Support for programmes of educations abroad during the summer
Who is eligible?
You may be eligible for support if your programme of education stipulates that the course or placement must take place during the summer, i.e. between 16 June and 15 August.
You may also be eligible for support during the summer if you will be participating in fieldwork that, for natural reasons, can only be carried out during the summer.
You must be registered as a full-time student, including in the summer. You must study for at least ten months in each academic year, in addition to the summer course, placement or fieldwork.
The study programme has a duration of at least two weeks. If you normally study at a Norwegian educational institution and you are taking the summer course as an exchange student, the requirement is that the study programme must have a duration of at least four weeks.
All students are eligible for basic support, which is what most people refer to as a student loan. Basic support is a loan, but up to 40 per cent of the loan may be converted to a grant. In order to be eligible for a grant conversion, you must complete your studies and your income and assets must fall below the set limits.
If you have to pay tuition fees, you may be eligible for support for tuition fees However, you cannot get more support during the summer if you have already received the maximum support amounts for tuition fees for the rest of the academic year.
Placement in Norway
If you ordinarily study abroad but will be doing your placement back home in Norway during the summer, you will need to let us know if you will be living at home with your parents during the placement period.
How to apply
The application deadline is 15 August of the summer during which you are undertaking the course or placement. If the course ends before 15 August, you will need to submit your application before the course ends.
You can apply by sending an e-mail via Dine sider. You will also be able to upload documentation for the application there.