The 2015 Norwegian Government Quota Scholarship Scheme for students from developing countries is now open for application. About 1100 scholarships will be awarded, 800 of them awarded to students from developing countries, and 300 to students from Western Balkans, Eastern Europe and in Central Asia. This scholarship will be awarded to students who wish to pursue bachelors, masters and doctoral programs at universities and colleges in Norway. The deadline for scholarship application is December 1, 2014.
The Norwegian government provides students from developing countries in the South and countries in the Western Balkans, Eastern Europe and in Central Asia with financial support to study for a degree in Norway under the Quota Scheme. Most universities and university colleges in Norway participate in the Quota scheme. The institutions involved are allocated a certain number of students under the programme each year. The scheme normally includes courses at Master’s and Ph.D. level in addition to certain professional/Bachelor’s degrees. Most of the Norwegian institutions offer courses and educational programmes in English.
- Secondary school certificates
- Minimum two years of higher education from their home country
- As a student, you must apply directly from your 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. Click here to see list of eligible countries
- Applicants who are not native English speakers therefore must document their proficiency in English. Requirements may differ between institutions and various study programmes.
Fields of study
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. Upto 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. Students who stay in Norway after finishing their studies or take up residence in another country than their home country must repay the loan. Travelling expenses for entry into Norway may be reimbursed (fixed price).
How to apply
Application is done through the participating institutions’ websites. Clickto contact the scholarship provider for more information on how to apply.
The deadline for scholarship application is December 1, 2014.