Information on tuition fees, study fees, cost of living, currency exchange and banks.


The Norwegian government has decided that Norwegian universities and higher education institutions will be required to introduce tuition fees for students from countries outside the EEA (EU and EFTA countries) and Switzerland.

Tuition Fees and Scholarship for Countries in the EU or EEA

We charge no tuition fees for courses for students from the EU/EEA, but you will have to pay a minor study fee per semester, unless you are an exchange student - then your fee is waivered. Please note, however, that some courses demand additional fees for excursions and fieldtrips. Please have a look at the course description. We do not offer any scholarships to students.

Cost of living

Living expenses in Norway are relatively high. As a general guideline, the Norwegian State Educational Loan Fund estimates that the total expenditure for students amounts to NOK 10,000 per month (including housing). Read our pages and see prices about student accommodation

For examples of Norwegian prices for accommodation, food and other expenditures, please visit this webpage.

Currency exchange and banks

The currency in Norway is Norwegian kroner (NOK). 

You will need a valid ATM card to withdraw cash from an ATM. You should be able to exchange foreign currency for a fee in most banks. The opening hours in banks are very limited and they are closed on weekends.

If you are unsure if your debit/credit card will work in Norway, we recommend that you exchange to NOK or withdraw NOK at Bergen Airport or Oslo airport Gardermoen (if you have a transit there) or at home before coming to Norway.