The Norwegian Directorate for Higher Education and Skills (HK-dir) has normally 30 scholarships annually available for Russian students interested in studying in Norway for a semester or two. 

Due to the Russian invasion of Ukraine, the Norwegian-Russian Scholarship scheme has been suspended.

Normally, 15 of the grants are within Norwegian language and literature, and 15 are within other subjects. The grants can be awarded to students and academic staff at Russian institutions of higher education.

The application deadline is 1 March 2022, 15:00 Norwegian time. 

Grants are offered at the following institutions:

  • UiT The Arctic University of Norway
  • University of Bergen
  • Molde University College – Specialized University in Logistics
  • Nord University
  • Norwegian University of Science and Technology
  • University of South-Eastern Norway
  • University of Stavanger
  • Volda University College  

The Directorate of Higher Education and Skills (HK-dir) reserves the right to adjust the Scholarship Programme according to the Covid-19 situation.

Click here for detailed information about the scholarship programme and how to apply (pdf). 

What does the grant cover?

  • The students will not pay tuition fees, except for a semester fee of approximately 600 Norwegian kroner. 
  • The students will receive a monthly grant equivalent to the rate for Norwegian students at the Norwegian State Educational Loan Fund (“Lånekassen”). For the academic year 2022-2023, this will be around 11 450 Norwegian kroner per month (this rate might be raised by 2% in accordance with Lånekassen’s annual price adjustment).
  • Students will normally be offered student accommodation, for which they pay the rent out of their grant, usually between 2 500 and 4 500 Norwegian kroner monthly.
  • Travel and visa costs are not covered.

For further information, please contact:

Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation:
Ms. Elena Sofronova,

Norwegian Directorate for Higher Education and Skills (HK-dir):