Document your financing

Preliminary documentation of financing must be submitted at the time of application for admission.

When you apply, financing must be documented in one of the following ways:

  • A recent official bank statement in the applicant's name
  • A sponsor guarantee letter and sponsor’s recent official bank statement. The sponsor should be aware that the required amount must be available as soon as the applicant is admitted. Sponsor's letter and documentation must be submitted in the application portal by the applicant
  • A letter confirming that you are eligible for a scholarship/student loan from your home country

Required amount

The amount is set by the Norwegian Directorate of Immigration (UDI) and is NOK 126 357 (one hundred and twenty-six thousand three hundred and fifty-seven) for the academic year 2021/2022. The amount is subject to change annually. The required amount can be documented in the currency of your choice.

Who must document financing?

The Norwegian Directorate of Immigration (UDI) requires that citizens of countries outside the EU/EEA area and Switzerland can provide documentation of financial ability, i.e. a minimum amount of money required to cover living expenses for each academic year in Norway.

Please note that applicants who do not provide satisfactory documentation of financing within the application deadline will be considered ineligible for admission regardless of their academic qualifications.

If you are offered admission:

If you are offered admission, UDI will require the amount to be transferred to your own Norwegian bank account or the university's account, if you do not have your own, in connection with the student residence permit application. Instructions for the funds transfer are provided with the admission offer.


If you have any questions, please check out our frequently asked questions page.

Published 12. October 2016 - 9:18 - Updated 11. October 2021 - 11:08