You may borrow up to NOK 125,370
You may receive basic support of up to NOK 125,370 for the whole year.
- 40 per cent of the loan can be converted to a grant.
- You do not receive a loan for tuition fees.
Loans and grants for attending folk high school
What is basic support?
All students can receive basic support, and this is what most people call a student loan.
You do not receive an extra loan to cover expenses for the course you are taking or for travel.
The loan is free of interest for as long as you are receiving loans for full-time education
In order for the loan to be free of interest and instalments, you must be taking a student loan for full-time education. When you no longer receive a student loan or go from full- to part-time studies, interest will accrue on the loan and you must start repayments.
You must have a study place before applying, and you may apply no earlier then mid-May. The final deadline for applying is
- 15 November for the entire year or just the autumn semester
- 15 March for the spring semester
Most applications are processed within 24 hours, but more complex cases can take a long time to process. Make sure you apply as early as possible, so that the money is in your account when the semester starts.