Education in Norway
Foreign students do not have to pay for tuition, but there is a small fee payable to the student union each semester of around €50.
- International students who move to Norway solely for the purposes of undertaking a study programme are not usually eligible for a maintenance loan from the government.
- Foreign students obtaining their first residence permit are automatically given a work permit that allows them to work for up to 20 hours per week during term time and full-time during university breaks. However, when renewing their residence permit, students must show proof that they are keeping up with their studies to get their work permit renewed. This involves having their university fill out a form giving details of their achievements. Education SystemHigher education is broadly divided into:
- Universities, which concentrate on theoretical subjects (arts, humanities, natural science), Supply bachelor (3 yrs), master (5 yrs) and PhD (8 yrs) titles. Universities also run a number of professional studies, including law, medicine, dentistry, pharmacy and psychology, but these are generally separate departments that have little to do with the rest of the university institution.