Folk high schools

Requirements of the student

  • You must pay an application fee.
  • You must have been admitted to a folk high school.
  • You must have enough money to live on and to pay the school tuition fees, a minimum of

     NOK 116 386 for the 2024/2025 school year

    . This money may consist of student loans, grants, own funds that you have in a Norwegian bank account or the deposit account of the educational institution, or a combination of the above. If you have already been offered a part-time job in Norway, the income from this work may be included.
  • You cannot have had a previous residence permit to attend religion/belief-based school (bible school) or folk high school.
  • The circumstances in your home country must indicate that it is likely that you can return home when you have completed your studies. 

Requirements relating to the study programme

Rights and obligations for applicants who are granted a study permit

  • You can not be self-employed or run your own business in Norway
  • If you are granted a study permit, you are automatically also granted permission to work part-time for up to 20 hours per week, including remote work, in addition to your studies and full-time during holidays.
  • The period you have this permit does not count if you later wish to apply for a permanent residence permit. 
  • Your permit is valid for one year and it cannot be renewed.
  • Your family members cannot apply for family immigration to come and live with you in Norway.