Teacher training in natural sciences, foreign languages, Sami or Kven

If you complete certain teacher studies in natural sciences, foreign languages, Sami or Kven, you may have up to NOK 50,000 of the student loan cancelled.

If you meet the conditions below, you may have up to NOK 50,000 of your debt cancelled. If your debt is less than NOK 50,000, the remainder of your loan will be cancelled.

The application must be received by Lånekassen no later than six months after examinations have taken place.

Natural sciences and foreign languages

Debt may only be cancelled if your specialisation is in natural sciences or foreign languages, not if the subjects are a part of the master’s programme. These programmes give you a right to have debt cancelled:

  •  integrated Master’s Programme in teacher training with specialisation in natural sciences or foreign languages (excluding Nordic/Norwegian)
  •  two-year subject didactic Master's Programme for teachers specialising in natural sciences or foreign language (excluding from Nordic/Norwegian)
  • practical-educational course (PPU), if you have previously completed a Master's Degree or main discipline in biology, physics, geosciences, information technology, chemistry, mathematics, technology / civil engineering or foreign language (excluding Nordic/Norwegian)
  • practical-educational training (PPU), if you have previously completed engineer training

Sami and Kven

The scheme applies to those who have completed 60 credits or more in the Sami or Kven languages as part of the following courses:

  • Sami undergraduate programme in primary school teaching (Sami college)
  • Sami undergraduate programme in pre-school teaching (Sami college)
  • 60 credits Sami or Kven language as a part of primary school teacher training
  • 60 credits Sami or Kven language as a part of upper secondary school teacher training


The scheme also includes those who take the following courses:


  • 60 credits Sami or Kven language if you have previously completed practical-educational training (PPU)
  • Practical-educational training (PPU) if you have previously completed 60 credits in the Sami or Kven languages
  • 60 credits Sami or Kven language if you previously have completed pre-school teacher training
  • Completed pre-school teacher training if you previously have completed 60 credits Sami or Kven language

Deadline for applications

The application must be received by Lånekassen no later than six months after examinations have taken place: You will receive a letter from us when the debt has been cancelled. You may also see if you have had debt cancelled on Dine sider under "account transactions".

How to apply

You must apply to have debt cancelled. Write a letter stating your completed studies and that you are applying to have part of your debt cancelled. Log on to Dine sider and upload the letter and certificates for the studies you have taken.

Apply for debt cancellation

Would you like to work as a primary or secondary school teacher?

If you start a teacher training programme, you may have debt cancelled when you have completed your studies and worked as a teacher for an earning period.