Proof of financial ability (International Degree Admissions)
International applicants from outside the EU/EEA area, who are applying to our bachelor's or master's level study programmes, are required to document financial ability to cover their own living expenses for one academic year.
If financial ability is not documented, the application for admission will be rejected, regardless of academic qualifications.
How much is required?
The following amount of money has to be documented by non-EU applicants when applying to UiT:
NOK 111 657*or its equivalent in foreign currency (for degree-seeking applicants, i.e. staying in Norway for more than 2 semesters for studies)
NOK 55 828*for visa-seeking exchange students (if accepted for 2 semesters, you must document NOK 111 657).
NOK 11 165*for visa-seeking exchange/placement students accepted for less than a semester - one or two months.
The amount applicants are currently required to document is to meet the requirement from The Norwegian Directorate of Immigration (UDI) when applying for a Student Permit (student visa).
*The required amount is correct for the academic year 2017/2018 and subject to change by march 2018
Required documentation and Sponsorship
You must prove access to funding through one of the following documents:
Self-funded applicants: Please upload your recent official bank statement/transcript in your name showing possession of the required amount of money.
- Sponsored applicants: If you are sponsored by another person, you must document
- Applicants with scholarships or student loan: Please upload the official letter confirming that you are eligible for a scholarship/student loan from the self-funded or educational authorities in your home country.
Who can sponsor you
Many students depend on a sponsor for financial support or scholarships/student loan from home country. A guarantee from a sponsor is:
- A letter in which the sponsor states that he/she will guarantee that the required amount of funding will be at the disposal of the student during the whole academic duration.
NB! The sponsor guarantee must be uploaded before the application deadline 1 December together with other admission requirements. If admitted, the sponsor must be aware that he or she must transfer the required amount of money into the student deposit account at the Arctic Student Welfare Organisation of Norway in Tromø, Norway within 1 June.
- An official and notorized letter from a governmental or private agency confirming that you are eligible for a scholarship/student loan from the educational or funding authorities in your home country.
Last changed: 08.11.2017 14.11
UiT The Arctic University of Norway has no scholarships to offer to cover your living expenses in Norway unless you already have one before your arrival or under certain exchange schemes in collaboration with your home university.
For applicants from countries outside the EU/EEA, this means that you are required to submit a proof of financial ability to show that you are be able to cover your own living exepnses while studying at UiT.
The Quota Scheme scholarships has been discontinued. There will be no further admission under this scheme.