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List of Tuition Free Universities & Colleges in Norway – 2020

Today, we share the list of tuition-free schools in Norway i.e. Universities, Colleges and Institutes in Norway where you can study for FREE – without paying school fees. As we have promised to always share with you, valuable information in Education, Admission and Scholarships, we are fulfilling it.

This information is meant for students who wish to study abroad, Norway to be specific. This composition has information about Universities in Norway with free tuition for international students and how to apply to schools for admission.

Free Universities & Colleges in Norway

Tuition in these schools are free for international students, especially from developing countries and you only have to take care of your living expenses. Please note that many of these schools don’t have Bachelor Programmes (B.A. and B.Sc.) in English language. Therefore, if you don’t understand Norwegian, you may only be able to apply for Postgraduate programmes. A lot Master’s programmes are taught in English.

List of Tuition-Free Schools in Norway – 2020

Below you have the list of institutions with free tuition in Norway where international students can study. Students from countries such as Nigeria, Kenya, India, Bangladesh, Philippines i.e African and Asian countries can apply easily.

List of Universities:

  1. Norwegian University of Life Sciences (UMB)
  2. Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU)
  3. University of Agder (UiA)
  4. University of Bergen (UiB)
  5. University of Nordland (UiN) (formerly Bodø University College)
  6. University of Oslo (UiO)
  7. University of Stavanger (UiS)
  8. University of Tromsø (UiT)

List of Specialised Universities:

  1. BI – Norwegian Business School (formerly Norwegian School of Management)
  2. Molde University College, Specialized University in Logistics (HiMolde)
  3. NHH – Norwegian School of Economics
  4. Norwegian Academy of Music (NMH)
  5. Norwegian School of Sport Sciences (NIH)
  6. Norwegian School of Veterinary Science
  7. MF – Norwegian School of Theology
  8. Oslo School of Architecture and Design (AHO)
  9. School of Mission and Theology

In addition to the specialised university institutions Norway has two university centres which are also tuition-free:

  1. University Centre in Svalbard (UNIS)
  2. University Graduate Center at Kjeller (UNIK)

State University Colleges in Norway with No Tuition

  1. Bergen University College
  2. Buskerud University College
  3. Finnmark University College
  4. Gjøvik University College
  5. Harstad University College
  6. Hedmark University College
  7. Lillehammer University College
  8. Narvik University College
  9. Nesna University College
  10. Nord-Trøndelag University College
  11. Oslo and Akershus University College of Applied Sciences
  12. Saami University College
  13. Sogn og Fjordane University College
  14. Stord/Haugesund University College
  15. Sør-Trøndelag University College
  16. Telemark University College
  17. Vestfold University College
  18. Volda University College
  19. Østfold University College
  20. Aalesund University College

List of National institutes of the arts

  1. Bergen Academy of Art and design (KHiB)
  2. Oslo National Academy of the Arts (KHiO)

So, how do you apply for admission into Norwegian Tuition-Free Schools? Read on to the next paragraph to see details of application for both Undergraduate and Postgraduate Studies.

How To Apply For Admission Into Tuition-Free Schools in Norway – 2020

Unlike when applying for admission into Universities in Germany, all application are sent directly to the specific institution. You can see individual schools’ website listed above and find their application page. Many German Universities use Uni-Assist as screening agent for admission. This is not the case in Norway and it saves you a lot of stress and money.

Method of application will vary from to school to school but the procedure is largely the same. Institutions will however differ a bit in their admission requirements. You only need to make sure you read the requirements for specific schools before applying. When in doubt, there is usually at least one person listed on their website that you can contact for assistance.

Free Undergraduate Studies in Norway

The Norwegian Universities and Colleges Admission Service (NUCAS) coordinates admission into regular undergraduate study programmes at all universities, university colleges, and some private university colleges in Norway. Applicants with a foreign secondary education, holding a permanent or renewable residence permit for Norway, must apply for admission through NUCAS. Online application deadline is 1st March (could be earlier for some schools) for foreign applicants, and all requirements must be met by 1st July.

Free Postgraduate Study in Norway (Masters and Ph.D.)

As said earlier, not all courses are taught in English. If you don’t understand Norwegian, then you have to search for courses taught strictly in English Language. Courses for which the language of instruction is English can be found at http://www.studyinnorway.no/. For Ph.D. programmes in English you will have to check with each institution individually. You can check the list of the schools above to contact them.

You may be asked (or not) to authenticate your your certificates and documents before sending them to the schools you are applying to. If that is the case, then click the link above to find details of how to do that one.

Norwegian universities, state university colleges and art academies, as a rule, do not charge tuition fees for international students. As said earlier, you, however, have to take care of your living expenses which can quite be expensive in Norway. This is a requirement for admission and applicants who are not able to provide proof of finances for a living will not be considered for admission, regardless of other qualifications.

The post will talk about cost of studying and living Norway, how much items are sold there and getting a job to pay bill over there. You may want to subscribe to our updates so that you don’t miss it.

Norwegian Students Visa / Resident Permit Processing

After you have been offered admission, you will have to take your admission letter, letter of recommendation from the school and all your original credentials to the Norwegian Embassy for Visa processing. All students who plan to stay in Norway for more than three months will need a Student Residence Permit.

You will also be required to provide the proof or documentation of financing your living expenses when you get to Norway. You can read about that in this post.

ALSO SEE: Tuition Free Universities & Colleges in Germany

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