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

Fargegata i Stavanger sentrum

The University of Stavanger is a state university and does not charge tuition fees. However, the Norwegian Government has proposed to introduce tuition fees for foreign students outside of EU and EEA from the academic year 2023/2024. More information will be available in January 2023.

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 128 887 (April 2022, subject to change) is intended to cover living expenses during one academic year and should be transferred to the deposit account within three weeks after admission. For exchange students coming Autumn 2022, the required amount is NOK 58 585. 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.