Financing for the Quota Scheme and Admission Requirements
The Quota Scheme covers living expenses while studying in Norway, travel allowances according to fixed national rates at a minimum student price, support to cover field work periods in the students' home country as part of the study programme in Norway. The funding is given as a part loan/part grant by the Norwegian State Educational Loan Fund. After completing the programme and returning to the student's home country (-and permanently settles down in his/her home country) the loan part is converted to a scholarship. If residence is taken in Norway, the scholarship is converted back to a loan and must be repaid.
The Norwegian State Educational Loan Fund is responsible for managing the financial support provided for the Quota students.
Travelling expenses for entry into Norway may be reimbursed (fixed price). Students may also apply for one annual home visit if the educational programme lasts more than one year, as well as financial support for travelling expenses for field work during the course of study. When the student returns home within 3 months after finishing the course, the cost of travelling home (fixed price) is covered by the Norwegian State Educational Loan Fund.
Please note that according to the regulations, students who are pregnant at arrival will not be granted maternity scholarship.
- Formal admission requirements for Master's programmes
- As admission is extremely competitive, applicants should have excellent academic records (minimum B+/upper second/GPA 3.3/4
- Link to NTNU's formal cooperation agreements
- Comply with the rules and regulations set by the Norwegian State Educational Loan Fund
*For admission under the Quota Scheme, NTNU will only consider candidates attached to one of NTNU's formal cooperation agreements. Applicants will be asked to indicate that they belong to at least one of the following categories in the electronic preliminary application to be able to proceed with their application:
a) Permanently employed at one of NTNU's collaborating institutions
b) Temporary employed at one of NTNU's collaborating institutions
c) Presently studying at one of NTNU's collaborating institutions
d) Graduates with a first degree from one of NTNU's collaborating institutions
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS - APPLICATION PROCEDURES