Tuition Free Universities in Norway for International Students

Norway is an extremely popular study destination for international students because of high quality education. Generally, Norwegian public universities and state university colleges do not charge tuition fees for both native and foreign students because government finances education with taxpayers’ money. However, some of the programmes/courses may have fees.

Study & Scholarships has compiled as comprehensive a list as it could come across of tuition-free Norwegian state/public schools. 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.

List of Popular Universities in Norway

  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)

And many more!!

METHOD OF APPLICATION
Application forms, if necessary, should be requested from individual institutions. All application should then be sent directly to the specific institution. For institutions with an online application portal, carefully fill in the requested details and submit.

FOR UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS: The Norwegian Universities and Colleges Admission Service (NUCAS) coordinates the admission to 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 for such foreign applicants, and all requirements must be met by 1st July.

FOR MASTERS STUDENTS: 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. Admission requirements are decided by each university and university college based on an academic evaluation of the applicants.

FOR PHD PROGRAMS: For Ph.D. programmes in English you will have to check with each institution individually.

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