Financing for exchange studies - Kunnskapsbasen
Financing for exchange studies
Information regarding scholarships and grants that could be viable for students planning to go on an exchange stay abroad.
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Exchange scholarships managed by NTNU
Many participants in exchange schemes will receive one of the grants that NTNU manages: NTNU or Erasmus scholarships.
- You do not need to apply for these scholarships; you will automatically be considered after you have submitted an application for exchange through Søknadsweb
- The scholarship is in addition to funding from the Norwegian State Educational Loan Fund (Lånekassen)
Funding from Norway’s Loan Fund (Lånekassen)
The Norwegian State Educational Loan Fund (Lånekassen) has good support schemes for funding of exchange visits, sometimes also for foreign students:
- As well as basic support, you can get funding for travel, tuition fees and language courses
- The Loan Fund can provide a preliminary statement that you will receive financial support, which you may need when you apply for a visa. This applies especially to the United States and Canada
- You must have received advance approval and have been accepted by the host institution before you can apply to the Loan Fund. Your exchange coordinator will inform you when you can apply to the Loan Fund
Are you exchanging to Europe? If so, you can apply to have your travel expenses covered if you travel in an environmentally friendly way. Read more about Green Travel Support / Green Erasmus here
Other scholarships, grants and endowments
There are many opportunities to apply for various sholarships, grants and endowments (cash donations). Some depend on geographical location, some are available for a specific field of study, and others are open to all. Here is a list of some grants and scholarships that may be relevant.
Funding of adaptations for special needs
If you need adaptations or support services, an additional grant may also be paid during the period of study abroad.