Quota Scheme

The Quota Scheme is under evaluation and it is uncertain if the Scheme will admit new students after 2014. Please contact SIU for more information.

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.

Only applicants from institutions that 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. Applicants, who live in another country than their country of citizenship, either temporarily or permanently, can not apply.

Admisson requirements and financing

Placement is competitive

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

More information

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


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

International Master's Application Deadlines

International applicants**

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

**Self-financed and Quota Scheme

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.