What are you entitled to during higher and other education?

Sist oppdatert: 12.06.2018
Loans and grants from Lånekassen are paid out monthly, normally on the 15th of the month. The first instalment as the semester commences is larger.

Basic support for higher and other education in 2018-2019

Autumn 2018

Monthly payment

15. August

NOK 21 650

15. September

 NOK 8 119

15. October

NOK 8 119

15. November

NOK 8 119

15. December

NOK 8 119

Total

NOK 54 125

Spring 2019

Monthly payment

15. January

NOK 21 650

15. February

NOK 8 119

15. March

NOK 8 119

15. April

NOK 8 119

15. May

NOK 8 119

15. June*

NOK 8 119

Total*

NOK 62 244

* The Norwegian parliament has approved a plan to gradually extend educational support from 10 to 11 months for full-time students in higher education or tertiary vocational education. This will happen over four years, from 2017 to 2020.

The plan approved by the parliament:

  • 10 months + 1 week in the academic year 2016-2017
  • 10 months + 2 weeks in the academic year 2017-2018
  • 10 months + 3 weeks in the academic year 2018-2019
  • 11 months in the academic year 2019-2020

You will receive funding for the third week of 2018–2019 provided that the parliament makes the necessary allocations in the 2019 National Budget.

The figures assume that you are a full-time student, you are in education throughout the semester and that you have applied for a grant and the maximum loan. If you are studying part-time, your basic support is reduced.

Converting loans to grants

When you pass your exams and your income and assets are below our thresholds, parts of your loan can be converted into a grant (in Norwegian only).


Total payment

Loan

Can become a grant

Autumn 2018

NOK 54 125

NOK 32 475

NOK 21 650

Spring 2019

NOK 62 244

NOK 37 346

NOK 24 898

Total for the year

NOK 116 369

NOK 69 821

NOK 46 548

Conditions for the amounts in the table 

  • The amounts apply if you are a student and have been granted support for full-time education (30 credits per semester).
  • If your application is processed late in the semester, your first payment will be larger.
  • The amounts stated above represent the maximum basic support available. If you are awarded a loan for school fees, travel grant or provider's supplementary grant these are additional to the basic support.
  • If you have been granted support for tuition fees, this will be paid together with your first payment each semester.
  • All of the basic support is paid as a loan.
  • Some of the basic support can be converted to a grant when you have passed your exams, if you live away from your parents.
  • All or parts of the grant can be converted back to a loan again if your income or assets are too high.

Loans are interest free while you are studying

No interest will be charged on loans while you are in full-time education and receiving money from Lånekassen for your education.