Norwegian Quota Scheme 2010
Institution/ Organiser: Oslo University, Norway
Kind of support/work: fellow
Duration: one year
Site: Oslo, Norway
Topics: The Norwegian Quota Scheme is a funding scheme offered by the Norwegian Government to students from developing countries, Central and Eastern Europe, and former Soviet states for studies at institutions of higher education in Norway. This funding scheme aims at offering specially designed, research-based Master's Degrees taught in English. The Quota Scheme also offers funding for PhD programmes and a one-year course in advanced Norwegian Language. The Quota Scheme is a scholarship programme, but the funding is given as part loan/part grant. Students receive money from the Norwegian State Educational Loan Fund. After completing the programme and providing documentary evidence of return to his/her home country, the student's outstanding loan is converted to scholarship. If residence is taken in Norway within ten years after termination of studies, the scholarship is converted back to a loan and must be repaid.
Eligibility: Only applicants from countries included in the list of countries eligible for Quota Scheme funding will be considered. Applicants should come from institutions with which the University of Oslo has a cooperation agreement. Potential applicants should check with their home institution to determine whether they have a cooperation agreement with the University of Oslo.
Deadline: November 01, 2009
Contact: The Quota Scheme, University of Oslo, International Education Office, P.O. Box 1081 Blindern, N-0317 Oslo, Norway