Upper secondary education outside of the Nordic region
Residing abroad due to special circumstances (illness)
If you are residing abroad for a limited period of time due to your own illness, you may apply for support.
If your family is residing abroad due to illness on the part of one of your parents or your spouse, you may apply for support, even if the stay is not for a limited period of time.
The need to reside abroad due to illness must be confirmed by a doctor.
You may be eligible for support if you will be attending a French lycée and have been admitted through the Institut français de Norvège or the Norwegian Centre for International Cooperation in Higher Education (Diku).
Vocational training not available in Norway or that is considered a protected traditional craft
You may be eligible for support if you will be attending vocational education at a level equal to upper secondary education abroad and the education is not available in Norway or if the education is considered a protected traditional craft in Norway. The relevant professions can be found on a list published by the Norwegian Ministry of Education
If the vocational education abroad is equivalent to Norwegian vocational school, you may be eligible for the same support as those attending vocational school in Norway. This also applies if you are over the age of 24, or, for other reasons, do not have statutory rights as a young person.
You must have a school place before applying. The same deadlines apply to all grants:
- 15 November for the entire year or just the autumn semester
- 15 March for the spring semester
How to apply
For all support, with the exception of grants for tuition fees, you must use the usual application form for grants for upper secondary education for applicants with statutory rights as a young person. If you do not have statutory rights as a young person, you must select the application form for a full degree abroad.