Loans and grants for attending bible schools or art schools
If you attend a bible school or art school, you no longer receive a grant as you perhaps received for upper secondary education, but you receive a loan.
You may receive basic support of up to NOK 117,170 for the whole year, and 40 per cent of the loan can be converted to a grant. If you are paying tuition fees, you can receive an extra loan to cover them.
All students can receive basic support, and this is what most people call a student loan.
The loan is free of interest for as long as you are receiving loans for full-time education
In order for the loan to be free of interest and instalments, you must be taking a student loan for full-time education. When you no longer receive a student loan or go from full- to part-time studies, interest will accrue on the loan and you must start repayments.
You must have a study place before applying, and you may apply no earlier then mid-May. The final deadline for applying is
- 15 November for the entire year or just the autumn semester
- 15 March for the spring semester
Most applications are processed within 24 hours, but more complex cases can take a long time to process. Make sure you apply as early as possible, so that the money is in your account when the semester starts.