Proof of financial ability (International admissions)

Proof of financial ability

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.

NON-EU/SWISS CITIZENS: you must have enough money to live on while studying in Norway. The following amount must be documented

  • NOK 116 369*

    or its equivalent in foreign currency (for master's, bachelor's & onsite short programmes , i.e. proof of financial ability for at least one academic year (2 academic semesters).

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 was subject to change by April 2018

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
                   1- sponsor's guarantee letter (the sponsor must state in the letter that he/she is willing to transfer the equivalent of NOK 116 369 to the Student Deposit  Account  if/when the applicant is admitted for studies.), AND
                   2-  sponsor´s recent official bank statement/transcript.


  • 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.
AFTER ADMISSION: Please note that if you do not have a bank account in Norway you may use the bank account at the Arctic Student Welfare Organisation, which is affiliated to UiT The Arctic University of Norway to transfer the required amount. You must transfer the required amount of money within the deadline 1 June. Details regarding this arrangement will be sent to admitted students with their offer of admission. Read more on The modality of money deposit.

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.


  • 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.
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 to a holding/deposit account to apply for a Study Permit within the deadline 1 JUNE. Read more on The modality of money deposit.

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Last changed: 04.04.2018 10.47
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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.


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