The Norwegian Government is offering international students scholarships to pursue full time Bachelors, Masters and PhD study in Norwegian universities. A total of 1,100 scholarships will be given out, 800 for students from developing countries and 300 from countries in the Western Balkans, Eastern Europe and in Central Asia.
Every year, the Norwegian government awards the Quota Scheeme Scholarships to students from developing countries. The main objective of this Quota Scheme scholarship is to contribute to capacity building through education that will benefit the home country of the students when they return. The Scheme is also intended to strengthen relations between Norway and the selected countries and thus contribute to internationalization at Norwegian institutions of higher education. 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. Most of the programmes offered are at Master’s or PhD level, but the Quota Scheme also offers certain Bachelor’s study programmes.
Applicants must meet the following requirements to apply for this scholarship;
Candidates should have the following basic qualification;
- Secondary school certificates
- Minimum two years of higher education from their home
- Some exceptions apply for certain professional educational courses at Bachelor’s level
- Applicants must apply directly from your home country.
- 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.
Fields of study
All Bachelors, Masters and PhD programs in Norwegian institutions offering scholarships under the Quota Scheme.
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. 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
All application from prospective students will be handled by the institutions of higher education that are part of the Quota .Information about the application procedure for the Quota Scheme should be available at the participating universities’ and university colleges’ websites. Click here to contact the scholarship provider for more information on how to apply.
The application deadline varies depending on course and institution. But typically 1 December (each year).