Norwegian Government Quota Scheme for Eastern European, Developing & Central Asian Countries | 2013/14



Norwegian Government Quota Scheme. Norwegian Government offers Quota Scheme for Developing Countries’ Students in Norway. The scheme normally includes courses taught in English at Master’s and PhD level, in addition to certain professional degrees at selected Norway Universities. Full details:

School(Institutions/ Country): Selected Norway Universities | Norway

Level: Master’s and PhD Degree

Field(s): Any of the courses offered by the Selected Norway Universities.

Deadline: December 01, 2013

Funded By: Norwegian Government


Beneficiaries(Target Groups): Norwegian Government Quota Scheme is targeted for International Students: The students of Afghanistan, Algeria, Angola, Bangladesh, Benin, Bhutan, Bolivia, Brazil, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, China, Colombia, Comoros, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Djibouti, East Timor, Ecuador, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, El Salvador, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gambia, Ghana, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, India, Indonesia, Iraq, Iran, Ivory Coast, Jordan, Kenya, Kiribati, Laos, Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar,  Malawi, Maldives, Mali, Marshall islands, Mauritania, Micronesia, Mongolia, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar (Burma), Namibia, Nepal, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, Niue, North Korea, Pakistan, Palestinian territories, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Phillipines, Republic of the Congo (Congo-Brazzaville), Rwanda, São Tomé & Príncipe, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Solomon islands, Somalia, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Swaziland, Syria, South Africa, Tanzania, Tchad, Thailand, The Democratic Republic of Congo (Zaire), Togo, Tonga, Tunisia, Tuvalu, Uganda, 

Vanuatu, Vietnam, Western Samoa, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Yemen, Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Georgia, Kyrgyzstan , Kosovo, Macedonia, Moldova, Russian Federation, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine and Uzbekistan.

Benefits(Value/ Inclusions):

Award No: The objective of the scheme is to promote the internationalisation of higher education. Currently, the scheme provides full scholarships for a total of 1 100 students, of which 800 are from developing countries and 300 from Eastern Europe and Central Asia.

Scholarship Duration: Norwegian Government offers full scholarships.

Scholarship covers: The Norwegian State Educational Loan Fund is responsible for managing the financial support provided for the Quota students. Each student receives the same amount of money as a Norwegian student would do in an equivalent educational programme. About 30 per cent of the amount is given as a grant and 70 per cent as a loan. However, the loan portion may be waived when the student returns to his/her home country after completing the course of study. Students who stay in Norway after finishing their studies or take up residence in another country than their home country must repay their loan. Normally, the financial support given will not exceed a time span of four years for one definite study plan or a combination of two programmes. Part-time studies are not supported.

Description


Norwegian Government Quota Scheme

The objective of the scheme is to promote the internationalisation of higher education. Currently, the scheme provides full scholarships for a total of 1 100 students, of which 800 are from developing countries and 300 from Eastern Europe and Central Asia.

Each year universities and university colleges in Norway are allocated a certain number of quota students.

The scheme normally includes courses taught in English at Master’s and PhD level, in addition to certain professional degrees.

The Norwegian State Educational Loan Fund is responsible for managing the financial support provided for the Quota students.

Each student receives the same amount of money as a Norwegian student would do in an equivalent educational programme.

About 30 per cent of the amount is given as a grant and 70 per cent as a loan. However, the loan portion may be waived when the student returns to his/her home country after completing the course of study.

Students who stay in Norway after finishing their studies or take up residence in another country than their home country must repay their loan.

Normally, the financial support given will not exceed a time span of four years for one definite study plan or a combination of two programmes. Part-time studies are not supported.

Eligibility

Norwegian Government Quota Scheme

The Quota Scheme will only enrol students from institutions (organisations, universities, authorities) which have collaboration agreements with Norwegian universities or university colleges.

Norwegian institutions usually do not admit free movers (individual applicants) to this scheme. Only in very special cases will free movers be considered. Please contact the institutions directly for individual information.

Students who come to Norway as self-financing students will, as a rule, not be considered as being qualified for the Quota Scheme.


Students usually apply for degree programmes that serve as a continuation of their studies in their home country or for courses which can be a joint part of a degree programme in their home country (joint degree or sandwich programmes).

Most of the programmes offered are at Master’s or PhD level, but the Quota Scheme also offers certain Bachelor’s study programmes.

Scholarship Application Method

All inquiries should be directed to the International Office at the institution in question. Applications should be sent directly to the institutions and SIU is not responsible for received applications.

Scholarship Application Due Date: The deadline for applications for the Norwegian Government Quota Scheme is usually 1st December every year.

It is important to read the application procedure, and visit the official websites (link found below) for detailed information on how to apply for this scholarship.

Application forms and guidelines can be download from the official website

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