Quota Scheme

The Quota Scheme is under evaluation by the national authorities and it is uncertain if the Scheme will admit new students. Updated information regarding the future of the Quota Scheme will be available from mid-October 2015.

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.

Who can apply?

  1. Only applicants from institutions that NTNU has a formal cooperation agreement with are eligible to apply.
  2. You must be a student currently studying at one of NTNU's cooperation institutions; or hold a first degree (e.g. bachelor's degree) from a cooperation institution; or be permanently or temporary employed at a cooperation insitution.
  3. You must have stayed at least one year in your home country directly before you come 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.

More information about 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
Anette Moen
Higher Executive Officer
Office of International Relations NTNU
E-mail: anette.moen@ntnu.no

Application deadlines

  • Non-EU/non-EEA students: 1 December 2015
  • Norwegian/EU/EEA students: 1 March 2016

The application form for International master's degree programmes will open in October.