No separate rules
- you must start making loan repayments when you no longer receive support for full-time education
- you must make payments each month
- if you are applying for an interest exemption or erasure of debt, you need to submit additional documentation if you reside abroad
Direct debit from a Norwegian bank
If you have a Norwegian bank account and you want to avoid having to transfer money every month from your foreign bank, you should transfer a larger amount to your Norwegian bank account and choose to pay via direct debit. The payment will then be withdrawn automatically on the date you select as the due date.
Even if you have moved abroad or you are registered with a foreign address in the Norwegian National Registry, it should be possible to open a bank account with a Norwegian bank, as long as you have a Norwegian personal identity number.
Electronic invoice from a Norwegian bank
If you have an account with a Norwegian bank, you can also choose to pay via electronic invoice. In this case, you will need to remember to approve the payment before the due date each month.
If you are unable to make repayments
If you have a low income or you have difficulty paying your invoices for other reasons, you are entitled to payment relief, subject to the same rules as if you lived in Norway. If you live abroad, you must expect to have to submit more documentation for any applications for certain payment relief. This is because we do not receive information from government agencies in countries other than Norway.