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How to finance your studies

There are no tuition fees at HiOA, but you'll need money for accommodation, food, study material and other living expenses.

How to finance your studies

There are no tuition fees at HiOA, but you'll need money for accommodation, food, study material and other living expenses.

HiOA does not offer any scholarships. You can read more at Scholarship Portal about scholarships available for studying in Europe.

If you are admitted through scholarship programs or exchange programmes such as ERASMUS  and NORDPLUS your home institution is responsible for distributing grants that will cover some of your expenses. As the size of these grants vary, please contact your home institution to find out the exact amount.

In order to obtain a residence permit as a student from outside the EU/EEA-area or as a full degree student (except Quota students) you need to document sufficient funding as described under Residence and work permit.

You are responsible for financing your own studies and your stay in Norway.

Student Budget and Cost of Living

If you are offered a student room from the Student Welfare Organisation (SiO) you have to pay a deposit of between 6,000-16,000 NOK when you sign the housing contract (two months rent).

Accommodation 3 500
Food 2 200
Transport 500
Communication 300
Books and supplies 1 500
Other costs (entertainment, clothing, health care, training centre etc.) 2 000
Total

10 000 NOK

 

Norwegian students living on a student loan from the Norwegian State Educational Loan Fund receive approximately 9 800 NOK per month. Many students work part-time in addition to their studies in order to make ends meet. As an international student you are allowed to work 20 hours a week.