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NORWAY Migration Option

Did you know that Norwegians read more than other populations in the world?

Did you know that Norway is the second happiest country in the world after Finland?

Did you know you can study Medicine, Dentistry, Law, Humanities, social sciences, Natural Sciences and Education for free in Norway?

Tuition in Norway

There are several tuition free Universities in Norway that offer English taught Master’s and PhD programmes to international students – Nigerians inclusive. Some of these include:

  • Norwegian University of Science and Technology
  • Nord University
  • Oslo Metropolitan University
  • University of Bergen
  • Bergen University College (semester fee of 590 NOK)
  • The Arctic University of Tromso
  • University of Stavanger
  • BI Norwegian Business School
  • University of Oslo
  • Inland Norway University of Applied Sciences
  • Norwegian School of Economics
  • Western Norway University of Applied Sciences
  • University of Adger
  • University of South – Eastern Norway

Living cost

In order to be granted a student resident permit in Norway, you must provide proof of funds (bank statement) as evidence of your ability to finance your stay. You are required to have at least 123,519 NOK per year to cover for housing, food and other expenses. This implies that for a year, you will need to show proof of about 5,000,000 naira only.

Applying for a Master’s program in Norway

Most Universities require a semester fee of about 590 NOK to 625 NOK (25,000 naira) for you to get access to a range of welfare services such as reasonably priced housing, sport, cafeterias, health and child care services, career and counselling services. Generally, application opens in October but ends in December for international students. This gives them ample time to await their offer letter and apply for Visa. This year application for Non-EEA/EU student is December 15th, 2020.

Post Study Option:

You’re eligible to work part-time for about 20 hours while you study. During the holidays, you can work full-time.

For most universities, since tuition is free you are expected to have a minimum of NOK 123,519 (about 5,085,894 naira) in your bank account.

  • The bank statement must not be more than 3 months
  • It can be an account in any currency (as long as the money complete, LOL)
  • All documents must be written in English
  • If you are being sponsored, a signed letter and bank statement of your sponsor

After receiving admission, universities ask that international students who have been granted admission must transfer NOK 123,519 to the Universities deposit account before arrival in Norway. The Norwegian Directorate of Immigration requires this to ensure that students who are admitted possess sufficient means to finance their stay and living cost. This fund will be transferred back to you at the beginning of the semester. If after admission has been issued you choose to defer or for some reason cannot commence the program, the money will be returned to your bank account.

Student visa Requirements to Norway

  • An application fee of NOK 4900 (about 200,000 naira)
  • You must have an admission letter from a Norwegian college or University
  • You must study full time
  • You must have funds to finance your stay, at least for a year (this can include student loans, grants, personal funds in a Norwegian account or deposit account of your university or a combination of both.
  • You must have an accommodation
  • You must prove that you will return to your home country after studies (either a business you own, your family ties, study leave showing you’ve been granted leave for study)

Best of luck with your application, if you’re the one going for it. Be sure to share this with anyone you know who is looking to study abroad.

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  2. I am 44 years old with a wife and 3 kids, can I apply for masters program for me and my family with HND in electrical electronics engineering and have graduated over 17 years ago?

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