2015/2016 Norwegian Government Quota Scholarship Scheme for Students from Developing countries to study in Norway

Application Deadline: December 31st 2015
Applications are now open for the Norwegian Government Quota Scholarship scheme for Bachelor’s, Master’s and PhD Students from Developing Countries at universities and university colleges in Norway 2015/2016 .
The main objective of the Quota Scheme is to contribute to capacity building through education that will benefit the home country of the students when they return. The Scheme is also intended to strengthen relations between Norway and the selected countries and thus contribute to internationalization at Norwegian institutions of higher education.
Most universities and university colleges in Norway participate in the Quota scheme. The institutions involved are allocated a certain number of students under the programme each year. Most of the programmes offered are at Master’s or PhD level, but the Quota Scheme also offers certain Bachelor’s study programmes.

Students usually apply for degree programmes that serve as a continuation of their studies in their home country or for courses which can be a joint part of a degree programme in their home country (joint degree or sandwich programmes). Most of the programmes offered are at Master’s or PhD level, but the Quota Scheme also offers certain Bachelor’s study programmes.

All candidates should typically have the following basic qualifications:

  • Secondary school certificates
  • Minimum two years of higher education from their home country


  • If you wish to participate in the Norwegian Government Quota Scholarship Scheme, you must apply directly from your home country.
  • You must have stayed at least one year in your home country directly prior to the planned course of study at the Norwegian university /University College.
  • To be eligible to apply for the Quota Scheme, you must be able to find your home country on the list below.

Eligible Developing Countries

Afghanistan, Algeria, Angola, Bangladesh, Benin, Bhutan, Bolivia, Brazil, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, China, Colombia, Comoros, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Djibouti, East Timor, Ecuador, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, El Salvador, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gambia, Ghana, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, India, Indonesia, Iraq, Iran, Ivory Coast, Jordan, Kenya, Kiribati, Laos, Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Maldives, Mali, Marshall islands, Mauritania, Micronesia, Mongolia, Morocco, Mozambique,  Myanmar (Burma), Namibia, Nepal, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, Niue, North Korea, Pakistan, Palestinian territories, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Republic of the Congo (Congo-Brazzaville), Rwanda, São Tomé & Príncipe, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Solomon islands, Somalia, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Swaziland, Syria, South Africa, Tanzania, Tchad, Thailand, The Democratic Republic of Congo (Zaire), Togo, Tonga, Tunisia, Tuvalu, Uganda, Vanuatu, Vietnam, Western Samoa, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Yemen

Language Requirements:

Most of the study programmes offered under the Quota Scheme are taught in English. Applicants who are not native English speakers therefore must document their proficiency in English.

A few courses in the Quota Scheme are offered in Norwegian and require good skills in the Norwegian language. Students admitted to study programmes that are mainly taught in Norwegian may receive additional financial support for studying Norwegian language for one year prior to their study.

Admission to the Quota Scheme is highly competitive and meeting the minimum requirements is no guarantee for enrollment.


For More Information and Application Procedure:


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    I am Eutimia da Conceicao Langa, I am 19 years old, Mozambican, I leave in Chicumbane, Gaza province and in Xai-Xai District. I did my Medium Institute of Management Commerce and Finance.
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    I am strongly sure that soon you may answer and show me the right way to follow.
    With Best Regards
    Eutimia Langa

  7. It could have been great sense of excitment to me if i study in norway. i would like to study there for further education but how would i apply please guide me . i need to know where do i get the application form and where do I submit to .

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  9. I have a degree in chemistry and biology. I would like to take a postgraduate qualification in chemistry or biology. the Zambian government is about to open two more universities and in need of more manpower. Am 45 and needs assistance on how to get there, especially oslo university. Thanking you in anticipation.

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  15. Am finding it difficult on how to apply for masters scholarship in university of oslo to study international business .I shall be grateful for your guilding assistance on how to apply
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  16. I am Abraha Gebremedhn Gebrehiwet from Mekelle, Ethiopia and I have 1st Degree in physics.i want to get a scholar ship opportunity (2nd Degree in available fields of physics in Oslo university),so pleas help me how can I apply to this lovely and interesting university.

  17. I am Mufalo Setwin Mutau from Zambia holding a bachelor degree with Education specialised in CIVIC EDUCATION. I need to do my masters in theory and practice of human rights. How can i obtain an application form so that i apply at Oslo university?

  18. Comment:
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  19. Hi Dear, I’m Moges from Ethiopia , I have first degree since 2015 and know I’m lecturer at Bahir Dar University. and I want to have my second degree(MSc)in your institution !. Can I have your scholarshi[ please? Thank you!!!

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