Although the change has not yet been incorporated into the law, the Norwegian Academy of Music is preparing for this to be introduced as planned.
Engelsk: The Norwegian government has proposed that Norwegian higher education institutions should collect tuition fees from students with citizenship from outside the EU/EEA and Switzerland from the autumn semester of 2023.
How much will the tuition fees be?
The exact fees will be determined by the NMH Board on March 9th. The proposition to the board will be approximately NOK 380 000 per year.
If admission is offered, the tuition fees for your first year must be paid in full by 1 June 2023. This is in addition to and separate from the funds (living costs in the amount of NOK 128 887 for the academic year 2022–2023) which must be documented to secure the study permit.
Instructions on how to pay the tuition fees will be provided when and if admission is offered.
Possible exemptions (may be subject to change)
Some applicants will be exempt from paying tuition fees based on residence in Norway or other close connections with Norway. The relevant applicants will be given the opportunity to document the basis for exception. NB! Please note that this information may change when the legislative work has been completed.
- Permanent residence permit. Applicants with a permanent residence permit in Norway may be exempt from paying tuition fees.
- Protection (asylum). Applicants who have been granted protection (asylum) in Norway may be exempt from paying tuition fees.
- Married to a Norwegian citizen. Applicants who are married to, or cohabiting with and have joint children with a Norwegian citizen may be exempt from paying tuition fees. Both you and your spouse/cohabiting partner must live in Norway.
- Family member of an EU/EEA citizen living in Norway. Applicants who have a right of residence as a family member of an EU/EEA citizen may be exempt from paying tuition fees. The EU/EEA citizen must have grounds for residence in Norway other than studying.
- Citizens of the United Kingdom. During a transitional period that lasted until 2020, the United Kingdom was to be treated as if it were still a member of the EU and the EEA. If you are a citizen of the United Kingdom, who were entitled to reside in Norway in accordance with the EEA agreement before the end of the transition period (31.12.2020), you may be exempt from paying tuition fees. You must have stayed in Norway. If you came to Norway 1 January 2021 or later, you are not exempt from the tuition fees.
- Family immigration. Applicants with a residence permit because of family immigration may be exempt from paying tuition fees. The person the student has been reunited with must either be a Norwegian citizen or a foreign national with a reason for residence in Norway other than studying.
- Full-time work. Applicants who have lived in and have had continuous full-time employment in Norway for at least 24 months immediately prior to commencing studies, may be exempt from paying tuition fees. The person must have had a residence permit as an employee and paid tax to Norway during this period. There must be no breaks during this period and the period in which you start your studies. Nevertheless, exceptions may be made for breaks of up to one year in connection with illness or childbirth.
- 3 years of continuous studies in Norway. Applicants who have been undertaking continuous study in Norway over a period of at least three years, and have completed studies corresponding to at least three years of full-time studies (equivalent to 180 credits), may be exempt from paying tuition fees. There should be no break between the studies you have completed in Norway and the new study programme you are planning to attend. Nevertheless, exceptions may be made for breaks of up to one year in connection with illness or childbirth. Restrictions may apply.