Study in Norway Opportunities


Norway, the country near North Pole with the view of midnight sun is one of the best destinations for international students to study. The educational institutions in Norway provide high standard of education offering wide range of courses from vocational subjects to postgraduate and doctorate level with modern and safe learning environment.
Participatory and research based educational system where the teachers are easily approachable is one of the additional features of the Norwegian educational institutions. Beside education, students can also get lifetime experience, excitements and enjoyment while studying in Norway.


Admission requirements in Norway vary according to program chosen and the level of study. The requirements for admission are listed with respect to study level below:

Undergraduate Level

General Requirements
General Admission requirements for Undergraduate (Bachelors) level in Norway are:

  1. Student must have completed an internationally recognized higher secondary education which must be equivalent to Norwegian secondary school.
  2. Student must show proficiency in English by taking test like IELTS and TOEFL. However, this applies only if English isn't the first language of the student.
  3. Student from some countries may also need to complete one year of studies at the university level.
  4. Student intending to study courses taught in Norwegian language must show proficiency in Norwegian Language as well.

Post Graduate Level

General Requirements
General requirements for Postgraduate (Masters) level admissions in Norway are:

  1. Student must have completed an internationally recognized bachelor's degree level that includes the course which is equal to at least one and half year of full time studies in a same subject matter for which student have applied.
  2. Student must show proficiency in English by means of an internationally recognized English language test like IELTS and TOEFL if English is not their first language.
  3. Student from some countries may also require at least one year of completed studies at the master's level in their home countries.
  4. Student intending to study certain courses which is taught in Norwegian language must also show proficiency in Norwegian Language.

Documents Required for Admission in Norway
Student must submit:

  1. Academic certificates to show that their qualification is eligible for their further studies in Norway.
  2. Bio-Data including personal information, academic qualification, working experiences and references.
  3. Two letters of recommendation in English from their teacher regarding their character and previous studies.


The student intending to study in any educational institutions of Norway for longer than 3 months period must have a residence permit. But this doesn't apply to students from Nordic countries. The requirement of visa and residence permit for students depends upon their nationality.

International Students from Non-Nordic and Non-EU/EEA Countries
For International Students from Non-Nordic and Non-EU/EEA Countries, before applying for visa and residence permit, student must have been admitted to full time accredited university studies in Norway. 

International students will be granted a residence permit for study purposes if they have been enrolled for full time study at any recognized educational institutions in Norway. Besides, students need to present the proof that they could support their study and life during their stay in Norway. Also, students must be show that they have made health insurance.


Scholarships and Financial aid are available for International Students in Norway. Although the education is free for all in Norway by law, it costs to live in Norway. The living cost in Norway is a bit higher than other developed world. Students must plan well to manage their living cost in Norway. Student can work part-time up to 20 hours per week in Norway to support their living cost. There are several financial aid and scholarships available for international students in Norway. However the competition is high to obtain these scholarships and financial aid. It depends upon the student's academic background, the country they reside, and the course they choose to get any kind of financial aid and scholarships.

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