Can I get support for online studies?
- you will be eligible for ordinary support for online studies at Norwegian educational institutions
- you will only be eligible for additional loans for tuition fees for online-only studies in other EEA countries
- you may be eligible for additional loans for tuition fees for the standard period for your programme of study if you started online degree studies in the United Kingdom before 2021
- the educational institutions must be approved for support from Lånekassen
Online studies at a Norwegian educational institution
Which programmes of study are eligible for support?
Online studies in Norway are eligible for educational support in accordance with the same rules applicable to other programmes of study. This means that online studies at universities and university colleges are generally eligible for support, provided that the studies have a duration of at least one semester.
If you are undertaking vocational education, the programme of study in question will be assessed by the The Norwegian Directorate for Higher Education and Skills (HK-dir). Not all vocational education and education at upper secondary school level are eligible for support from Lånekassen.
If your programme of study is included in the application, this means that the programme has been approved for support.
What does it take to get support?
In addition to the programme of study being eligible, you also need to meet the general requirements for support. Among other things, this means that you cannot be more than one year behind in your programme of study, you cannot be more than 65 years of age and you cannot receive support for more than eight years in total.
In addition to fulfilling the general conditions, you also need to fulfil the requirements concerning links to Norway.
How much can I receive?
If you are taking online studies that are eligible for support, you will receive support in accordance with the same rules applicable to those who take campus-based studies.
Please note that your support will be reduced if you study part-time. If, for example, you are studying 70 per cent of full-time studies, you will receive 70 per cent of the maximum support.