Quota Scholarships in Norway for Developing Countries

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Norwegian Government
MS/PhD Degree

Deadline: 1 December (annual)
Study in:  Norway
Next course starts 2013

Brief description:

The Norwegian government provides scholarships for students from developing countries in the South and countries of Central- and East-Europe and Central-Asia under the Quota Scheme.

The goal of the Quota Scheme is to promote the internationalization of higher education and give developing country students relevant education that would also benefit their home countries when they return after graduation.

Each year universities and university colleges in Norway are allocated a certain number of quota students. The scheme normally includes courses at the Master and Ph.D. level, in addition to certain professional degrees.


Host Institution(s):

Selected state colleges, universities, and institutions in Norway.  View websites of College and Universities offering the Quota Scheme (PDF).


Field(s) of study:

Any eligible academic program offered by selected colleges, universities, and institutions in Norway.  Please refer to the websites of the Norwegian institutions.


Target group:

The Quota Scheme is for certain developing countries that are on the DAC-list issued by OECD, and is eligible for students from the category of “lower middle-income countries” and under. Also, the scheme accepts students from Central and Eastern Europe and Central Asia, and Palestinian students from the Palestinian Authorities.

See the complete list of eligible countries.


Scholarship value/inclusions:

Each student receives the same amount of money as a Norwegian student would do in an equivalent educational programme. About 30 per cent of the amount is given as a grant and 70 per cent as a loan. However, the loan portion is waived when the student returns to his/her home country after completing the course of study. Normally, the financial support will not not exceed a time span of four years for one definite study plan, or a combination of two programmes.

Travelling expenses for entry into Norway can be reimbursed (fixed price). Students can apply for one annual home visit if the educational programme lasts more than one year, as well as financial support for travel

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