Application for support for exchange programmes VG2

This is what you are applying for

Use the application form to apply for a grant for course materials, a housing grant, travel support, additional loans for tuition fees and any loans for those who are over the age of 18.

You may also choose to apply for an income-dependent grant if your family has a strained economic situation. You will be asked during the application process whether you wish to apply.

There is a separate application form available to apply for a grant for tuition fees.


If you are travelling via an exchange organisation, you will need to submit confirmation from your Norwegian school showing that the year abroad will be able to replace the second year of upper secondary education. You will also need to submit documentation from the organisation you will be travelling with.

You do not need to submit confirmation if you are travelling through your school. The exception to this is if the stay is for less than one academic year. You will then need to submit confirmation from your Norwegian school, including the name of the school abroad, as well as the start and end dates of your stay.

If you have to pay tuition fees, you will need to complete the Application for support for tuition fees  (in Norwegian only) and enclose confirmation of the tuition fees payable to your foreign school.

You can upload documentation via Dine sider at or send the documentation by regular post after applying for support.

Processing time

Your case will be processed by a Case Officer and you should expect it to take some time before you receive an answer.

The application is not available on Dine sider immediately, but, if you have received a receipt, we have received your application. You can check estimated procesessing time on Dine sider.

Apply for loans and grants

You can now apply for loans and grants for 2024–2025. 

The application deadline for the academic year 2023–2024 expired on 15 March 2024. If your course started after March 1 2024, you can still apply for grants and loans. The deadline is before the end of the academic year.