Quota Scheme

The Quota Scheme is under evaluation and it is uncertain if the Scheme will admit new students. You are still welcome to apply, but please note that there may be changes. 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.

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

15 APRIL: Norwegian applicants
If you are a Norwegian citizen and hold a bachelor's degree from Norway. See admission procedures.

1 MARCH: Nordic applicants
The 1 March deadline may apply if you have a bachelor's degree from a Nordic country or are a Nordic citizen. See
 admission procedures.

15 JANUARY: International applicants
The online application is now closed for international students. Next intake is August 2016, the application form will open autumn 2015.