Norway is the northernmost country in Europe and includes a great variety of natural scenery. It is a safe country and the crime rate is low. It also has great educational systems. Studying in Norway will give you a full grasp of the Scandinavian leadership model. You will understand how the inherent Norwegian mentality for equality and a flat hierarchy provide such an effective work force, by experiencing it first hand.
University of Oslo
The University of Oslo, until 1939 named the Royal Frederick University, is the oldest university in Norway. It is located in the Norwegian capital of Oslo. Until January 1, 2016 it was the largest Norwegian institution of higher education in terms of size, now surpassed only by the Norwegian University of Science and Technology. The University of Oslo has approximately 27,700 students and employs around 6,000 people. It was founded in 1811 and was modeled after the University of Copenhagen and the recently established University of Berlin. The University of Oslo is the best university in the country, also having to be globally ranked 135th on the QS World University Rankings 2019 and 121st worldwide by the Times Higher Education.
The University of Oslo does not administer any sources of student funding and cannot assist students financially. Students can turn for advice in academic, financial, or personal matters to a team of professional counselors in the SiO. SiO works to enhance the overall educational experience by providing a wide range of affordable services. Go to SiO to for further details.
For PhD programs, the most common type of funding is employment as a doctorala research fellow. A doctoral research fellowship includes temporary employment at one of the units at the University of Oslo. Doctoral research fellowships are normally granted for three years without compulsory work or four years with compulsory work (usually teaching). For more information, visit Before Applying.
Learn more about the University of Oslo at www.uio.no.
University of Bergen
The University of Bergen is a public university located in Bergen, Norway. Today, it serves approximately 17,000 students, and is one of 8 universities in Norway. The University was founded in 1946 and has 7 faculties, the newest being The Faculty of Fine Art, Music and Design which was established in 2017. The University of Bergen Library and the University Museum of Bergen have a faculty-like status. The University of Bergen is considered as one of the best universities in the country. As of 2019, it is ranked 171st worldwide on the QS World University Rankings and 197th on the Times Higher Education World University Rankings.
Students at the University of Bergen can apply for funds from several student bequests and grants administered by the University. There are a number of student bequests and grants. Applicants may use the same application form for all the student bequests and grants. These student bequests and grants include:
- Frøken Lina Abjørnsens Stipendiefond: funding is granted to particularly talented students at the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences. Priority will be given to students of Marine Sciences.
- Signy og Ellert Wallendahl Legat
- Skipreder Jacob R. Olsen og hustru Johanne Georgine Olsen legat: funding is granted to students at the University of Bergen.
- Meltzer Project Grant – The Meltzer Research Fund: intended to promote the academic activities of the University of Bergen and to support especially gifted students at the University.
Norwegian University of Science and Technology
The Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) is a public research university with campuses in the cities of Trondhelm, Gjevik, and Ålesund in Norway. It has become the largest university in the country, following the university merger in 2016. NTNU has the main national responsibility for education and research in engineering and technology, originated from Norwegian Institute of Technology. In addition to engineering and natural sciences, NTNU offers higher education in other academic disciplines ranging from social sciences, the arts, medical and life sciences, teacher education, architecture and fine art.
NTNU does not offer any stipends or loans. However, students are recommended to investigate if there are any funding opportunities themselves. Below are some possibilities that may be of relevance:
- Erasmus Mundus: scholarships
- Anglo-Norse Society: ₤2,500 is awarded each year to the best qualified British citizen receiving admission to a master’s degree at NTNU. Students do not need to apply.
- EU loans: some EU countries offer its citizens favorable loans to help them finance a master degree in an Erasmus+ Program country.
University of Tromsø – The Arctic University of Norway
The University of Tromsø – The Arctic University of Norway is the world’s northernmost university. Located in the city of Tromsø, Norway, it was established in 1968, and opened in 1972. It is one of 8 universities in the country. The University of Tromsø is the largest research and educational institution in northern Norway. The University’s location makes it a natural venue for the development of studies of the region’s natural environment, culture, and society. The University of Tromsø is ranked amongst the top 400 universities worldwide, both on the 2019 QS and the Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings.
The University of Tromsø – The Arctic University of Norway has no scholarships to offer to cover students’ living expenses in Norway unless they already have one before their arrival or under certain exchange schemes in collaboration with the University of Tromsø and their home university:
- Nordplus / Nordlys
- EEA / Norway grants
- Norwegian-Russian Scholarship Scheme
These grants or scholarships are usually awarded automatically to students admitted to the exchange program through their home institution.
Norwegian University of Life Sciences
The Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NMBU) is a public university located in Ås, Norway. Established in 1859 as the Norwegian Agricultural Postgraduate College, it became a university-level university college in 1897 and received university status in 2005. Prior to 2005, it was known as the Norwegian College of Agriculture. Only a few years later, in 2014 the University merged with the Norwegian School of Veterinary Science (NVH) in Oslo, and is today known as the Norwegian University of Life Sciences. Having a history since 1859, it is the second oldest institution of higher education in Norway, after the University of Oslo. It is also the only educational institution in the country to provide veterinary education.
NMBU does not offer scholarships for bachelor or master students. As for PhD programs, students may apply for a position as a research fellow (within a relevant discipline / field) to secure and document full funding for the entire period of admission.
NMBU warmly welcomes international students to study at the University. it has over 150 exchange agreements with partner institutions with partner institutions from all over the world: