Tuition Fees

The Norwegian Government has implemented tuition fees for non-EU/EEA citizens starting in the academic year 2023/2024. Non-EU/EEA citizens are now required to pay tuition fees at all Norwegian Higher Education Institutions. Unfortunately, this affects all new applicants to NMBU. This results in the following estimated tuition fee per program, per year: 

Fees per year

Study programme

NOK 225 000 Landscape Architecture for Global Sustainability
NOK 150 000  

Agroecology
Animal Science
Aquaculture
Aquatic Food Production
Arctic Environment Forensics
Data Science
Ecology
Genome Science
International Environmental Studies
Photonics
Plant Sciences

NOK 125 000​ Global Development Studies
Applied Economics and Sustainability
International Relations
NOK 80 000 ​ BSc International Environment and Development Studies

If admission is offered, the tuition fees for your first year must be paid in full by 15 May. This is in addition to and separate from the funds (living costs in the amount of NOK 128 887 for the academic year 2022-2023) which must be documented to secure the study permit. Instructions on how to pay the tuition fees will be provided when and if admission is offered.
Information on fees for study programmes taught in Norwegian will be published as soon as they are set. 

Possible exemptions (may be subject to change)

Exemptions from paying tuition fees may be decided by the Ministry of Education and Research. These have not been solidified, but if any of the following applies to you, you may be exempt from paying tuition fees:

  • Permanent residence permit
    Applicants with a permanent residence permit in Norway may be exempt from paying tuition fees.
  • Protection (asylum)
    Applicants who have been granted protection (asylum) in Norway may be exempt from paying tuition fees.
  • Married to a Norwegian citizen
    Applicants who are married to, or cohabiting with and have joint children with a Norwegian citizen may be exempt from paying tuition fees. Both you and your spouse/cohabiting partner must live in Norway.
  • Family member of an EU/EEA citizen living in Norway
    Applicants who have a right of residence as a family member of an EU/EEA citizen may be exempt from paying tuition fees. The EU/EEA citizen must have grounds for residence in Norway other than studying.
  • Citizens of the United Kingdom 
    During a transitional period that lasted until 2020, the United Kingdom was to be treated as if it were still a member of the EU and the EEA. If you are a citizen of the United Kingdom, who were entitled to reside in Norway in accordance with the EEA agreement before the end of the transition period (31.12.2020), you may be exempt from paying tuition fees. You must have stayed in Norway.  
    If you came to Norway 1 January 2021 or later, you are not exempt from the tuition fees.
  • Family immigration
    Applicants with a residence permit because of family immigration may be exempt from paying tuition fees. The person the student has been reunited with must either be a Norwegian citizen or a foreign national with a reason for residence in Norway other than studying. 
  • Full-time work
    Appliants who have lived in and have had continuous full-time employment in Norway for at least 24 months immediately prior to commencing studies, may be exempt from paying tuition fees. The person must have had a residence permit as an employee and paid tax to Norway during this period. There must be no breaks during this period and the period in which you start your studies. Nevertheless, exceptions may be made for breaks of up to one year in connection with illness or childbirth.
  • 3 years of continous studies in Norway

    Applicants who have been undertaking continuous study in Norway over a period of at least three years, and have completed studies corresponding to at least three years of full-time studies (equivalent to 180 credits), may be exempt from paying tuition fees. There should be no break between the studies you have completed in Norway and the new study programme you are planning to attend. Nevertheless, exceptions may be made for breaks of up to one year in connection with illness or childbirth. Restrictions may apply.

This webpage will be updated as more information becomes available.

 

Published 21. January 2023 - 11:55 - Updated 8. March 2023 - 7:52