Tuition fees for international students

Students with citizenship from a country outside of the EU/EEA and Switzerland are required to pay tuition fees at the University of Stavanger. The tuition fees will not affect students who have already started their studies before autumn 2023 or exchange students from partner universities.

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How much is the tuition fee?

The prices for students starting in the academic year 2024/2025 are published at Tuition fees for 2024/2025.

How and when to pay the tuition fee?

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

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

The fee must be paid in Norwegian currency. Contact your local bank to find the exchange rate between the Norwegian krone and your currency.

Deadline to pay the tuition fee for students who need a study permit: 10 June

Deadline to pay the tuition fee for other students: 1 September

Deadline to pay the tuition fee for Spring Semester: 1 February

Important Notice

You must NOT pay the tuition fee to the deposit account for living expenses.

How to apply for an exemption?

Some applicants may be exempt from paying tuition fees based on permanent residence in Norway or other close connections with Norway. Read more about exemptions and documentation requirements.

Applicants who have received and accepted an offer of admission will receive instructions on how to apply for an exemption via email.

Application deadline for students who need to apply for a study permit: 1 June

Application deadline for other students: 20 August

Application deadline for Spring semester: 20 January

Students who need a study permit

When applying for a study permit in Norway, the Norwegian Directorate of Immigration (UDI) requires non-EU/EEA citizens to document their financial ability. The amount required for the academic year 2024/2025 is currently of NOK 151 690 (adjusted yearly). This amount comes in addition to the tuition fees.

Read more about the student residence permit application.

How to apply for a refund?

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 the census date:

Deadline for Autumn Semester: 1 September

Deadline for Spring semester: 1 February

Please note that if you are a continuing student (currently enrolled student), and you apply after the first day of teaching but before the census date, a penalty fee of NOK 5000 will be applied.

Regulations related to fees for international students outside the EEA and Switzerland (pdf)

You need to inform the Admission Office about your withdrawal in a written form within the deadline.


If you have questions about the tuition fees, please send an email to

Tuition fees