The education here in Norway is free. This means you only pay for the costs of living, food (which you get served), equipment, traveling, tickets and other expenses. The prices are in Norwegian kroner (NOK).
Enrollment deposit: NOK 3.000,-
You pay this when you accept your place.
Residence money: NOK 75.000,-
Covers food and accommodation.
A normal standard dorm is a double room with shared showers/bathrooms in the hallway. You can apply for a higher standard room or a single room, the additional prices of which range from NOK 6500 to 8500 for the whole year. See more info about the boarding houses.
Common costs and common trips: NOK 16.000,-
This includes common equipment for the courses. E.g tents for the outdoor courses, kites and sailing equipment for the Powder course, instruments for music and balls for ball sports. Also the common expenses include internet access, copying, unlimited use of washing machines, a songbook, accident insurance, school picture, yearbook etc. Common trips are trips for the whole school, not course trips. One week at Oppdal Alpine Ski Center at the beginning of January is included in this amount.
Course costs: xxxx,-
This includes trips and activities in your course.
For example transport, alpine resort lift cards, trip accommodation and so on. Note that there are separate costs for the main courses.
Most of the main courses have a trip abroad included in the price. The prices are listed under the courses in the menu.
ScolarshipsStudents with a Norwegian citizenship are entitled to a grant from the government of about NOK 110,000.- Students without a Norwegian citizenship are not able to receive the grant unless they have lived in Norway for several years.
Guarantee sum for Non-EU citizensIf you do not have a citizenship from Norway or another country within the European union area you will have to pay a guarantee sum of NOK 103,685,- prior to applying for a visa. This is not a requirement by Høgtun – but by the Norwegian government in order to get a visa. (A lot of people from developing countries want to come to Norway, this is the way to assure only those who can afford it will come). This sum will be stored in an account – and used for paying the bill every week until it is empty.
Lets say you select plus course Learning Norwegian, base course Sports Outdoor Allround, school trip Norway and regular dorm standard. (double room – shared bathroom).
The price will be as follows:
Enrollment deposit: NOK 3.000,-
Resident money (food and room): NOK 75.000,-
Common costs and trips: NOK 16.000,-
Course cost (Sports Outdoor Allround): NOK 14.000,-
Course cost (Learning Norwegian): NOK 1500,-
Total: NOK 109.500,-
All prices in NOK (Norwegian kroner).
If you have a passport/citizenship from a European union country (including Norway) you will only have to pay the NOK 3.000,- in advance. The rest will have to be paid every month.
But – if you do not have an EU passport – you will have to pay the guarantee sum (aprox. NOK 106.000,-) before you apply for the visa. The money for the guarantee sum will be put in an account at school. All the students receive an invoice every month, once received, your invoices will be paid with the money in the guarantee account. If you have the choices above – you will be NOK 3.500,- short to pay the last invoice, and you will have to pay the remaining ammount at the end school year.
If you do not get a visa you will of course get all your money back. All the NOK 106.000,-. Note that the actual sum in other currencies will vary depending on the exchange rate. It will be the same in NOK. Note also that foreign students that do not get a visa do not lose the NOK 3.000,- enrollment deposit. Norwegian and European students that change their mind after accepting the spot lose the NOK 3.000,- enrollment deposit.
When you pay from a foreign bank – it might be less expensive to pay in you local currency than to pay in NOK. If you do, you should pay a little extra since it will be difficult to predict the precise conversion to NOK. This would not be an issue as the guarantee sum is just a minimum. You do not lose this extra money – it will all be in your account.