Norway is one of the countries in Europe that is operating tuition free education to students. If you do not have the resources to pay tuition fees in other countries, why not make up your mind to study in Norway, FREE!! Toddy’s article will take a look at tuition free education in Norway, cost of living in Norway, how to apply for admission and visa and a comprehensive list of these tuition free universities. But first let’s take a look at the cost of living in Norway, as students will be expected to take care of their living expenses while studying in the country.
Cost of living in Norway
Cost of living in Norway is a bit higher than other European countries. About 800 Euro to 1000 Euro is estimated for cost of living in a month. This will cover expenses such as food, accommodation, travels, books etc. Please note that cost of living is dependent on factors like the spending habit of the student and the city where the student pursues his /her study. Big cities tend to have higher living cost of living than other areas.
Admission requirement for study in Norway
For undergraduate studies, the basic requirement is the completion of a secondary education. For students from certain countries, at least one year of completed studies at the university level is required in addition.
For masters programs, an applicant will be expected to have obtained an undergraduate/Bachelor’s degree or equivalent of at least 3 years’ duration. The degree must include courses equal to at least 1 1/2 years of full-time studies in a subject relevant to that of the programme applied for. Note that this requirement varies from one school to another, so it’s important that you contact the schools directly for a more specific admission requirement.
How to apply for admission
Universities in Norway accept online application. However, you will need to contact them directly and request for application links and documents.
For most of the universities in Norway, application deadline for foreign students is between December 1 to March 15 for courses starting the following autumn (August).
Visa requirement for study in Norway
A visa will only allow a student stay in Norway for a maximum of three months. If you hope to study and live in Norway for a period longer than three months, then you will need a student residence permit. To apply for a student residence permit, an applicant will need to be in possession of the following documents;
- An application form for student residence with a passport photograph
- A copy of your passport.
- Documentation of admission to an approved educational institution
- A plan of study
- Documentation of housing
- Documentation of subsistence
Full list of tuition free universities in Norway
- Bergen University
- Alesund University
- Bedo Regional University
- Norway’s Information Technology University
- Norwegian School of Management
- Norwegian University of Science And Technology
- Oslo School of Architecture
- University of Oslo
- University of Stavanger
- University of Troms
- Vestfold College
- Volola college
- Hedmark University College
- BI Norwegian Business School
- Norwegian University of Life Sciences
- Norwegian University of Science and Technology
- University of Agder
- Ålesund University College