What are you entitled to during higher and other education?

Sist oppdatert: 24.05.2017
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 2017-2018

Autumn 2017

Monthly payment

15. August

NOK 21 268

15. September

 NOK 7 975,5

15. October

NOK 7 975,5

15. November

NOK 7 975,5

15. December

NOK 7 975,5

Total

NOK 53 170

Spring 2017

Monthly payment

15. January

NOK 21 268

15. February

NOK 7 975,5

15. March

NOK 7 975,5

15. April

NOK 7 975,5

15. May

NOK 7 975,5

15. June*

NOK 2 658,5

Total*

NOK 55 828,5

* You will receive funding for the last week of 2017–2018 provided that parliament makes the necessary allocations in the 2018 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 2017

NOK 53 170

NOK 31 902

NOK 21 268

Spring 2018

NOK 55 828,5

NOK 33 497

NOK 22 331

Total for the year

NOK 108 998,5

NOK 65 399

NOK 43 559

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.
  • The amounts are based on a 10-month academic year.

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.