Support for upper secondary education in the Nordic region
Most upper secondary schools in the Nordic region are authorised
If the equivalent of “Lånekasse” in the country concerned provides support, the school will also be authorised for support from Lånekassen in Norway. The studies you are taking must have a duration of at least four months and teaching must take place at school, i.e. not through online teaching. You must also study full-time to be eligible for support.
Various types of support are available
Most applicants only receive a grant for course materials, but some also receive travel grants, housing grants and income-dependent grants. If you have to pay tuition fees, you may also receive support for this.
Grants are not to be repaid
Grants are not the same as student loans, that students in university and university college education receive. Grants are funds you receive and are not required to repay.
The exception is if you receive more grant than you are entitled to. In this case, you must repay the excess. This may for example happen if you quit in the middle of the school year.
You must have a school place before applying. The same deadlines apply to all grants:
- 15 November for the entire year or just the autumn semester
- 15 March for the spring semester
How to apply
For all support, with the exception of grants for tuition fees, you must use the usual application form for grants for upper secondary education for applicants with statutory rights as a young person. If you do not have statutory rights as a young person in Norway, you must select the application for university and college.