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Information regarding the Economic Emergency Fund for international students

Information regarding the Economic Emergency Fund for international students

AHO has established an emergency fund to support international, degree-seeking students with acute financial problems because of the COVID-19 situation.
 

From AHO’s rounds of calls and the survey “Consequences of the Corona-crisis”, we know that many of our international students have great financial difficulties. One of the causes is that they have lost their part-time jobs due to the shutdown during the pandemic. Several students do not have sufficient funds to cover food and rent expenses during the semester.

AHO has now established an emergency fund for international students who fall outside national loan fund schemes (Lånekassen) and other ordinary support schemes.
The AHO Emergency Fund applies to international, degree-seeking students who are still in Norway. It applies to those who are in urgent need of financial support in order to meet their financial obligations, such as rent, electricity or food.

Support from the emergency fund is given as a lump sum, and a maximum of 10.000, - NOK can be granted.
The International Office and the Communications Department are responsible for making the emergency fund known to current students, and the International Office is responsible for assessing the need for financial support in each case. Students seeking support from the Emergency Fund must specify what funding is being sought and document the need. The AHO management decides the final grant.

Criteria for eligibility

  • The applicant must be an international, degree-seeking student.
  • The applicant must still be in Norway and in urgent need of financial support in order to meet his/her financial obligations, e.g. rent, electricity, food.
  • The applicant must have had a loss of income due to the COVID-19 situation.
  • The applicant must specify what funding is being sought and how much this amounts to. Need for financial support must be documented with, for example, a rental contract, an invoice with electricity bills, a budget or an overview of food costs, etc. 


How to apply
Apply via Nettskjema
The application must be submitted by April 29th, 23:59.