold University College
- Aalesund University College
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SCHOLARSHIPS IN NORWAY FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS
There are some scholarship programs that allow international students to study in Norway for free. Some of these scholarships are offered annually, subscribe to our page to stay up to date with the latest scholarship openings.
University of Oslo International Scholarships
The University of Oslo is open for only to outstanding international students for Bachelors and Masters Degrees. This scholarship is offered annually. Students from Africa, Asia, Oceania, Central America and South America can apply.
BI International Scholarships
The BI International Scholarships is opened to international students for Masters program to study in Norway.
HOW TO APPLY FOR TUITION-FREE UNIVERSITIES IN NORWAY
Admission applications into a Norwegian university are sent directly to the specific institution. The institutions and their websites are listed above. However, method of application vary from school to school but the procedure are largely the same.
Applicant must read and satisfy the admission requirements for a specific school before applying. When in doubt, you can contact the university using the contact information on the school website for assistance.
FREE UNDERGRADUATE STUDIES IN NORWAY
Admission into undergraduate studies in Norway are coordinated by the Norwegian Universities and Colleges Admission Service (NUCAS). All applicants with foreign secondary education, holding a permanent or renewable residence permit for Norway must apply for admission through NUCAS. Undergraduate online application deadline is 1st March (could be earlier for some schools) for foreign applicants, and all requirements must be mer by 1st July.
FREE POSTGRADUATE STUDY IN NORWAY (MASTERS AND PH.D.)
As earlier mentioned, not all courses in Norway universities are taught in English. If you don’t understand Norwegian, search for courses taught strictly in English Language. Courses for which the language of instruction is English can be found here. For Ph.D programmes, you will have to check each institution individually.
As a rule, Norwegian Universities, state university colleges and art academies do not charge tuition fee for international students. However, students have to take care of their cost of living. In that regard, interested applicants should read about the cost of studying and living in Norway.