Norwegian Government Quota Scholarship Scheme for Students from Developing Countries 2015

Applications are now open for the  2015 Norwegian Government Quota Scholarship Scheme for students from developing countries. About 1100 scholarships will be awarded, 800 of them awarded to students from developing countries, and 300 to students from Western Balkans, Eastern Europe and in Central Asia. The scholarship are awarded to students who wish to
pursue bachelors, masters and doctoral programs at universities and colleges in Norway.
The Norwegian government provides students from developing countries in the South and
countries in the Western Balkans, Eastern Europe and in Central Asia with financial support to study for a degree in Norway under the Quota Scheme.

General Requirements:
As a student, you must apply directly from your home country.
You must have stayed at least one year in your home country directly prior to the planned course of study at the Norwegian university /university college.
To be Eligible to apply for the Quota Scheme, you must be able to find your home country in the
list of eligible countries.

Students usually apply for degree programmes that serve as a continuation of their studies in their home country or for courses which can be a joint part of a degree programme in their home country (joint degree or sandwich programmes).
Most of the programmes offered are at Master’s or PhD level, but the Quota Scheme also offers certain Bachelor’s study programmes.

Language Requirements: Most of the study programmes offered under the Quota Scheme are taught in English. Applicants who are not native English speakers therefore must document their proficiency in English.

All candidates should typically have the following basic qualifications:
  • Secondary school certificates
  • Minimum two years of higher education from their home country
  • Some exceptions apply for certain professional educational courses at Bachelor’s level.

Recruitment enrollment
The Quota Scheme will only enrol students from institutions (organisations, universities, authorities) which have collaboration agreements with Norwegian universities or university colleges.
Norwegian institutions usually do not admit free movers (individual applicants) to this scheme. Only in very special cases will free movers be considered. Students who come to Norway as self-financing students will, as a rule, not be considered as being qualified for the Quota Scheme.

Scholarship Worth:
  • Each successful applicant will receive the same amount of money as a Norwegian student would do in an equivalent educational programme.
  • Up to 40 per cent of the amount is given as a grant and 60 per cent as a loan. However, the loan portion may be waived when the student returns to his/her home country after completing the course of study. Students who stay in Norway after finishing their studies or take up residence in another country than their home country must repay the loan.
  • Travelling expenses for entry into Norway may be reimbursed (fixed price).

For more information and to check if your country is part of eligible countries, Follow this link to visit the Official Scholarship Website

The deadline for Application is 1 December 2014

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