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EEA Grants/Norway Grants

The EEA Grants/Norway Grants programme offers study abroad scholarships for students from selected countries in Eastern and Southern Europe.

The aim of the scholarship programme is to facilitate networking and exchange of knowledge between educational institutions in Norway, Iceland and Liechtenstein and beneficiary countries in Europe. The cooperation can include activities like student and staff mobility and institutional cooperation such as projects.

Which countries?

All the beneficiary countries have different programmes. These countries offer programmes in higher education and research:

The scholarships are administered by national programme operators in each country. Application processes are different in the different countries. Please contact your national programme operator for more information about how to apply for a scholarship.

Invitation letter

The national programme operator in your home country may expect applicants to have an invitation letter from the university where they plan to study before scholarship applications are processed.

The University of Oslo will only issue invitation letters to students from institutions that have an existing exchange agreement with the University of Oslo.

To find out if you may apply for an EEA Grants/Norway Grants scholarship, and how, you must contact the international office at your home institution. The international office at your home institution will know if an exchange agreement is in place.

Provided there is an exchange agreement in place, you may apply for an invitation letter by contacting the Information centre at the faculty where you want to be admitted. This should be done no later than 15 October for admission for the following spring semester and 15 April for admission for the following autumn semester.


Invitation letters are only valid for students who receive a EEA Grants/Norway Grants scholarship from their home country. Students who do not received a EEA Grants/Norway Grants scholarship will not be admitted to the University of Oslo.

The University of Oslo has an online nomination and application system for students on the bachelor and master level. UiO's partner institutions must nominate students and upload their supporting documents in the University of Oslo online nomination system within the deadlines 1 November/1 May.

Nominated students will then be invited to complete their application for exchange to UiO in the online application service for students, "Søknadsweb". Nominated students will receive an email with instructions on how to apply. Please also see How to apply in the UiO online application service "Søknadsweb".

A confirmation of the award of the scholarship should accompany the application.

Published May 10, 2010 10:33 AM - Last modified Nov 17, 2014 10:17 AM