Tuition fees

Rates for the academic year 2024/2025. Please note that prices are adjusted annually.

Fees per yearStudy programme
NOK 275 000Videreutdanning veterinær
Tilleggsutdannelse for utenlandske veterinærer
Veterinærmedisin - Profesjonsstudium
NOK 225 000Landscape Architecture for Global Sustainability
NOK 150 000  Agroecology
Animal Science
Animal Breeding and Genetics
Aquaculture
Aquatic Food Production
Arctic Environment Forensics
Bioinformatikk og anvendt statistikk (taught in Norwegian)
Biologi (taught in Norwegian)
Bioteknologi (taught in Norwegian)
Data Science
Ecology
Entreprenørskap og innovasjon (taught in Norwegian)
Fornybar energi (taught in Norwegian)
Genome Science
Husdyrvitenskap (taught in Norwegian)
Internasjonale miljøstudier (taught in Norwegian)
Intelligent Water Technology
International Environmental Studies
Matvitenskap (taught in Norwegian)
Miljøvitenskap (taught in Norwegian)
Miljø og naturressurser (taught in Norwegian)
Miljøfysikk (taught in Norwegian)
Naturforvaltning (taught in Norwegian)
Photonics
Plant Sciences
Urban Agriculture
NOK 125 000​Applied Economics and Sustainability
Economics and Environmental Governance
Global Development Studies
Global Economy and Politics
International Relations
NOK 85 000 ​Bachelor's programs taught in Norwegian:
Akvakultur
Biologi
Bioteknologi
Dyrepleie
Energi- og miljøfysikk
Fornybar energi
Geomatikk
Husdyrvitenskap
Kjemi
Landskapsingeniør
Matvitenskap og ernæring
Miljøvitenskap
Økologi- og naturforvaltning
Plantevitenskap
Skogfag
Årsstudium i realfag
NOK 80 000BSc International Environment and Development Studies

Fees for new programmes will be announced as soon as possible.

When applying, you must document sufficient funds for any of the programmes you are applying to.

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. We do not require a specific format for the sponsor letter.
  • A letter confirming that you are eligible for a scholarship/student loan from your home country.

How to pay the tuition fee?

Applicants from countries outside the EEA and Switzerland who have accepted their offer of admission will receive an invoice by e-mail. The invoice will provide instructions for paying the tuition fee. 

The deadline for paying the tuition fee will be two weeks after the invoice is issued. It can take up to three weeks for the university to register the payment, depending on the bank connection. 

When the university has registered the payment, we will send a confirmation by e-mail. This can be used as documentation when applying for a student residence permit, cf. below.

The tuition fee must be paid in full before each academic year. It is not possible to pay the tuition fee in installments.

If you have paid the tuition fee, but later have to withdraw from the study place, you can apply to have the tuition fee refunded within 15 September. We will provide information on how to apply for a refund in due course. 

Current students

Students who are currently enrolled at NMBU must pay the tuition fees by 1 June for the next academic year. Instructions regarding this will be sent by e-mail. Students who become eligible for an exemption during the academic year must inform SiT before this deadline.

Exemptions

Students offered admission may apply for exemption from paying the fees based on one of the reasons given below. Please note that it is not possible to combine the various grounds for exemption.
If you are granted an exemption, you will receive a confirmation which can be used as documentation when applying for a student residence permit.
If you are offered admission, you will be informed on how to apply for an exemption from the tuition fees. Most students must reapply for exemptions each academic year.

  • Applicants with a permanent residence permit in Norway may be exempt from paying tuition fees.

    Documentation: 

    • Copy of your passport or national ID card 
    • Copy of your residence card
    • Copy of the decision letter from the Norwegian Directorate of Immigration (UDI)
  • Applicants who have been granted protection (asylum) in Norway may be exempt from paying tuition fees.

    Documentation: 

    • Copy of your passport or national ID card 
    • Copy of your residence card 
    • Copy of the decision letter from the Norwegian Directorate of Immigration (UDI) 
  • You do not have to pay tuition fees if you are married to a Norwegian citizen or are the legal partner of a Norwegian citizen. Both you and your spouse or legal partner must live in Norway.  

    Documentation: 

    • Copy of your passport or national ID card 
    • Copy of your residence card 
    • Copy of your marriage certificate from the Norwegian Tax Administration or from the foreign authority who officiated the wedding
    • Copy of the residence certificate for you and your spouse/legal partner
    • Copy of your spouse passport or national ID card
    • Copy of the decision letter from the Norwegian Directorate of Immigration (UDI)
  • You have been granted residency in Norway as a family member of an EU/EEA resident. The EU/EEA resident must have other grounds for residency then studies. Family here includes father, mother, spouse, or cohabitant the student has a child with. 

    Documentation: 

    • Copy of your passport or national ID card 
    • Copy of your residence card
    • Copy of the decision letter from the Norwegian Directorate of Immigration (UDI)
    • Copy of the registration certificate for your family member
  • 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.

    Documentation: 

    • Copy of your passport or national ID card 
    • Copy of your residence card or registration certificate
    • Copy of the decision letter from the Norwegian Directorate of Immigration (UDI)
  • You have a residence permit due to family immigration. The person you have been reunited with must be a Norwegian citizen or have a reason other than studies for residency in Norway.

    Documentation: 

    • Copy of your passport or national ID card 
    • Copy of your residence card 
    • Copy of the decision letter from the Norwegian Directorate of Immigration (UDI)
    • Copy of the residence card or registration certificate for your family member
  • Applicants 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.


    Documentation: 

    • Copy of your passport or national ID card 
    • Copy of your residence card 
    • Certificate from your employer, printout of the determination of income tax, salary and deduction statements, payslips or corresponding documentation.
    • Copy of the decision letter from the Norwegian Directorate of Immigration (UDI)
  • You do not have to pay tuition fees if you are cohabiting with and have children with a Norwegian citizen. Both you and your cohabiting person must live in Norway.

    Documentation: 

    • Copy of your passport or national ID card
    • Copy of your residence card
    • Copy of the residence certificate for you, your cohabitating person and your child
    • Copy of your spouse passport or national ID card
    • Copy of the decision letter from the Norwegian Directorate of Immigration (UDI)
  • 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.

    During the qualifying period, you cannot have received support for the education from public education support schemes or Norwegian public support schemes for development. We will ask you to confirm this in the online application form. 

    Documentation:

    • Copy of your passport or national ID card 
    • Copy of your residence card 
    • Copy of transcripts or diplomas for education completed in Norway
    • Copy of the decision letter from the Norwegian Directorate of Immigration (UDI)