Non-EU / non-EEA applicants

Proof of financing

NTNU charges no tuition fees, but regulations from the Norwegian Directorate of Immigration state that

all international students who are not citizens of EU/EEA/EFTA countries must document that they have enough money to live in Norway. For the 2019 intake this amount is NOK 116 369. Successful applicants who are given an offer of admission will later be asked to transfer this amount to NTNU's deposit account. 

NTNU offers no scholarships. 


Documenting financing when applying

When applying to NTNU, applicants who are not citizens of EU/EEA/EFTA countries must provide documentation that they have enough money to live in Norway. This can be documented with: 

  • A bank statement showing that you have a minimum of NOK 116 369 in your bank account
    • The bank statement can not be more than three months old
    • The bank statement can be in any currency
    • All documentation must be in English or come with an English translation
       
  • A signed letter +  a bank statement from your sponsor showing a minimum of  NOK 116 369
    • Anyone can be your sponsor, including family members
    • The letter must state that the sponsor will cover NOK 116 369, and the letter must be signed. You can use any format
    • The bank statement can not be more than three months old
    • The bank statement can be in any currency
    • All documentation must be in English or come with an English translation
       
  • A scholarship or stipend confirmation
    • There is no particuar format
    • All documentation must be in English or come with an English translation

The documentation of financing is to be provided for one year at a time. Exchange students who are staying at NTNU for one semester only need to document half the amount. 


Transferring money after you have received an offer of admission

Non-EU /non-EEA /non-EFTA applicants who are granted admission to NTNU must 

transfer NOK 116 369 to NTNU's deposit account before arrival in Norway. 

This a requirement from the Norwegian Directorate of Immigration to make sure that students who are admitted to Norwegian institutions have sufficient means to cover their living expenses. The money will be transferred back to you at the beginning of the semester. If you for some reason cannot start your studies, the money will be returned to your bank account in your home country. 

Information about the practical arrangements for transferring money to the deposit account will be provided in the admission letter from NTNU.

Cost of living

The deposit money required by UDI is a guideline for how much it costs to live as a student in Norway. See the Practical information section for an outline of how much you will need to budget for food, housing and transportation.