How to study free in Norway and Germany

It is commonly said nothing comes for free, especially when it comes to a quality university education in tertiary. However, the Norwegians believe otherwise. Due to its free tuition public universities and colleges, Norway has become a popular study destination for international  students around the world.Also Norwegian universities offer undergraduate, Masters and PhD programs in English. What this  means is that non native students would not have to take an extra semester learning the local language. Additionally, the Norwegian Government  offers partial scholarships to help students cover living expenses.

However, students will have to pay US$35 to US$70 per semester to write the exams and obtain an official student card. Note that the student card comes with added benefits such as reduced bus fares and lower ticket prices for a variety of cultural events.

APPLICATION PROCESS

To get started, applicants should contact individual universities for admission requirements and application deadlines. Generally, applications run from 1st December to 15th March for programs starting the following autumn (August).

NB: Some universities have separate pre-qualification deadlines that could be earlier that the specified dates.

GENERAL ACADEMIC REQUIREMENTS

  1. Please go through this  this list for a compilation for country specific information on requirements

Basic Requirements are as follows:

  • For Undergraduate Students: Applicants should have completed their secondary school education which is equivalent to passing the exam at the end of Norwegian secondary school OR at least one year of completed university level studies. Some programs may have course-specific admission requirements.
  • For Masters Programs: Make sure you have obtained an undergraduate or bachelor’s degree equivalent to at least 3 years’ duration. This should include one and half years in a subject relevant to the programme applied for.
  1. Students will also need proof of the English Language proficiency.
  2. For courses where the language of instruction is Norwegian, students will need proof of proficiency in the language, or proof that they will be taking the course upon their arrival in Norway.

 

Germany

If you are an international student seeking a list of free tuition universities in Europe, search no more! We have compiled a comprehensive list of free tuition universities in Germany for international students who would  desire to study free. That said, in order to secure  admission to study in Germany, you will be required to provide proof of you/sponsor’s ability to finance your feeding and accommodation expenses. International students should put aside approximately 500 Euros for the cost of books, healthcare, food and registration. That said, in one year an international student should expect to spend 7000 Euros on feeding, accommodation and books expenses.

German Visa  Requirement

If you intend to obtain a German student visa, you’ll be required  to show documented finance proof of your ability /or your sponsor’s to finance your accommodation and feeding expenses during your time of study. This can be done in either of two ways:

(1) Submit a letter of finances to the German consulate or embassy. You can obtain this sponsor letter from your parents or a German relative who is willing to sponsor your studies in Germany.

(2)    Open a German blocked account and deposit roughly 7000 euro. You are only able to do this once you’ve received your admission letter.This blocked account is opened in the German embassy of your country.

Required admission documents:

  • Completed visa application form
  • Valid international Passport
  • 2 photographs
  • Admission Letter
  • Transcript of previous academic records
  • Proof that you or your sponsor have sufficient amount to support yourself while living and studying in Germany
  • Declaration of authenticity of documents submitted

How to pay your visa fee

International applicants can only pay the visa fees by a bank transfer. Student visa as at 2008 was 60 Euro and might increase slightly over the past few years. Please note that currently Cheques or credit card payment methods are not accepted. The money order must be in the name of the Consulate in your home country and not older than two months.

Please note that you will not receive reimbursement if your application for a student visa gets rejected.

For more information, visit a German consulate in your home country or check out their websites for further details.

 

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