Norwegian government offers Scholarships for developing countries 2015

The Norwegian Government offer scholarship funds for the Quota Scholarship scheme for Bachelor’s, Master’s and PhD Students from Developing Countries at universities and university colleges in Norway.


These scholarships are offered for the academic year of 2015/2016.Norweighen universities mostly offered the courses and programs in English.

Level of subject: Students can apply in all degree programs that serve as a continuation of their studies in their home country Most of the programs offered are at Master’s or PhD level, but the Quota Scheme also offers certain Bachelor’s study programs.

Scholarships Benefits:   The main object of the Quota scheme is to contribute pays more attention towards education that will prove more benefit for home country when they return. The scheme also builds up the strong relations between and Norway selected countries and thus contribute to internationalization at Norwegian institutions of higher education. Most universities and university colleges in Norway participate in the Quota scheme.

Require documents:

The candidates must have the following documents to apply for the scholarships: Secondary school certificates

Minimum two years of higher education from their home country

Some exceptions apply for certain professional educational courses at Bachelor’s level.

Eligibility Criteria:

Candidates wish to apply for the Norwegian Government Quota Scholarship Scheme; candidates must apply directly from the 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.

Number of Scholarships

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.

Benefits of scholarships:

Each student will receive the same amount of scholarships amount. Students will obtain the 40 percent as and 60 percent as a loan. Students must repay the loan when they go to their home country. Travel allowances are only provided for entry into Norway may be reimbursed.

Duration of Scholarships: candidates will receive the stipend for four years and one year definite study plan and can contribute to the e study plan or a combination of two programs.

Eligible Developing Countries: The scholarships are granted for the following countries:

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

Scholarships can be taken at: Norwegian Universities in Norway.

How to apply: The institutions of higher education that are part of the Quota Scheme handle all applications from prospective students. Applicants can get all Information about the application procedure for the Quota Scheme should be available at the participating universities’ and university colleges’ websites.

 Scholarships Sponsors: The Norwegian State Educational Loan Fund is responsible for managing the financial support provided the Norwegian Government.

Last deadline: Every course and programs have different deadline to apply.  The deadline for applications for the Quota scheme is usually 1 December every year.

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