How to get Norway Student Visa

Learn the steps and requirements for obtaining a Norway student visa, including getting accepted to a Norwegian school, proving financial stability, arranging accommodation, and completing necessary paperwork.


3/9/20241 min read

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Are you a student from another country who wants to study in Norway? Whether you love the beautiful fjords or the busy cities, you'll need a student visa to make it happen. This guide will explain everything you need to know about getting a Norway student visa.

What You Need for a Norway Student Visa

To get a Norway student visa, you have to meet certain requirements:

1. Get Accepted to a Norwegian School:

- Make sure the school you choose is approved by the Norwegian Agency for Quality Assurance in Education.

- You need to study full-time.

2. Money Stuff:

- Show that you have enough money to pay for school and living costs.

- You'll need at least NOK 123,519 (about USD 13,600) per year for living expenses, plus tuition.

- You can use savings, loans, grants, or money from a job.

3. Find a Place to Stay:

- Arrange your housing in Norway, either by renting or using what the school provides.

4. Paperwork for Your Visa:

- Your passport

- Fill out the Norway Student Visa Application Form

- Two passport-sized photos

- A letter saying you got into school

- Proof you have enough money (like bank statements or a support letter)

- If you work, show your work contract

- Proof of tuition payment

- Proof of where you'll live

- Extra rules for people outside their home country or minors.

5. Health Insurance:

- Make sure you have health insurance while you're in Norway.

How Long Your Visa Lasts

Your Norway student visa lasts as long as your program:

- If you're doing a bachelor's degree, it covers the whole program, usually 3 years.

- For master's degrees, it matches the program length, usually 2 years.

- PhD programs can last 3 to 4 years.

Remember, your visa ends when your study program does, so keep up with school and renew your visa as needed.

Getting a Norway student visa is an exciting step toward your education. Follow the rules, gather your papers, and enjoy studying in Norway!