Norway is a high-cost country. Though USN does not charge tuition fees, it is still quite expensive to get your education in Norway because of high living expenses.
International students must document their ability to finance their stay in Norway in order to be granted a residence permit for study purposes. If you are from outside EU/EEA and admitted to a program, you need a visa/study permit. The application for study permit requires a fee (4900 NOK in 2021)
The Norwegian Directorate of Immigration requires that citizens of countries outside the EU/EEA-area and Switzerland provide documentation of financial ability, i.e. a minimum amount of money required to cover living expenses for one academic year in Norway. To acquire a student visa you must make a deposit of 126 360 NOK (2021 figure) to USN's deposit account. This is to cover living expenses for one year, and is checked by immigration before a student visa is granted to you.
In some cases we are asked if an applicant can bring his/her spouse. Please note that it is your own reponsibility to prepare if you decide to bring your family members with you. USN has no responsibility nor capacity for organising family visas, police registration, housing, schools or kindergartens to accommodate family members.
USN does not charge any tuition fees, but all students must pay a semester registration fee of around 1000 NOK (110 Euros) each semester. Please note, however, that other rules may apply for joint programmes and programmes offered in cooperation with other institutions. Please find information from the programme's web site.
For more information regarding your student permit application please use the UDI's checklist.