NTNU charge no tuition fees, but all international students who are not citizens of EU/EEA/EFTA countries must be able to document that they have enough money to cover living costs while in Norway.

Minimum funding requirements for non- EU/EEA/EFTA citizens

Regulations from the Norwegian Directorate of Immigration state that all international students who are not citizens of EU/EEA/EFTA countries need to apply for a residence permit for students. This means that applicants for exchange, undergraduate or master's programmes at NTNU must document their funding source(s) (NOK 97,850 for 2014/2015) in their application.

The documentation must be given for one year at a time, so even though an international master's programme has a duration of two years, applicants only need to document funding sources for one year in their application. Exchange students who are only staying at NTNU for one semester only need to provide documentation for one semester.

How to provide documentation

In your application for admission, you may document financing by means of a bank statement and a letter of confirmation from your sponsor, but the Norwegian Directorate of Immigration will only accept confirmation of scholarships or grants or bank guarantees from a Norwegian bank.

Students in the "individual funding category" who are admitted to an international master's programme will be requested to transfer the required amount of money to NTNU's deposit account before their arrival in Norway. This deposit is for covering living expenses only (NTNU does not charge  tuition fees). The money will be transferred to the student's Norwegian bank account once the student has opened one. Information about the practical arrangements for transferring the money to your Norwegian bank account will be provided along with the admissions letter.


Oddrun W. Maaø
Senior Executive Officer
Office of International Relations, NTNU

International Master's Application Deadlines

International applicants
The online application is now open for self-financed and Quota Scheme applicants. Please note that for admission in 2015 there is no preliminary application. There is only one application, and all relevant documentation must be uploaded by the deadline 15 January.

Norwegian/Nordic applicants
A later application deadline may apply if you have a bachelor's degree from Norway/Nordic country or are a Norwegian/Nordic citizen. *Please r
efer to these admission procedures for more information.