In the Light of developing the world to a better place. The Norwegian Government is pleased to offer scholarship funds for the Quota Scholarship scheme Developing Countries 2019-2020.
The Scholarship is designed for Bachelor’s, Masters and PhD Students at universities and university colleges in Norway.
Level/Field of Study:
Students usually apply for degree programmes that serve as a continuation of their studies in their home country or for courses which can be a joint part of a degree programme in their home country (joint degree or sandwich programmes).
Most of the programmes offered are at the Master’s or PhD level, but the Quota Scheme also offers certain Bachelor’s study programmes.
The scholarship is hosted by the Government in partnership with Universities in Norway.
Students from Developing countries are eligible to apply. They include;
Afghanistan, Algeria, Angola, Bangladesh, Benin, Bhutan, Bolivia, Brazil, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, China, Colombia, Comoros, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Djibouti, East Timor, Ecuador, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, El Salvador, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gambia, Ghana, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, India, Indonesia, Iraq, Iran, Ivory Coast, Jordan, Kenya, Kiribati, Laos, Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Maldives, Mali, Marshall islands, Mauritania, Micronesia, Mongolia, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar (Burma), Namibia, Nepal, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, Niue, North Korea, Pakistan, Palestinian territories, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Republic of the Congo (Congo-Brazzaville), Rwanda, São Tomé & Príncipe, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Solomon islands, Somalia, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Swaziland, Syria, South Africa, Tanzania, Tchad, Thailand, The Democratic Republic of Congo (Zaire), Togo, Tonga, Tunisia, Tuvalu, Uganda, Vanuatu, Vietnam, Western Samoa, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Yemen
Countries in the Western Balkans, Eastern Europe, and Central Asia; Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Georgia, Kyrgyzstan, Kosovo, Macedonia, Moldova, Russian Federation, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, Uzbekistan
Each student receives the same amount of money as a Norwegian student would do in an equivalent educational programme.
40% of the amount is given as a grant and 60% as a loan. However, the loan portion may be waived when the student returns to his/her home country after completing the course of study.
Students who stay in Norway after finishing their studies or take up residence in another country than their home country must repay the loan.
Traveling expenses for entry into Norway may be reimbursed (fixed price).
The Quota Scheme currently provides funding for a total of 1,100 students, 800 of them from developing countries in the South and 300 from countries in the Western Balkans, Eastern Europe and in Central Asia.
- If you wish to participate in the Norwegian Government Quota Scholarship Scheme, you must apply directly from your home country.
- You must have stayed at least one year in your home country directly prior to the planned course of study at the Norwegian university/University College.
- To be eligible to apply for the Quota Scheme, you must be able to find your home country on the list below.
Norwegian Quota Scholarship Scheme Requirements
All candidates should typically have the following basic qualifications:
- Secondary school certificates
- Minimum of two years of higher education from their home country
- Some exceptions apply for certain professional education courses at the Bachelor’s level.
Best Ways to Apply:
The institutions of higher education that are part of the Quota Scheme handle all applications from prospective students.
Information about the application procedure for the Quota Scheme should be available at the participating universities’ and university colleges’ websites.
Applications can be followed from here
Deadline varies depending on course and institution. But typically 1 December (each year). The deadline for applications for the Quota scheme is usually 1st December every year. Some courses and educational programmes may have different deadlines.