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Norway's amazing scenery attracts many international students every year. Source: Olivier Morin/AFP

Norway is renowned for its breathtaking scenery. The country is home to majestic snow-topped mountains, glaciers and deep coastal fjords.

Thanks to full scholarships in Norway, you could get close to these wonders while earning a good degree.

Given how expensive it is to pay full tuition on top of high living costs, that’s great a deal as it gets.

The best part? There are not just one but several scholarships available — in public and private institutions — to help you make your study abroad dreams in Norway come true.

Here are five fully funded scholarships for international students to study in Norway.

full scholarships in norway

Want to study in one of the happiest countries in the world? Here are some full scholarships in Norway you should consider. Source: Jonathan Nackstrand/AFP

5 full scholarships in Norway every international student should consider

BI Presidential Scholarship 

BI Norwegian Business School is the largest business school in Norway and the second largest in the country. The university offers a fully funded master’s scholarship called the BI Presidential Scholarship.

This scholarship is available for application by both domestic and international students. 

For Norwegian and international applicants who are residents of Norway chosen, the scholarship will cover the full tuition fees for each semester for up to two years.

While international applicants chosen will be entitled to full coverage of tuition fees and a 70 per cent stipend to help students with living expenses.

You can choose to apply for this scholarship simultaneously as you you apply to the university. All you have to do is write a scholarship application letter. 

Interested? Click here to find out more about the scholarship and how to apply.  

NORAM Scholarship

The Norway-America Association (NORAM) offers a scholarship to provide financial support for students to further their studies in Norway.

This scholarship is specifically catered towards American students who are pursuing their post-graduate studies or research. 

In establishing this scholarship, the main aim was to bring the two countries closer together and promote studies of mutual interest for both. 

To be eligible for this scholarship, you must be a full-time postgraduate student in a programme that is longer than three months. 

Every year, ten scholarships are granted to students based on their academic performance and financial situation. 

Visit their website to find out more about the NORAM scholarship 


Erasmus+ Scholarship Programme

Through the Erasmus+ Scholarship Programme, students from programmes of partner countries will be offered the opportunity to be supported in their studies abroad. 

This opportunity is offered to students pursuing their bachelor, master’s or postgraduate studies. Applicants chosen will be supported anywhere from three to 12 months.

To apply for this programme, students must contact their home country’s higher education institute. 

To find out more about the Erasmus+ scholarship, visit the website

Norwegian-Russian Scholarships

Are you a student in Russia looking to study in Norway? With the Norwegian-Russian Scholarships, your dreams might just come true. 

This scholarship allows students to study in Norway for a semester or two. Offered by the Directorate for Higher Education and Skills in Norway, students from Russian universities can apply to study in selected universities in Norway. 

Every year 30 scholarships will be granted, 15 of which are given to those pursuing Norwegian language and literature and the remainder to other fields of study.

Applicants will not have to pay tuition fees and other expenses if selected. 

For further details, visit the Norwegian Directorate for Higher Education and Skills website

High North Fellowship Programme

The High North Fellowship Programme was established to support international students coming to Norway to study, making this another option to tuition free universities in Norway. 

This programme is open to students from Canada, Russia, South Korea, the US, and Japan interested in studying in Northern Norway.

Students enrolled in a university in those countries will be eligible to apply for the fellowship. If selected, the scholarship will cover one or two semesters of study, and students will be required to stay in the country for a minimum of four months.

The programme will cover living expenses as institutions in Norway do not charge tuition fees for international students. Applicants will receive a monthly stipend and travel grant of approximately 9,440 Norwegian krone.

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