Students who will pursue a degree at NTNU and who are not eligible for a fellowship or scholarship programme, are welcome at NTNU provided they can pay their living expenses. Please note, there are no tuition fees at NTNU!
Minimum funding requirements
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 (www.udi.no). This means that applicants for undergraduate or international master's programmes at NTNU under the Individual funding category must document their funding source(s) (NOK 94.400 for 2013/2014) in their application. Even though an international master's programme has a duration of two years, applicants only need to document funding for one year in their application.
How to provide documentation
In your application for admission to an international master's programme, 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 life expences only (NTNU does not have 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 the Norwegian bank account will be provided along with the admissions letter.
International Master's Application
Self-financed and Quota Scheme
Apply using the preliminary application for Self-financed and Quota Scheme students.
A later deadline may apply if you have a bachelor's degree from Norway/Nordic country, and are a Norwegian/Nordic citizen: Refer to these admission procedures for more information.