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 2.500,-
You pay this when you accept your place.
Residence money: NOK 72.000,-
Covers food and accomodation.
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 6000 to 8000 for the whole year. See more info about the boarding houses.
Common costs and common trips: NOK 15.000,-
This includes common equipment for the courses. E.g tents for the outdoor courses, kites and sailing equipment for the H2O course, instruments for music and balls for ball sports. Also the common expences include internet access, copying, unlimited use of washing machines, a songbook, accident insurance, school picture, yearbook etc. br> Common trips are trips for the whole school, not course trips. One week at Oppdal Alpine Ski Centre at the beginning of January is included in this amount.
School trip in November: xxxx,-
You choose one out of five trips with prices ranging from NOK 4000 to 23000. See more information about the school trips.
Course costs: xxxx,-
This includes trips and activities in your course.
For example transport, alpine resort lift cards, trip accomodation and so on. Note that there are separate costs for the main courses and the plus courses.
Some 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 NOK 104,080.- 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 95800 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 ballsport, school trip Norway and regular dorm standard. (double room – shared bathroom).
The price will be as follows:
Enrollment deposit: 2500,-
Residens money (food and room): 72.000,-
Common costs and trips: 15.000,-
School trip November (Norway): 4.000,-
Course cost (Ballsports): 7500,-
Course cost (Learning Norwegian): 1500,-
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 1900 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 (95800,-) before you apply for the visa. If these where your choices, the price is actually less than the guarantee sum. 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. When all the invoices are paid for – there will be 400,- left in your guarantee account. You will then get this money refunded. If however you change your November trip to be for example the trip to Kenya (24000,-) instead of a trip in Norway (4000,-) your money in the guarantee account will be short 19600,- to cover the remaining invoices. Therefore you will have to pay the extra 19600,- in March/April 2016.
If you do not get a visa you will of course get all your money back. All the 95800,-. 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 1900,- enrolment deposit. Norwegian and European students that change their mind after accepting the spot lose the 1900,- 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 95800,- is just a minimum. You do not lose this extra money – it will be refunded back in March-April 2016.