Studies - Financing and scholarships
There are no tuition fees at NTNU.
However, students need to cover their own living expenses.
Furthermore, all international students who are not citizens of EU/EEA/EFTA countries must be able to document that they have enough funding to live in Norway in order to be granted a student visa. Read more about documenting financing here.
Tuition fees may be charged starting 2023
Please note that the Norwegian government has proposed the introduction of tuition fees for students from outside the EU/EEA/EFTA, starting in the 2023 autumn semester. A decision is expected by mid-December 2022.
We cannot yet say what the rates will be if tuition fees are introduced. More information will be posted if the change is approved by parliament.
This change will not affect students admitted to degrees starting 2022, nor exchange students from partner universities.
Stipends and loans for master´s degree students
NTNU does generally not offer any stipends/scholarships or loans. However, we recommend that you investigate if there are any funding opportunities yourself. Below are some possibilities that may be of relevance. Any specific scholarships offered by NTNU will be listed here.
- Erasmus Mundus: scholarships for EU-students
- Anglo-Norse Society: £2,500 is awarded each year to the best qualified British citizen receiving admission to a master´s degree at NTNU. You do not need to apply.
- EU loans: Some EU countries offers its citizens favourable loans to help you finance a master degree in an Erasmus+ Programme country
- NORPART MA Scholarships: NTNU offers five scholarships to students from Ethiopia who will pursue MPhil in childhood studies in the academic year 2023/2024 (Note: Changes to this scholarship scheme may arise if the motion to introduce tuition fees in Norway passes)
- GSEP - Global Sustainable Electricity Partnership: Scholarship for outstanding Master's-level students from developing countries in fields related to sustainable energy development.
- BiGTREE (South America): Scholarship for students who exchange to NTNU from one of the following:
- Universidad del Rosario
- Universidad del Valle
- Universidad ICESI
(Note: Changes to this scholarship scheme may arise if the motion to introduce tuition fees in Norway passes)
Tuition fees at Norwegian universities
Norwegian authorities have decided that students from countries outside the EU/EEA/EFTA must pay tuition fees at Norwegian universities, beginning in the 2023 autumn semester.
This does not apply to exchange students from partner universities, or to students from the EU/EEA/EFTA.
More information, including the expected costs of tuition fees, will be provided once available.