Tuition and Scholarships
There are several scholarship possibilities for French students that want to study in Norway.
”Education for all” is the basic principle of the Norwegian educational system. The system of higher education comprises all the institutions and/or programs that are accredited. With the exception of some private institutions of higher educataion, all universities and university colleges are state-run.
No tuition fees
The majority of Norwegian institutions of higher education are publicly funded. Thus, there are normally no tuition fees at state universities and university colleges in Norway. This also applies to foreign students, no matter which country you come from. Nevertheless, fees may be charged for certain professional education programs and special programs, and by some of the private institutions.
However, students will have to pay a semester fee of NOK 300-600 each semester. This fee also grants you membership in the local student welfare organisation, which in turn entitles you to several benefits. These benefits may include on campus health services, counselling, access to sports facilities and cultural activities.
Payment of the semester fee is also necessary to get an official student card that, among other things, gives you reduced fares on most forms of public transport and lower ticket prices to various cultural events.
Programmes and courses with tuition fees
Most private institutions have tuition fees for all their programs 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.
State universities and university colleges may have tuition fees for a few specialized programs. Typically, these programs are at the Masters level.
Scholarship programmes for French students:
The Erasmus Programme
If you are a student at a European higher education institution, you may become an exchange student under the Erasmus-programme. 45 Norwegian higher education institutions participate in Erasmus. For more information contact your home university.
The AURORA Mobility Programme France-Norway
Programme that promotes bilateral research projects between French and Norwegian institutions of higher education and research, grants are offered for short visits of French researchers to Norway and vice versa. Find more information here.
YGGDRASIL- Young Guest and Doctoral Researchers' Annual Scholarships for Investigation and Learning in Norway.
The YGGDRASIL mobility programme offers funding for international Ph.D. students and younger researchers for research stays in Norway. As from the academic year 2009-2010, the Research Council of Norway is offering mobility grants to highly qualified, international Ph.D. students and younger researchers from 25 countries in connection with research stays in Norway of one to ten months through the YGGDRASIL mobility programme. The mobility programme encompasses all subjects and disciplines and takes its name from Yggdrasil, the immense ash tree from Norse mythology whose branches extend throughout the world and into the heavens.
To learn more about the programme and find out if you are eligible to apply, please visit the website of The Research Council of Norway.
The Norwegian State Educational Loan Fund
To learn more about the Loan Fund and find out if you are eligible, please see the website of the Norwegian State Educational Loan Fund.
Are you enrolled at an institution in France? Check other funding/ scholarships programmes through the International Office at your home institution or through the Conseil Régional in the French region where you live.
In Norway there are seven universities, six specialised university institutions, 24 state university colleges, two national academies of the arts, and 29 private colleges. For more information about each institution, please click here
Other scholarship opportunities
Fondation Franco-Norvégienne (FFN)