Tuition and Scholarships
There are several scholarship possibilities for German students that want to study in Norway.
Scholarship programmes for German 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 informationcontact your home university.
E.ON Ruhrgas Scholarship Programme
German-Norwegian scholarship programme within Economics, Law and Political science. The programme is administered by the Research Council of Norway and the Stiftverband für die Deutsche Wissenschaft and financed by the German company E.ON Ruhrgas AG. The total annual budget is EUR 520,000.
DAADppp Mobility Programme Germany-Norway
The Research Council of Norway and the DAAD have established a programme to promote bilateral research projects conducted by Norwegian and German institutions of higher learning and research, including independent research institutes. Project proposals are open to all fields of research.
YGGDRASIL Young Guest and Doctoral Researchers' Annual Scholarships for Investigation and Learning in Norway.
Other funding possibilities
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 Germany? Check other funding/ scholarships programmes through the International Office at your home institution or through DAAD
As a German Student you could also check if you are eligible for funding through BaföG
In Norway there are seven universities, eight 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
”Education for all” is the basic principle of the Norwegian educational system. The system of higher education comprises all the institutions and/or programmes 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 programmes and special programmes, 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 tutition fees
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.
State universities and university colleges may have tuition fees for a few specialized programmes. Typically, these programmes are at the Masters level.