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How to finance your studies

How to finance your studies

There are no tuition fees at OsloMet, but you will need money for accommodation, food, study material and other living expenses.

Please note that Oslo Metropolitan University does not take responsibility for any changes or cancellations outside our control caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. This includes any economical or practical challenges that might occur for individual students as a result of the pandemic.

How to finance your studies

There are no tuition fees at OsloMet, but you will need money for accommodation, food, study material and other living expenses.

OsloMet does not offer any scholarships. You can read more at the Scholarship Portal (scholarshipportal.eu) about scholarships available for studying in Europe, as well as on Study in Norway (studyinnorway.no).

If you are admitted through scholarship programmes or exchange programmes such as Erasmus+ and NORDPLUS, your home institution is responsible for distributing grants that will cover some of your expenses. As the size of these grants vary, please contact your home institution to find out the exact amount.

In order to obtain a residence permit as a student from outside the EU/EEA-area or as a full degree student you need to document sufficient funding as described under residence and work permit.

You are responsible for financing your own studies and your stay in Norway.

Student budget and cost of living

If you are offered student housing from the Student Welfare Organisation (SiO) (sio.no) you have to pay a deposit of between NOK 6,000-16,000 when you sign the housing contract (two months rent).

  • Accommodation: NOK 3500-12000 but expect to pay 5000-9000
  • Food: NOK 3000
  • Transport: NOK 500
  • Communication: NOK 300
  • Books and supplies: NOK 1500
  • Other costs (e.g. entertainment, clothing, health care, gym membership): NOK 2400
  • Total: from NOK 11200

Norwegian students living on a student loan from the Norwegian State Educational Loan Fund receive approximately NOK 11200 per month. Many students work part-time in addition to their studies in order to make ends meet. International students from outside the EU/EEA/Switzerland are allowed to work up to 20 hours per week.

Please note: Due to the pandemic, the unemployment rate in Norway in general and Oslo in particular, has increased. We recommend that you have a plan for supporting yourself for your time in Oslo without a part time job. The situation has made it very difficult for students to acquire part time jobs as several of the sectors where part-time jobs for students normally can be found, are struggling financially.