Why Study in Norway?
Norway is the country that takes higher education to a unique international level. Most of the Norwegian public universities don’t charge any tuition fees. This applies to all international students, regardless of their country of origin.
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Here are our top reasons why you should study in the Norway
Tuition fees in Norway for international students
In Norway, most public universities don’t charge tuition fees. This is valid for undergraduate degree courses, Master’s programmes and PhDs, and for students from all countries, regardless if they are members 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
- 9,000 – 19,000 EUR/year for Master’s programmes
Costs of living in Norway for international students
Attending a university in Norway involves living costs comprised of accommodation, books and other study materials, food and utilities. Although the living costs per month can be above average European nations, they are still some of the best for a Nordic country. And, as a bonus, the Norwegian standard of living and quality of life is very high.
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.
Students in Norway pay around 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 anywhere between 300 – 700 EUR/month. Prices vary a lot depending on the city in which you live, how close you are to the city centre, and whether you live alone or with other students.
In Norway, 41% of the students use public transportation and use their discounts provided by the university student card. The total cost of a monthly transport pass is between 55 and 72 EUR.