The 2014/2015 Norwegian Government Quota Scheme is now out for application. The Scheme will provide funding for a total of 1,100 students, 800 of them from developing countries in the South and 300 from countries in the Western Balkans, Eastern Europe and in Central Asia. The deadline for scholarship application is 1st December 2014
The Quota Scheme currently provides funding for a total of 1,100 students, 800 of them from developing countries in the South and 300 from countries in the Western Balkans, Eastern Europe and in Central Asia. The Scheme is quite popular both with the Norwegian institutions involved and among eligible students, most of whom are highly qualified in their field of study. Every year the number of applicants far exceeds the number of students admitted under the scheme.
- 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.
- You must apply directly from your home country.
- All candidates should typically have the following basic qualifications:
- Secondary school certificates
- Minimum two years of higher education from their home country
- Most of the study programmes offered under the Quota Scheme are taught in English. Applicants who are not native English speakers therefore must provide document showing their proficiency in English
Fields of study/research
Students usually apply for degree programmes that serve as a continuation of their studies in their home country or for courses which can be a joint part of a degree programme in their home country (joint degree or sandwich programmes). Most of the programmes offered are at Master’s or PhD level, but the Quota Scheme also offers certain Bachelor’s study programmes.
What the scholarship covers
Each successful applicant will receive the same amount of money as a Norwegian student would do in an equivalent educational programme. About 40 per cent of the amount is given as a grant and 60 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. Please note that students who stay in Norway after finishing their studies or take up residence in another country than their home country must repay the loan.
How to apply
Please contact the scholarship providerfor detailed information on how to apply.
Scholarship application deadline
The application deadline varies depending on course and institution. But typically 1 December of every year