Quota Scheme

The Norwegian Quota Scheme is a funding Scheme offered by the Norwegian Government to students from developing countries in the South and countries in the Western Balkans, Eastern Europe and in Central Asia. The goal of the Quota Scheme is to give students relevant education that will also benefit their home countries when the return after graduation.

Please see more information about the Quota Scheme at the webpage for the Norwegian Centre for International Cooperation in Higher Education (SiU)

Applicants, who live in another country than their country of citizenship, either temporarily or permanently, can not apply.

Only applicants from institutions with which NTNU has a formal cooperation agreement with are eligible to apply.

You may be eligible for financial support under the Quota Scheme if you are permanently or temporary employed or if you are a student with a first degree or are presently studying at one of the institutions where NTNU has a formal cooperation agreement. Preference is given to applicants who are linked to active and formalized cooperation/projects within the specific subject area.

To be eligible, you must also have stayed at least one year in your home country directly prior to when you plan to undertake your education to NTNU. This means that you cannot apply for financial support from another country than your own.

Financing and admisson requirements

Financing and admisson requirements

Application deadline

1 December - the next application round will open autumn 2014

Placement is competitive

The few Quota seats available, compared to the high number of applicants competing, make this source of funding extremely competitive.


Quota scheme contact
Arild Ohren
Higher Executive Officer
Office of International Relations NTNU
E-mail: arild.ohren@ntnu.no

International Master's Application Deadlines

Norwegian/Nordic applicants

The 1 March (15 April)* application deadline may apply if you have a bachelor's degree from Norway/Nordic country or are a Norwegian/Nordic citizen.

efer to these admission procedures for more information.

International applicants**

The application deadline has passed. Next round of admission opens autumn 2014.

**Self-financed and Quota Scheme