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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Piggy bank. Photo by: Fabian Blank

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.

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 137 907 (April 2023, adjusted yearly) is intended to cover living expenses during one academic year and should be transferred to the deposit account within three weeks after admission. Exchange students must document NOK 62 685 for the autumn semester 2023 and NOK 75 222 for the spring semester 2024. 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.).

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

Cost of Living 2023 (pdf).