Study in Norway for International Students

Study in Norway is an outstanding opportunity for international students.

Norway is a Scandinavian country located in Europe. Norway is one of the four Nordic countries in Europe. Norway is one of the most peaceful countries in the world. Oslo is the country’s capital and is the largest city in the country. The Norwegian language is Norwegian and the currency is Norwegian krun/krona. Norway is a very powerful country economically.

The country’s GDP (nominal) is $73,450 which is the third-highest in the world. Norway is a very diverse country. The sun is sometimes seen even in the dark in this country, which is why Norway is called the “The Sun in Night.” The countries around it are Finland, Russia, and Denmark.

Education quality and acceptance:

The quality of education in Norway is very advanced and the degree is universally recognized. There are some good quality universities in Norway with a good quality of study and research and the world ranking is very high.

Requirements for admission:

  1. It’s expected 60% marks for admission (Not official)
  2. School leaving education and some more education (i.e. Required 12 years high school education + 1 year of university education for some countries). So, check here to know your eligibility in this regard.
  3. Minimum 3-year bachelor’s degree (For master’s admission)
  4. Minimum 2-year master’s degree (For PhD admission)

Language Requirement:

Minimum required IELTS 6, It may vary from varsity to varsity and program to program.

Note: There is no language course in Norway.

Tuition fees: Government universities in Norway do not charge any tuition fees. However, semester fees are required to pay 300 to 600 Norwegian krun per semester.

Scholarships: Find the scholarship here.

Application Deadline: If you want to know about the application deadline, you should look directly at the University website as it varies. However, foreign students can usually apply from November/December to March. Good to say, some universities have pre-qualification conditions, so it’s best to keep an eye on the university’s website in advance.

Documents required for admission:

Definitely, look at the University website. Here are the documents that are usually needed.

  • Online/offline applications
  • All academic documents
  • Certificate of Language proficiency
  • Passport copy (must be at least 1 year)
  • Passport size picture
  • Statement of Purpose/Motion Letter
  • Job experience certificate (if any)
  • Bank Statement (Applicant’s Account)

Note: All documents must be certified. If not in English, then the documents should be translated into English and made notary.

Visa Information:

Upon receipt of the admission letter, you will need to send NOK 103,950 in Norwegian bank (NOT for scholarship recipients). Your university will tell you which account to send and what the process is. If you do not have a visa, then the whole money will give you back.

Documentation of subsistence 
 (loan from the Norwegian State Educational Loan Fund or deposits in a Norwegian bank).Subsistence is ensured at NOK 103 950,- for the school year 2016/2017. If you plan to attend an institution/programme/course that has tuition fees, you must also document that you are able to finance this extra cost. 
 As a general rule, the Norwegian Directorate of Immigration requires the money to be deposited in a Norwegian bank account, and this account must be in the applicant’s name. If the educational institution has set up an account for the students, the student may transfer his/her funds to this account. Documentation in this case should include a statement from the institution confirming that the correct amount is deposited to the account in question, or a bank statement showing a balance for the correct amount.The applicant may apply for part-time work in Norway and submit this as part of the grounds for subsistence. However, the total amount for subsistence will then be higher.As a general rule, financial guarantees from a third person is not accepted, whether this person is a resident in Norway or another country. In special cases financial guarantees from an applicant's parents may be accepted if they are Norwegian residents.

To apply for a residency permit, firstly go to Click here

From the above link select the name of your country and the country of your choice. Then go here and apply: Here.

Documents required for visa:

  • Student Resident Permit Application Form (with passport size picture)
  • Passport copy
  • University Offer Letter
  • Statement of Purpose/Motion Letter
  • Housing Document
  • Bank statement
  • Block account confirmation

Documents Checklist: Here.

Part-time job and other information:

In Norway, foreign students are allowed to work 24 hours a week. However, you will be able to work full time on summer vacation. The cost of living is a little higher. About 300-500 euros. However, it is possible to bear the cost of living expense by doing part-time a job. And to get a job, knowing the Norwegian language is highly needed. Permanent Residence: You can legally apply for PR after a period of 3 years or more. In that case, you will also have to have a Norwegian language certificate, full-time jobs, etc. Detail here: Click here.

Reference:

Study in Norway official website: Official Portal.

Universities/Colleges admission: Check here.

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