Vocational school

Requirements of the student

  • You must pay an application fee.
  • You must have been admitted to a vocational school.
  • You must study full-time.
  • You must have enough money to live on. This means at least

     NOK 13 790 per month, or NOK 151 690 per year 

    for the entire academic year. 

    If you are going to be a student for only one semester in Norway, you must document NOK 68 950 for the autumn semester and NOK 82 740 for the spring semester.

     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.
  • If you have to pay tuition fees, you must also have money to cover this.
  • You must have somewhere to live.
  • 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.
  • Your spouse or cohabitant and children can usually apply to come and live with you in Norway. Please note that UDI currently does not have the capacity to process your family member’s application at the same time as your application as a student.
  • The period you have this permit does not count if you later wish to apply for a permanent residence permit.