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Tuition fees and costs of living
Frequently asked questions concerning the tuition fees and costs of living:
Is there any tuition fee? What is the fee structure at your institution?
What other costs there are except the tuition fee?
How much money do I need per month?
Are there any scholarships that I can apply for?
No, there are
NO tuition fees
where public universities, university colleges and universities of applied sciences are still financed by government and taxes.
tuition fee is
, although fees may be imposed for certain professional education programmes, further and special education programmes. Students are required to pay a registration fee USD 55 (NOK 500) each semester.
education at a preparatory department costs USD 1000-1200 per year. While the cost of university education depends on the educational programme and varies between USD 1200-2000 per year.
Students in all universities have to pay for their food, housing, clothes, social life, and so on. Living costs vary according to the type of housing, eating habits, and social activities you choose to do. Living costs for a single student per month average from USD 300 in
, USD 400 in
, USD 800 in
, and USD 800 in
. To obtain a residence permit for educational purposes, you must prove that you are able to support yourself while studying.
The libraries are free. However, there are some costs related to study materials that vary from field to field.
The membership fee of the Student Union for degree and exchange students in
is, however, compulsory for all students pursuing a basic degree. The membership fee rages from USD 25 – 75 per academic year depending of the union. A student card gives access to travel discounts, reduced price for on-campus catering and even health care services.
Please note that universities have no reserved scholarships or other grants specifically for international students. Students must be able to finance their own studies for other resources.
There is small number of scholarships offered by the Swedish Institute in
), the Centre for International Mobility in
) and The Norwegian Centre for International Cooperation in Higher Education (SIU) (
). To read more about these scholarships and who is eligible to apply, visit the indicated websites.
If you are applying to a
you should consult the Ministry of Education at your home country, in order to find out if scholarship possibilities are provided within the agreement between your home country and