How to Finance Your Studies

Norway has a reputation for being expensive, but studying here may not be as expensive as you think!

Tuition Fees
The students at MF do not pay tuition fees, but must pay a small semester registration fee. This fee gives you the benefit of the services of the Foundation for Student Life (SiO). Erasmus, Nordplus, and most bilateral exchange students are exempt from paying the semester registration fee.

Student housing
We recommend SiO student housing. The rooms are comfortable and the student villages are close to the main campus. Students admitted to exchange programmes at MF are guaranteed student housing at competitive prices. 

Budget and cost of living
Students under the age of 30 with a valid semester card are entitled to reduced fares on public transport. Most museums offer discounts for students. Most social events on campus are either free of charge or offered at student-friendly prices.

Part-time work
Depending on your study programme, you may be permitted to work part-time to help finance your stay. A student may work a maximum number of 20 hours per week during the semester. Students who are looking for a part-time job or starting to plan for their career, may visit the Career Centre.

Scholarships and grants
MF cannot assist students financially. Please contact your home university, the educational authorities, or funding organizations in your home country to see if you are eligible for other types of funding.