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Scholarships to exchange students

The Norwegian government offers no individual scholarships to exchange students. There are, however, a few other foundations or schemes that offer scholarships for exchange students.

The Erasmus+ Grant 

The Erasmus+ grant is available to students from the EU and North Macedonia, Serbia, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Turkey. You may receive an Erasmus+ grant as a contribution to your travel and subsistence costs. This may vary according to differences in living costs between your country and the destination country, the number of students applying for a grant, the distance between countries and the availability of other grants.  

You can apply through the international or Erasmus+ office of your higher education institution. 

Nordplus Higher Education Grant 

If your home institution participates in a Nordplus higher education programme, you may be eligible for a grant. Note that you cannot apply for a grant directly from the Nordplus administration, please contact the international office of your higher education institution. 

Mobility Grant for Norwegian Language, Literature and Culture 

Grant opportunity for master and PhD students in Norwegian language, literature, and culture

Norwegian-Chinese Scholarship 

Please find information about Scholarship opportunities for PhD students and staff from China

Other grants and scholarships 

Here you find an overview of other grant opportunities. The list is non-exhaustive and Studyinnorway.no is not responsible for the content on external webpages. 

Grants for U.S. citizens:  

Fulbright program (external link).

American-Scandinavian Foundation (external link).

Norway-America Association NORAM (external link)

Sons of Norway (external link)

Lakselaget  Foundation and Scholarships (external link)

You may also check out USA Study Abroad for additional opportunities (external link)

Grants for Canadian citizens: 

Scholarships for Canadian students and postdoctoral researches to study abroad: Scholarships for Canadians (external link)

Scandinavian Canadian Foundation offers scholarship opportunities (external link).

As a student at a Canadian university, there might be scholarship opportunities for studies in Norway as well. Please contact your home university for information. 

Grants for UK citizens:

Anglo-norse society Scholarships & Grants (external link)