Studying in Norway comes with huge benefits. Universities in Norway offer high-quality English taught programs at all levels.
It is imperative for students to note that some state universities and university colleges may have tuition fees for a few specialized programmes which are typically at the Master’s level. Most private institutions have tuition fees for all their programmes and courses. But the fees are usually significantly lower than those of comparable studies in most other countries. Also, foreign students don’t pay higher tuition fees than Norwegian students.
However, students will have to pay a semester fee of NOK 300-600 each semester.
Most private institutions in Norway charge the same amount of tuition fees for both Norwegian and international students. The average tuition fees range between approximately 8,000 – 9,500 EUR/year.
Study and Work in Norway. An international student in Norway holding a student resident permit is not allowed to seek employment. However, students can apply to acquire part time permit or permit to seek employment during vacations. Furthermore, full time employment, however for a limited period of time can be sought for.
University Tuition Fees in Norway
In Norway, some public universities don’t charge tuition fees. This is valid for undergraduate degree courses, Master’s programmes and PhDs, and for students from all countries, regardless of if they are members of the EU/EEA or not.
Students are expected to pay student union fee in full, which is around 32 – 64 EUR.
Tuition-free universities in Norway
A list of free universities in Norway:
- Nord University;
- UIT the Arctic University of Norway;
- Oslo and Akershus University College of Applied Sciences;
- University College of Southeast Norway.
Top-ranked universities in Norway
Check out top-ranked Norway universities where you may study for free:
- University of Oslo;
- University of Bergen;
- Norwegian University of Science and Technology;
- Norwegian University of Life Sciences.
Some of the universities you should definitively check out in Norway are:
- University of Bergen, in Bergen;
- BI Norwegian Business School, in Oslo;
- Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), in Trondheim;
- NHH Norwegian School of Economics, in Bergen.
Student Living Costs in Norway
Student living costs in Norway apparently is on the high side. It comprises accommodation, books and other studying supplies, food and utilities. Although living costs may be above average European countries, they are still among the best for a Nordic country.
Some of the total living costs for an international student for a month, in some of the main cities of Norway, without the accommodation expenses, are:
Other smaller cities in Norway usually have an average monthly living cost of 700 – 800 EUR.
Generally, students pay a monthly average of 1,500 EUR for accommodation in a private rental apartment, with utilities included. Accommodation prices in Oslo can be up to 1,700 EUR per month, for instance.
Students look for accommodation on campuses and in private apartments. Here are some of the average monthly costs for housing in Norway:
- Students who live alone: 639 EUR
- Students who live with their partner/children: 787 EUR
- Students who live in residence halls: 564 EUR