Documentation for full degree studies in the Nordic region

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Requirements for documentation

When applying for support for a new programme of education abroad, i.e. the first time you apply for support for the programme of education in question, you will need to submit documentation of admission and tuition fees.

You must fulfil the requirements for links to Norway when applying for support for studies abroad. This is relevant to those who are either Norwegian citizens who have been resident abroad for an extended period of time or those who are foreign citizens.

You need to submit documentation when you apply for loans and grants for education abroad, during your education and after you have finished.

When you apply for the first time

When applying for support for a new programme of education in another Nordic country, i.e. the first time you apply for support for the programme of education in question, you will need to submit documentation of admission and tuition fees.

You need to submit an unconditional offer from the educational institution. If you have received a conditional offer, you need to wait to apply until you have received a new and final letter of admission from the educational institution, as we cannot accept such conditions.

The letter of admission must include your name, the degree you will be studying for, e.g. bachelor’s degree, confirmation that you are a full-time student, the subject and duration of the course and expected conclusion date.

Lånekassen will need a confirmation from the educational institution showing how much you will have to pay in tuition fees.

Support for tuition fees from Lånekassen covers tuition fees only. This means fees that are directly linked to teaching. It is therefore important that the confirmation you submit showing how much you have to pay in tuition fees does not include any other fees.

In order to be eligible for support from Lånekassen for education abroad, you must fulfil the requirements for links to Norway. This is relevant for those who are either Norwegian citizens who have been resident abroad for an extended period of time, or for foreign citizens.

During Education

You must document your academic progress and how much you have paid in tuition fees each year, when you are studying a full degree abroad. You will receive a form from us, and the educational institution must provide information about the following:

The university must confirm your academic progress for the calendar year in question. The educational institution must use the form to let us know if you have failed your examinations.

If you have not yet sat your examinations, the educational institution must specify whether you are on track academically.

Confirmation that you have been a full-time student during the period in question.

If you have paid tuition fees, the form must show how much you have paid for both the autumn and spring semester. If you are paying the educational institution by instalment, you need to wait to submit the form until the entire tuition fee amount has been paid.

We may be able to accept it if the educational institution furnishes you with, for example, a letter instead of the N form. The letter must include the same information that we request in the form and be addressed to you personally.

When you have completed your degree

When you have completed your education, you must send us documentation in order to have loans converted to grans.

You must submit documentation showing what courses you have completed and how many ECTS, credits or similar. The documentation must also show if you have achieved a degree.

You must submit documentation from your educational institution showing how much you have paid in tuition fees in your final year.