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Why Study In Norway

  • Affordable Education

  • Innovative and Abundant Research Opportunities

  • Immigration Possibilities

  • Exciting Campus Lifestyle

  • Healthy and Safe Communities

  • International students can often work while they study & Internships

  • Numerous research opportunities

  • Possibility of immigration after completing the course

  • Vibrant campus atmosphere

  • International students have the option of working when studlying

  • Good internship opportunities


Why Study
Eligibility criteria

Eligibility criteria for Norway?

Educational Qualification

  • The minimum eligibility criteria to graduate is you have to score
    at least 50% from a UGC or AICTE recognized university.


  • Year Back

   The graduation degree has to be completed within the stipulated time
    with no gap year.
    Example: B.Com is a 3-year degree. The client should have completed
    it within 3 years and not more.
    Example: Engineering is a 4-year degree. The client should have
    completed within 4 years and not more.

Steps to study abroad in Norway

Upcoming intakes in the Norway

Norway universities and colleges offer three intakes. They are also be referred as semesters in some institutions. The three intakes available in Norway are:

Intake 1:

Fall Semester – A popular intake which starts in the month of September

Intake 2:

Winter Semester – Which starts in the month of January

Intake 3:

Summer Semester – Usually starts from April/May, this intake is available for limited programs and colleges.

We would advise you to apply well in advance because admissions and scholarships get difficult when you apply closer to the deadline. It is always feasible to apply 6 to 9 months before the academic session starts.

Work authorization for students

Work Authorization for Students:

Student Applicant

  • Students must be over 18 years of age.

  • International students in Norway universities can work on-campus or off-campus for up to 20 hours during university semesters and full-time during breaks such as the winter or summer holidays, without the need for a work permit.

  • Foreign students who are studying in a program that requires work experience such as through a co-op or internship program.


  • In general, spouses are given the same rights as students who are already in Norway. Therefore, if the student with a Norway student visa has the right to work, the spouse who comes to join him or her will also have that right

Top universities in Norway 2023

Top RankUniversities
#1University of Oslo
#2University of Bergen
#3Norwegian University of Science and Technology
#4University of Tromsø
#5Norwegian University of Life Sciences
#6Western Norway University of Applied Sciences
#7University of South-Eastern Norway
#8Universitetet i Stavanger
#9Oslo Metropolitan University (OsloMet)
#10Oslo Metropolitan University (OsloMet)



Work Options

The Norway government offers options for international students to stay after their course and gain some work experience.

Norway Student Permit

Norway, a Nordic country, is one of Europe’s popular study overseas destinations as more than 12,000 students pursue their higher education there. The Kingdom of Norway has more than 70 public and private educational institutions that offer various courses. The duration of each course in Norway is:

  • Three years for a bachelor’s degree
  • Two or five years for a master’s degree
  • Research-oriented education of three years, which could include one extra year for teaching
  • Norwegian universities adhere to the Bologna system like other nations in Europe.

Language Prerequisites

Students can enroll in Norwegian language courses, which many universities offer. Although international students can join courses imparted in English, it would help them learn the basics of the Norwegian language, helping them communicate with the local community and get familiarized with the local culture. Natives of Norway understand Swedish and Danish since they are pretty similar to Norwegian.

It is a must to have a minimum level of proficiency in the English language in either TOEFL or IELTS.

Cost of Living in Norway

The cost of living in Norway is higher when compared to other European nations. Since most Norwegian universities are state-funded, they offer free education. But non-EU students may need to pay tuition fees in specific universities.

Requirements for Student Permit

Nationals of Non-EU/EEA/EFTA need to get a study permit before enrolling for a course of more than three months. To apply for a study permit, you need the following. 

  • A filled in application form
  • Receipt of payment of the permit fees
  • A valid passport
  • Two recent passport-sized photographs
  • Proof of admission from an educational institution in Norway for a full-time study program 
  • Proof of having sufficient monetary resources to cover your expenses for education and accommodation during the study
  • Proof of having arranged accommodation
  • Assurance that you will exit Norway once your residence permit expires

Work While Studying

Students from non-EU/EEA/EFTA nations are allowed to work while pursuing their courses. Students are allowed to work for up to 20 hours a week during their course and full-time during vacation.

Norway Student Dependent Permit

International students arriving on a study permit can bring their spouses and children on student-dependent permits.

Family members of students can apply for work or residence permits, provided holders of study permits get a minimum stipulated salary as per the government.


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