Funding – for Refugees

The public universities in Norway offer tuition free education also to international students. If you have been granted an asylum (protection) in Norway you may be eligible for loans and grants from the Norwegian State Educational Loan Fund (Lånekassen).

Educational Support for Refugees

The Lånekassen has produced a broshure about the loans and stipends available for you as a refugee (you will find it here).  It is also available in Norwegian - here.

How to Apply?

Apply online at for funding as soon as you get accepted to the study you want to take. Remember to either enclose any required attachments electronically or send them in the post as soon as you have applied.


Before applying for financial support you must have:

  1. A residence permit (please enclose letter from the Directorate of Immigration (UDI) which states the grounds on which you have been granted a residence permit)
  2. A letter of admission from a Norwegian educational institution
  3. Norwegian personal identity number (personnummer) which you will need to fill in the application form


More Questions about Funding?

Kindly refer to Lånekassen's website.