Scholarships and Costs

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.

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The University of Stavanger does not offer any other scholarships. Students applying to other programmes must apply as self-financing students.

More information about required financial ability in order to obtain the study permit (visa) for non-EU students can be found in Visa and Study Permit.

Tuition fees and semester fee

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From the academic year 2023/2024, non-EU/EEA citizens are required to pay tuition fees at the University of Stavanger. 

All students are required to pay a semester fee per semester, with the exception of exchange students.

Cost of Living

Stavanger downtown. Photo by: Gunnar Ridderström

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.

Students who need a study permit

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 151 690 (March 2024, adjusted yearly) is intended to cover living expenses during one academic year.

Exchange students must document NOK 68 950 for the autumn semester 2024 and NOK 82 740 for the spring semester 2025. This amount does not include your plane tickets to and from Norway but should include all costs once you arrive here (food, housing, books, entertainment, excursions, etc.).

Please see Step 5 of our application guide for inbound exchange students for more information on proof of funds.

Exchange students coming with an Erasmus+ grant

Please submit documentation showing that you will receive Erasmus+ grant for the entire exchange period in your study permit application. You may also submit this documentation to us in the exchange application portal for a confirmation of funds in your admission letter.

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

Cost of Living 2023 (pdf).