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:

  • Bulgaria
  • Czech Republic
  • Estonia
  • Hungary
  • Latvia
  • Lithuania
  • Poland
  • Romania
  • Slovakia
  • Slovenia
  • Spain

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.

Please also see EEA Grants/ Norway Grants (SiU)

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 receive a EEA Grants/Norway Grants scholarship will not be admitted to the University of Oslo.

How to apply

The University of Oslo has an online nomination and application system for students on the bachelor and master level:

The deadline for nomination and application is 1 November/1 May.

A confirmation of the award of the scholarship should accompany the application or be uploaded as soon as it is available.

Published May 10, 2010 10:33 AM - Last modified Mar. 10, 2017 10:44 AM