Cost of Living and Scholarship

When you move to a new country it is difficult to know the cost of living and how long your money will last. Information about the expenses you might have as a student in Stavanger is provided in this section.

Cost of Living and Scholarship

Cost of Living

Norway is one of the most expensive countries in the world and it is difficult to know the living-costs and how long the money will last. However, as a student you can access discounts and significantly reduce your expenses. Manage your budget well and you can enjoy a wide range of activities.

It is important to bear in mind that the Norwegian Directorate of Immigration (UDI) requires that applicants for a Norwegian study permit document financial means. The current rate of NOK  123 519 (June 2020, subject to change) is intended to cover living expenses during one academic year and should be transferred to the deposit account as soon as possible after admission, latest by 1 August for the academic year 2020-2021. If you plan to stay for one semester, only half of the amount is required. This amount does not include your plane ticket to and from Norway but should include all costs once you arrive here (food, housing, books, entertainment, excursions, etc.).

Here you will find an overview of estimated living expenses for a student living in Stavanger.

Semester fee

The University of Stavanger is a state university and does not charge tuition fees. All students are required to pay a semester fee of NOK 735 per semester, with the exception of exchange students.


Programmes with scholarships at UiS:

Please see the programme’s websites for more information.

Students applying to other programmes must apply as self-financing students.