Financing and scholarships

NTNU offers all students a distinct advantage over many other universities in Europe and North America: there are no tuition fees here.

However, students do need to cover their own living expenses. Furthermore, all international students who are not citizens of EU/EEA/EFTA countries must be able to document that they have enough funding to live in Norway in order to be granted a student visa.

What follows is a list of the main funding alternatives available to international students.


Funding type


Amount/what is covered



All students

Must cover all living expenses in Norway with a minimum of NOK 97 850 per school year (correct for 2014/2015)

Quota scheme

Grant and loans

Master's and PhDs

Living expenses, travel/fieldwork costs, and family expenses

Erasmus Mundus Scholarships Erasmus Mundus students Varies depending upon the programme
Other programmes Grants and scholarships Master's and PhDs Varies depending upon the programme



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Gløshaugen campus
O. S. Bragstads plass 3
NO-7491 Trondheim, Norway

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