Financing your studies
NHH is a publicly funded university and charges no application or tuition fees.
The Norwegian Government has proposed to introduce a tuition fee for international students from outside EU/EEA/Switzerland from August 2023. We do not know if the parliament will accept the proposal, or what the tuition amount would be. We will update our information to prospective students as soon as a decision has been made, and before the application deadline in February.
As a student at NHH you are required to pay a small semester registration fee to the Student Welfare Organisation in Bergen (Sammen), which allows you to benefit from their services. The amount is currently approximately NOK 800 per semester.
Some international applicants must document their financial ability in order to be granted a residence permit to study in Norway.
Budget and living costs
To get an idea of the living expenses for students in Norway, please refer to
- Reference Budget for Consumer Expenditures from Consumption Research Norway
- the Visit Norway Web site
Scholarships and grants
NHH does not offer scholarships or other forms of financial support to students. Please contact your home university, the educational authorities or funding organisations in your home country to find out if you are eligible for funding.
You may also consult the Study in Norway Web site and The Norwegian Centre for International Cooperation in Education (Diku) for scholarship opportunities available from the Norwegian government.
Scholarships provided by others (please see the links for information, deadlines and application forms):
- E.ON Stipendienfonds (PDF 700 kb)
- Claes Isacson Scholarship
- The Research Council of Norway
- Erasmus+ Master loans
- The Fulbright Scholar Program (US citizens only)
- Norway-America Association (US citizens only)
- Torskeklubben (US citizens only)
Part time work
- EU/EEA students do not need a work permit, and may work in Norway after registering with the police.
- Non-EU/EEA students may work up to 20 hours per week (full-time during the holidays) during their first year of study. The part-time work permit must be renewed and depends on satisfactory study progress. Please consult the web pages of the Norwegian Directorate of Immigration (UDI) for more information.