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Study in Norway

Study In Norway
Study Abroad in Norway

Why Choose Norway?

Norway is a country that places higher education to a special international level. Almost all of the Norwegian public universities don’t request any tuition fees. This pertains to all international students, not minding their country of origin. Studying abroad in Norway will be a challenging but beneficial experience. It will usher in a valuable academic degree, which will be a exceptional addition to your CV. To make it smoother for you, we made a quick guide with everything you should have knowledge about the costs of studying and living in Norway.
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Facts About Norway

Capital: Oslo
Currency: Norwegian krone
Average amount needed for living costs per year: €9,600 (~US$11,160)
Non-EU students can work up to 20 hours per week in their first year of study
Norwegian language has two official written forms: Bokmål and Nynorsk, of which Bokmål is used by the vast majority and Nynorsk is used mostly in the very south.
Borders with Sweden, Finland and Russia
Major exports: petrol, oil, gas, arms, black metal, machinery, chemicals and fish
Time zone: Central European Time (UTC+1), UTC+2 in the summer
International dialling code: +47
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In Norway, most public universities don’t impose tuition fees. This is mandatory for undergraduate degree courses, Master’s programmes and PhDs, and for students from all countries, regardless if they are part of the EU/EEA or not.
There is only a student union fee that has to be paid in full, which is between 30 – 60 EUR/semester.
Private universities charge tuition fees, and they vary between:

  • 7,000 – 9,000 EUR/year for Bachelor’s programmes</li
  • 9,000 – 19,000 EUR/year for Master’s programmes
Some of the universities you should definitively check out in Norway are:
  • University of Oslo
  • University of Bergen
  • BI Norwegian Business School
  • Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU)
  • NHH Norwegian School of Economics
Here is a list of more tuition-free universities in Norway:
  • UIT the Arctic University of Norway
  • University of Stavanger
  • University of South-Eastern Norway
  • The Oslo School of Architecture and Design


Studying in a university in Norway involves living costs consisting of accommodation, books and other study materials, food and utilities. Furthermore the living costs per month can be above average European nations, they are still among one of the best for a Nordic country. And, as a bonus, the Norwegian standard of living and quality of life is euphoric.
On average, you can expect to pay anywhere between 800 – 1,400 EUR/month to live in Norway. Expenses can be much higher in large cities.

  • Oslo: 1,200 – 2,000 EUR
  • Bergen: 1,100 – 1,800 EUR
  • Tromso and Trondheim: 1,000 - 1,600 EUR


Other smaller cities in Norway usually have an average monthly living cost of 800 – 1,000 EUR.


Students in Norway pay up to 36% out of the total living costs on accommodation. The most popular options are student housing and renting/sharing an apartment. In general, you can pay a fee between 300 – 700 EUR/month. Prices fluctuate a lot depending on the city in which you live, your proximity of place of living to the city centre, and whether you live alone or with other students.

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