10 Universities in Norway with Offered Scholarships

  1. University of Stavanger

The University of Stavanger is a university located in Stavanger, Norway, established in 2005 when the former Høgskolen i Stavanger (HiS) received university status. It has about 11,000 students and 1,370 administration, faculty and service staff. It is organized in three faculties, including two national centers of expertise and the Museum of Archaeology. The University has a main campus located in the neighborhood of Ullandhaug. The University of Stavanger is a member of the European Consortium of Innovative Universities (ECIU). It is also ranked amongst the top 700 universities worldwide by the Scimago Institutions Ranking (SIR).

Scholarships for studies at the University of Stavanger are only available for the following programs:

Other funding opportunities:

  • European Scholarship Scheme for Young Belarusians (ESSYB)
  • ON Stipendienfonds
  • Ghana Scholarship Fund, Inc.
  • Ghana Education Trust Fund
  • Onassis Foundation
  • Lembaga Pengelola Dana Pendidikan
  • Fulbright Norway
  • The American-Scandinavian Foundation (ASF)
  • The Norway-America Association (NORAM)
  • Erasmus+ Master Loans
  • Society of Petroleum Engineers – Star Scholarship & Fellwoship

For more information, visit the Scholarships page in www.uis.no.

  1. University of Agder

The University of Agder, formerly known as Agder College and Agder University College, is a public university with campuses in Kristiansand and Grimstad, Norway. It was established as a university college in 1994 through the merger of Agder College and five other colleges, including a technical college and a nursing school, and became one of Norway’s new universities in 2007 – making it one of the youngest of Norway’s 8 universities. The University of Agder has been ranked amongst the top 700 universities worldwide according to the Scimago Institutions Ranking (SIR).

Researchers at the University of Agder who want to apply for funding for education and research projects can access the international database Research Professional. The database provides an overview of international funding opportunities for research projects, research mobility, scholarships, etc. as well as research policy news. Below is a list of most sources of research funding.

  • Research Projects: H2020 and other European sources of funding
  • Horizon 2020 – The EU Framework Program for Research and Innovation
  • Interreg
  • COST – European Cooperation in Science and Technology
  • Marie Sklodowska-Curie Actions
  • European Research Council
  • Research Projects: Nordic and Norwegian Sources of Funding
  • Nordforsk
  • The Research Council of Norway
  • Extrastiftelsen
  • Research Projects: Regional Research Funding
  • The Sørlandet Knowledge Foundation
  • Aust-Agder Utviklings og Kompetansefond
  • Education Projects: International
  • Global Mobility Erasmus+
  • Globallink, research experience in Canada
  • InternAbroad practice mobility
  • Jean Monnet Erasmus+
  • Capacity building Erasmus+
  • Knowledge alliances, Erasmus+
  • Strategic Partnerships Erasmus+
  • Utforsk, the BRICS countries
  • Education Projects: National
  • The Ministry of Education’s educational quality award for higher education
  • Center for outstanding education (SFU)
  • Program for active student learning
  • Funds for digitalization projects

For more information, visit Sources of Funding at www.uia.no.

  1. Norwegian School of Economics

The Norwegian School of Economics or NHH, until 2011 known in English as the Norwegian School of Economics and Business Administration, is a business school situated in Bergen, Norway. it was founded in 1936 as Norway’s first business school and has since its establishment been a teaching and research institution primarily in the field of business administration. The School was founded to offer the first formal training in business studies in the form of a more vocational, two-year degree, called handelskandidat (“candidate of commerce”). In 1963, the handelskandidat degree was renamed siviløkonom and it later evolved into a four-year degree. The School today offers degrees at the master’s and doctoral levels. Although business administration remains the primary focus, it now also integrates economic perspectives in its research and teaching, with the emphasis on microeconomics.

NHH seeks to recruit highly qualified international students. The college wishes to attract outstanding students with an international background and give an incentive that encourages high-level academic performance. Students with an international background who have completed the first semester of a master’s degree can apply for the scholarship. in considering applications, importance will be attached to applicants’ grades, progression and motivation. The scholarship is paid out in portions after completion of the semester, and there is a presumption that the progression and grade levels are maintained as the program of study progresses.

You may consult the Study in Norway website and the Norwegian Center for International Cooperation in Education (SiU) for scholarship opportunities available from the Norwegian government.

Scholarships provided by others:

  • The Wilhelmsen Foundation Scholarship program
  • ON Stipendienfonds
  • Claes Isacson Scholarship
  • The Research Council of Norway scholarships
  • Erasmus+ Master loans
  • FindAMasters
  • The Fulbright Scholar Program (US citizens only)
  • Norway-American Association (US citizens only)
  • Torskeklubben (US citizens only)

For more information, go to the Financing Your Studies page on www.nhh.no.

  1. The University Center in Svalbard

The University Center in Svalbard is a Norwegian state-owned limited company that is involved in research and provides some university-level education in Arctic studies. The company is wholly owned by the Ministry of Education and Research, and the universities of Oslo, Bergen, Tromsø, NTNU and NMBU appoint the board of directors. It is led by a director appointed by the board for a four-year term. The center is the world’s northernmost research and higher education institution, in Longyearbyen at 78°N latitude. The courses offered fall into four main science disciplines: Arctic biology, Arctic geology, Arctic geophysics and Arctic technology.

The University Center in Svalbard offers no financial aid or scholarships to Norwegian or international students. Norwegian students can apply for grants and loans from the Statens Lånekasse. Foreign citizens with legal residence in Norway and studying in the country might also be entitled to financial support if they meet the requirements. Special rules apply to receive support for studies abroad

The University Center in Svalbard is not a university, but a university center, and does not offer any programs or degrees, but only single courses on bachelor, master and PhD level. It is not an accredited institution, and as such it does not have the opportunity to sign Erasmus+ agreements. However, students can come on an Erasmus+ exchange if their university has an agreement with a Norwegian university. For more information, go to Exchange Programs.

Learn more about the University Center in Svalbard at www.unis.no.

  1. Hedmark University College (Inland Norway University of Applied Sciences)

Hedmark University of Applied Sciences was a høgskole, a Norwegian state institution of higher education, in the county of Hedmark, Norway. The College’s four campuses are located in Hamar, Elverum, Åmot (Rena) and Stor-Elvdal. It was established in 1994 and had approximately 5250 students and 450 employees. From 2017, Hedmark University of Applied Sciences and Lillehammer University College were merged into the new institution, Inland Norway University of Applied Sciences (INN University). The University was divided into four faculties: in health and sports, education and natural sciences design, forestry and wildlife management, and in business administration, social sciences and computer science.

For studies at INN University, mobility grants and scholarships are available under programs such as Erasmus+, Nordplus and the EEA Grants / Norway Grants program. Generally, these grants are administered and awarded by the student’s home institution to students who are already enrolled at their institution. There are no scholarships available for students on full degree programs

Those who do not qualify for any of these scholarships may be eligible for other scholarships offered by public or private institutions in the student’s home country.

Further details can be found in Financing Studies. Learn more about INN University at https://eng.inn.no.

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