If you will be studying in a non-englishspeaking country outside of Scandinavia , you may be eligible for support for up to two semesters in order to take a preparatory language course.
You may be eligible for the same support as other students abroad to take a longer language course.
All students can receive basic support, which is what most people call a student loan. Basic support is a loan, not a grant, but up to 40 per cent of this may be converted to a grant if you complete your programme of education and have income and assets below the set limits.
You may also be entitled to support for travel and for tuition fees, if you have to pay them
Requirements for longer language courses
The course duration must be a minimum of three months, with 15 hours of teaching per week.
The course must take place at a university or an accredited language school.
Courses at language schools must conclude with an official language exam that forms the basis for admission to university and university college education in the country in question.
You must be planning to study in the country in question
You do not need to have been admitted to a further programme of education in order to apply for support for the language course, but you must be planning to attend university and university college education in that country. The course you are planning to study for must be eligible for support from Lånekassen.
If there are no approved language courses in the country where you are planning to study after the language course, you will be able to take the language course in another country where the language is an official language.
Up to 40 per cent of basic support may be converted to a grant if you pass the language course. In order for us to convert the basic support to a grant, you will need to submit a copy of the course certificate (confirmation of passing the examination)