Most Norwegian institutions have various bilateral agreements with foreign institutions of higher education. These agreements are usually designed for the mutual exchange of students, researchers, and teachers. However, there are national programmes that offer scholarships and other types of funding for international students wishing to study in Norway. Certain restrictions and prerequisites apply to all these programmes. In addition, there are various scholarships available offered by private and non-profit organizations.
The mobility grant is awarded Master and Ph.D. students in countries outside Norway and at institutions with a department for Nordic/Scandinavian studies, who have chosen Norwegian language or Norwegian literature as a topic for their dissertation. The grant must be used for fieldwork in Norway in connection with the dissertation.
Application deadline: April 1st, 2019.
The mobility grant is awarded for a minimum of one and a maximum of three months. The fieldwork must be conducted at a Norwegian higher educational/research institution, and the applicant must provide details of a tutor at this institution who has agreed to tutor the student during his/her stay in Norway. The grant is given as a contribution to covering expenses in connection with the research stay in Norway.
2019: New Travel Grant!
A new, differentiated travel grant is introduced from 2019, in addition, to grant for board and lodging.
Travel grant (fixed rates):
NOK 2,000 for travel from countries in Europe
NOK 3,000 for travel from St. Petersburg and Moscow in Russia
NOK 5,000 for travel from other cities in Russia, other Eurasia countries and countries outside of Europe Grant for board and lodging:
The grant follows the rates set by The Norwegian State Educational Loan Fund for basic support and is NOK 10,825 per month.