Each year, the Norwegian government provides fully funded scholarships to students from developing , eastern European and central Asian countries to study in Norwegian universities at Master’s and PhD levels. This year, a total of 1,100 fully funded scholarships will be given out in this order; 800 from developing countries and 300 from Eastern Europe and Central Asia. About 30 per cent of the scholarship amount is given as a grant and 70 per cent as a loan. However, the loan portion may be waived when the student returns to his/her home country after completing the course of study. The deadline for scholarship application is 1st December of every year.
The Norwegian Government Scholarship Schemes aims at promoting the internationalization of higher education. The scheme will provide full scholarship to a total of 1,100 students from developing, Eastern European and Central Asian Countries. Each successful applicant will receive the same amount of money as a Norwegian student would do in an equivalent educational programme.
- Students must apply directly from their home country. You must have stayed at least one year in your home country directly prior to the planned course of study at the Norwegian university /university college.
- Most of the programmes offered are at Master’s or PhD level, but the Quota Scheme also offers certain Bachelor’s study programmes.
- Applicants should have the following basic qualification;
- Secondary school certificates
- Minimum two years of higher education from their home country
- Applicants who are not native English speakers therefore must document their proficiency in English. Requirements may differ between institutions and various study programmes. Please see the university /university college’s website for more details about language requirements.
Fields of study
Scholarships are awarded to learn any of the courses available at the Selected Norwegian Universities/University colleges.
What the scholarship covers
A total of 1,100 fully funded scholarships will be given out in this order; 800 from developing countries and 300 from Eastern Europe and Central Asia. About 30 per cent of the scholarship amount is given as a grant and 70 per cent as a loan.
How to apply
The Quota Scheme will only enrol students from institutions (organizations, universities, authorities) which have collaboration agreements with Norwegian universities or university colleges. Norwegian institutions usually do not admit free movers (individual applicants) to this scheme. Only in very special cases will free movers be considered. Please contact the institutions directly for individual information. Clickto contact the scholarship provider for more information on how to apply.
The deadline for scholarship application is 1st December of every year.