Application for apprentices without statutory rights as young persons

This is what are you applying for

In the application you apply for basic support and an eventual additional loan for school fees. You may choose to apply for only the part of the basic support that can be converted to a grant, or the entire loan.

The application also applies to other grants and loans that only certain groups are entitled to. These are child grant, additional loan and refugee grant.

There are separate applications for parental grant and additional grant due to disability.

Approved apprenticeship contract

For your apprenticeship contract to be approved, it has to be approved by both your employer and by the vocational education office in your county.

When your contract is approved by VIGO they will notify us, and you can apply. This may take some time.


In most cases, documentation is not required for programmes in Norway. If you nevertheless are required to submit documentation, you will be informed of this in the application. After submitting your application, you will be able to submit documentation via Dine sider at or by regular post.

Assessment time

You will receive a response or notification of the application’s status within 24 hours.

The application is not available on Dine sider immediately, but if you have received a receipt, we have received your application. You will also find information about the estimated processing time for your application at Dine sider.

This year's application

You may search for loans and grants for the academic year 2023-2024.

The deadline for application is 30 June 2024, or by the end of your contract if that is before 30 June 2024.