59 Tuition Free Universities in Norway for International Students

Posted on Monday, October 21, 2013


Norway is an extremely popular study destination for international students because Norwegian education is very high quality. Generally, universities and state university colleges do not charge tuition fees for both native and foreign students because government finances education with taxpayers' money. However, certain programmes/courses may have fees. Private institutions normally do charge tuition fees.

According to the official Norwegian web site, www.studyinnorway.no: “Living expenses in Norway are considered to be higher than in many other countries. You should expect to have NOK 8900 - per month for subsistence.” True, living in Norway has a reputation for being expensive, but studying in Norway may not be as expensive as you think! The estimate of NOK 8900 (approx. EURO 1200) per month for subsistence refers to board and lodgings, clothing, transport, medical and dental care and other necessities. Living expenses vary from person to person depending on personal habits.

Study & Scholarships has compiled as comprehensive a list as it could come across of tuition-free Norwegian state/public schools. Private schools have also been added to the list. The Norwegian higher education sector consists of eight universities, nine specialised university institutions, 20 state university colleges, two national academies of the arts and 16 private colleges. Both undergraduate and postgraduate programs cut across numerous disciplines. For institution-specific information, visit the relevant schools from the list below:

List of Tuition Free Schools in Norway

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A. 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)
B. Specialised university institutions:
  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:
  10. University Centre in Svalbard (UNIS)
  11. University Graduate Center at Kjeller (UNIK)
C. National institutes of the arts
  1. Bergen Academy of Art and design (KHiB)
  2. Oslo National Academy of the Arts (KHiO)
D. State university colleges
  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
E. Private colleges with institutional accreditation
  1. Ansgar School of Theology and Mission
  2. Diakonhjemmet University College (campus Oslo & Sandnes)
  3. Haraldsplass Deaconess University College (HDUC)
  4. Lovisenberg Diaconal University College
  5. Norwegian School of Information Technology (NITH)
  6. Norwegian Teacher Academy (NLA)
  7. Oslo School of Management, Campus Christiania
  8. Queen Maud University College
F. Private colleges with accredited programmes and courses
  1. Barratt Due Institute of Music
  2. Bergen School of Architecture
  3. Betanien Deaconal University College
  4. Bjørknes College
  5. Norwegian University College for (HLB)
  6. Norwegian College of Dance (DNBH)
  7. Norwegian Eurythmy College
  8. Rudolf Steiner College of Education
In addition, there are a number of institutions with education and/or websites only in Norwegian.

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METHOD OF APPLICATION
If you are seeking Masters programmes where the language of instruction is English, you should visit the official Online Masters programmes catalogue and browse by subject area. For undergraduate courses and Ph.D. programmes in English you will have to check with each institution individually (see official websites above). In order to find undergraduate courses where the language of instruction is Norwegian, you should visit the Universities and Colleges Admission Service (UCAS - search only available in Norwegian).

Application forms should be requested from the individual institution (via the links above). All applications should also be sent directly to the institutions. For institutions with an online application portal (via the links above), carefully fill in the requested details and submit.

DEADLINES:
In order to obtain the necessary application forms and information about the application deadlines you will have to contact each university or university college. In general the application deadline for foreign students is between December 1 to March 15 for courses starting the following autumn (August). Please note that some institutions have separate "pre-qualification" deadlines that are earlier than this.

Please note:
All students who plan to stay in Norway for more than three months will need a Student Residence Permit. Requirements and procedures depend on your current country of residency. Visas are only issued for stays up to 90 days (e.g. for certain Summer School programmes). For complete information, click here.

Students may be allowed to work up to 20 hours per week. Certain restrictions do apply.
Several scholarships and financial schemes are available for foreign students. Eligibility depends on your current country of residency and level of completed education. For current detailed information, click here.

The Norwegian Universities and Colleges Admission Service, NUCAS (Samordna opptak in Norwegian) coordinates the admission to regular undergraduate studies at all the universities, university colleges, state colleges, and some private colleges in Norway. Applicants with a foreign secondary education, holding a permanent or renewable residence permit for Norway, must apply for admission through NUCAS. All applicants must use the online application form called "Søknad" which is available from 1 February on samordnaopptak.no. The deadline is 1 March for applicants with foreign education. For complete details, click here.

Related: Guide to Scholarships in Norway for International Students

DISCLAIMER: This article has been written as a general guide/information only. Please visit the school(s) of your interest via the links provided above for current details and more specific enquiries. 
Article was first written: 9th February, 2009. Updated: 18th May, 2013

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59 comments:

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    plz kindly update me tuition free specialization in medical universities in norway...
    thnx

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  3. I am Ibidapo Afolabi Titus, i want to apply for a school in norway scholarship & tution free. This is my mail: ibidapoafolabititus@ymail.com Pls, kindly update me with any school web offering this, and what i need to provide as Nigerian to qualify for it. Thanks hope to hear from u soon.

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  4. good morring. my name is oikeh bruce a graduate in animal science. please i will like to be informed on how i can apply for my masters and which school can grant me addmission. my email is whitefish4u@yahoo.com. kindly reply.

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  5. hi bruce, you did not indicate which area of animal science you'd be interested in pursuing at the masters' level; however many schools would be interested in offering a masters in that area.
    i'd suggest you do a search using the 'study & scholarships search' boxes above and below on this sage.
    phrases like 'masters in animal science (or the sub-specialty you are interested in)', 'postgraduate study in animal science', etc would surely turn up good results.
    hope this helps, good luck

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  8. Akinbiyi OgunwareMay 13, 2011 10:09 PM

    My name is Ogunware Akinbiyi and I from Nigeria. I want to apply for the scholarship programme. You ca reach me on my e-mail address.
    ogunware_akin@yahoo.com
    Thanks

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  13. I am Oppong Darko Jerry, a Ghanaian with Bachelor's in Management Degree. Iwill want to study for M. Phil in Marketing at any of the leading Universities in Norway. Kindly assist me on the admission process and when applications are opened. My e-mail is odjerry05@gmail.com or oppong.jerry@yahoo.com

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  14. I'm a nigeria, i want to study an undergraduate programme (Architecture or Civil Engineering) in any of the norway universities. Please can anyone feed me with more info via my email. izeoforereal@yahoo.com or izeoforereal@gmail.com i will be very grateful.

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    1. Hi you will need to apply to the particular schools of your choice directly. good luck

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  15. I am Meklit Paulos from Ethiopia. I am female graduate in psychology with cumulative GPA 3.24 at graduation. I would like to apply tuition free scholarships of masters program in Norway in the field of social psychology or Gender. My email is Please, kindly update me with any school web offering this and what I need to provide to qualify for it. Thanks and hope to hear from you soon.

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    1. Hi @Meklit, for current policies on tuition free education in norway, please see: Tuition free schools and education. Do they still exist?.
      Hope this helps; but note that this article above was written in february 2009.

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  16. my name is Are kolapo please i will like to apply for the masters in management program. arekolapo4u@yahoo.com

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  17. My name is Idris Bello. I wish to apply for admission in Norway free tuition university and possesed Higher National Diploma in Marketing from Nigeria Polytechnic. Please furnish me with details. freemind_eedrix@yahoo.com

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  18. my name is Ralph, a Nigerian who is interested in studying in Norway.I hold a Bsc in Estate Mgt and would love to do my masters in Real Estate. However, i would also love to do computer animation as a first degree in Norway if granted the scholarship from pool of schools in Norway.

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  19. hi dear admin.I want to commend ur effort in enusring d provision of reliable and updated info 2better our academic prospects and future.may God bless ur efforts.Amen.pls am Israel Osagie currently going to my 5th year in medicine @ d sch of medicine,univ of benin,pls I wnt to solicit for specific info on tuition free norwegian medical school where english is a lang of choice and one is allowed to work and study for undergraduates n graduates wit a medical career in view and also info on student visa n hw it works for us resident in Nigeria.my email is dyoungestsurgeon@yahoo.com.thanks alot.hope to hear frm u soon....

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  20. hi dear admin.I want to commend ur effort in enusring d provision of reliable and updated info 2better our academic prospects and future.may God bless ur efforts.Amen.pls am Israel Osagie currently going to my 5th year in medicine @ d sch of medicine,univ of benin,pls I wnt to solicit for specific info on tuition free norwegian medical school where english is a lang of choice and one is allowed to work and study for undergraduates n graduates wit a medical career in view and also info on student visa n hw it works for us resident in Nigeria.my email is dyoungestsurgeon@yahoo.com.thanks alot.hope to hear frm u soon....

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  21. Hi, I'm obinna onyemobi and I do like d stuff u guys are helping people with. Pls Admin, kindly send me courses taught in English and d institutions offers them wit procedures and qualifications required for Nigerian applicant mobismart10@yahoo.com. Thanks

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  22. Hi, my name is John Eleojoh, a Nigerian undergraduate of Business Administration. Kindly furnish me with detailed information about Norwegian Universities offering Marketing and Strategic Management, the English proficiency requirements for the two courses and their minimum cutoffs. My email is eleorjoh1@gmail.com. Thank you.

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  23. hello, am Emmanuel by name from Nigeria, i want to apply for this tuition norway scholarship, pls when and how can i do that...... Pls anybody to help me out on this proble via my yahoo.... Amigunajibola@yahoo.com. Thanks

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  24. i am Emmanuel from Nigeria, i want to apply for this tuition scholarsip, for medical laboratory scientist, pls how and when can i do that, i need a clear explanation and i will be glad if you can help me out, via Amigunajibol@yahoo.com. Hope to haer from you soon.

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  25. hi am MUZAHID, I would like to admit for masters degree from oslo university but i wanted to know the procedure and how to apply for it this is my email address sm_muzahid@yahoo.com & skype ID sm_muzahid hope to hear from you soon.....

    I'm waiting for your early reply.

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  26. i am IREFIN PHILIP from Nigeria, i want to apply for this tuition scholarship masters Programm, for Educational Technology, pls how and when can i do that, i need a clear explanation and i will be glad if you can help me out, via philipirefin@yahoo.com. Hopefully to hear from you soon & thanks in anticipation.


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  27. i am Olubunmi Grace Irefin from Nigeria, i want to apply for this free tuition scholarsip, for Medical Laboratory Scientist, pls how and when can i do that, i need a clear explanation and i will be glad if you can help me out, via graceolonikaiye@yahoo.com.
    Hope to hear from you soon.

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  28. Hello admin.am william from ghana.plss let hw do i apply with my diploma in mental heath nursing.i have obtained my pin number as well as my lincense to operate.thanks so much.

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  29. AM Ekom Gideon Fidelis from Nigeria. plss how do i apply for admission and a scholarship in Universities of norway offering International Relations, at the postgraduate level. am currently a graduate.

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  30. Hi, my name is Olawale Owonaiye. I'm a Nigerian and i would very much like to apply to a tution-free school in norway for a master degree course in fields related to Engineering, Environmental Engineering and Agricultural Engineering. My e-mail address is walata176@yahoo.co.uk. I will be looking forward to a favourable response from you. Thanks.

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  31. hello am linda from ghana .pls will like to appied for admission to study nursing with a scholarship and free tuition as well how can l applied.my email.lucin96@gmail.com.thank you

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  32. hello am Linda from Ghana will like to applied for scholarship,tuition free and admission at Norway with a program in nursing next year

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  33. Hi am osita by name i want to apply for mass com, in tuition free in oslo, how can i apply? my email is all_saints20008@yahoo.com.

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  34. Hi am charles by name, i want to apply for mass comm, in tuition free at oslo how can i apply?

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  35. I am nazamul hoque. I am Secretary of a municipality of BANGLADESH . I completed honors & master Degree in Management. I have working experiences 13 years in Local govt. administration in Banladesh.will like to applied for scholarship,tuition free and admission at Norway with a program in MBA next year
    Pls.how can i apply?
    e-mail:nazamulhoque@gmail.com

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    1. Hello,

      Do kindly contact the school you are interested in. The links have been provided for you above.

      Cheers!

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  36. ple someone tell me regarding procedure of free education of norway for NORWAY BUSINESS SCHOOL
    MY ID IS raza.iqra@gmail.com

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  37. Hi I am Abanikanta Tripathy from INDIA, I have done my Diploma in Plastic Mold Technology 3years and Post Diploma on Tool Design and Manufacturing 1 Year. I want to do Masters in Petroleum or any Masters in Engineering area in Norway am I eligible to apply. If yes then in which University I can apply.

    With Regards
    Abanikanta Tripathy

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  38. Hi am precious and my mail is macprelez@rocketmail.com. Am done with my secondary education and would like to study in a tuition free university in norway so how do I start the process plz help

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    1. Visit the official websites of the different schools via the links provided above.

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  39. Hi I am NAVEN YOGI from INDIA, I have completed my Degree in Software Technology 4 years. I want to do Masters in Software Engineering or Computer Related Masters in Engineering area in Norway. I have 7.0 Ielts band. am I eligible to apply. If yes then in which University I can apply.
    Contact me ASAP navcool123@hotmail.com

    With Regards
    Naven Yogi
    :)

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  40. Hi I am NAVEN YOGI from INDIA, I have completed my Degree in Software Technology 4 years. I want to do Masters in Software Engineering or Computer Related Masters in Engineering area in Norway. I have 7.0 Ielts band. am I eligible to apply. If yes then in which University I can apply.

    With Regards
    Naven Yogi

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    1. Dear Sir/Madam,
      I'm Tambia Fabrice Tambo.I'm a Cameroonian and i wish to study in any state university in Norway.please do email me for any information(tambiafabricechosen22@gmail.com) or phone(+237 70 22 27 00)
      Thanks
      Yours Sincerely.

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  41. when does the admissions starts and ends in norwagean universities?

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  42. when does admissions start and close for the foreigner students in norwagean universities?

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  43. Dear Sir/Madam,
    I'm Tambia Fabrice Tambo.I'm a Cameroonian and i wish to study in any state university in Norway.please do email me for any information(tambiafabricechosen22@gmail.com) or phone(+237 70 22 27 00)
    Thanks
    Yours Sincerely.

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  44. pls i just finished high school and will like to study in one of the tuition-free university in norway . can u lead me to one of them. email: blessingokut@yahoo.com

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    1. You will need to CONTACT any of the schools you are interested in whose links we have provided above. Good luck!

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  45. Dear Sir or Madam,
    I'm Firuz Rahmatov from Uzbekistan. I want to do my Master's Degree in Norway. My bachelor Degree was in Business Adminitration. I want tuition free and related to business field program. My email: firuzttt@hotmail.com
    I will be looking forward to hear from you... THank you....!

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    1. Hello, you will need to contact the school of your interest. Kindly follow the link provided above to the school of your choice. Regards

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  46. Dear respected , i am Sajid Rehman Khan.I want to do my master in Norway.My bachelor degree was in Bachelor Of Commerce 2 year from Punjab university Pakistan,.I want tuition free and related to business field or any field program-me. my email khan84450@gmail.com plz contact me my contact no is 00923004960750

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  47. Hell
    i am faizan ansari from Nepal, studying in Islamic call college Libya Tripoli, i have bachelor degree of computer science, i want to study of Msc in Norway, please if you way to reached me there contact me on this number (+218 911987214) skype : faizan9041
    thanks

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  48. Hallo,
    I would like to join a medical tuition free- university in Norway, would you please help me, here is my email address... Ceejay.cjdiamond.diamond@gmail.com
    Thanks

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  49. hello,
    i am waqas i am a international student of honours degree in computing information system development in united kingdom. i am a student in UK for last 4 years my HONS degree will finish in AUG 2014. now i want to do masters from NORWAY with free tuition. Please advice. thank you
    waqashabib@live.com

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  50. hello,
    i am MUHAMMAD AAMIR from Pakistan. i have graduated in mathematics and now i want to do masters in mathematics in Norway. please help me and reply very soon. my email ID is m.aamir857@gmail.com

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  51. Hullo am cathy. Please help me with details on tution free university offering masters in public health. Application details and requirements. Thanks. william.cathy@yahoo.com

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