Application for support for apprentices

For those under the age of 21 without university and college admissions certification or vocational qualifications, and apprentices without statutory rights as a young person.

This is what are you applying for

In the application you apply for housing grant and travel grant if you live away from your parents, and child grant if you have children.

You may also choose to apply for income-dependent grant.

Use this application also for any loans for those who are over the age of 18.

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.

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.


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.

Apply for grants and loan

You may search for loans and grants for the academic year 2024–2025.

For 2023–2024: The deadline for application is 30 June 2024, or by the end of your contract if that is before 30 June 2024.