2012-2013 Norwegian Government Quota Scheme for Students from Developing Countries, Norway

The main objective of the Quota Scheme is to contribute to capacity building through education that will benefit the home country of the students when they return. The Quota Scheme is also intended to strengthen relations between Norway and the selected countries and thus contribute to internationalisation at Norwegian institutions of higher education. Most universities and university colleges in Norway participate in the Quota scheme. The institutions involved are allocated a certain number of students under the programme each year. The scheme normally includes courses at Master’s and Ph.D. level in addition to certain professional/Bachelor’s degrees. Most of the Norwegian institutions offer courses and educational programmes in English.

-As a student, you must apply directly from your home country. -You must have stayed at least one year in your home country directly prior to the planned course of study at the Norwegian university /university college. – Students usually apply for degree programmes that serve as a continuation of their studies in their home country or for courses which can be a joint part of a degree programme in their home country (joint degree or sandwich programmes). – Most of the programmes offered are at Master’s or PhD level, but the Quota Scheme also offers certain Bachelor’s study programmes. – All candidates should typically have the following basic qualifications: Secondary school certificates Minimum two years of higher education from their home country

Scholarship Deadline: 3 March 2012

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