Tuition fees for international students

Students with citizenship from countries outside the European Union, the European Economic Area and Switzerland, must pay tuition fees.

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Starting the academic year 2023/24, the Norwegian government has decided to introduce tuition fees. Students who have already been admitted to study programmes at the university prior to this, or exchange students through partner universities, are not affected.

The tuition fees will be adjusted annually.

How much are the tuition fees?

Can I apply for an exemption?

Some international applicants do not have to pay tuition fees and can apply for an exemption after admission.

How do I pay?

Admitted applicants will receive payment information. When we have received the payment, we will issue a statement you can use to apply for your study permit/student residence permit.

Documentation of funding for study permit

Applicants from countries utside the EU/EEA/EFTA must, in addition to paying tuition fees, document to have sufficient funding for living costs in Norway. This is required in your application for a study permit to the Norwegian Directorate of Immigration. Applicants to UiB are therefore required to document funding in their application for admission.

Most students will finance all or most of their living costs with a student loan from their home country, with savings, or with support from a sponsor or relatives.

Scholarships and cost of living

The University of Bergen does not offer any scholarships. The website Study in Norway presents an overview of scholarships and other types of funding for international students who would like to study in Norway.