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Costs and living

Costs and living

There is no tuition fee for applicants from EU/EEA or Switzerland, exchange students or existing students at AHO. In January 2023, the Norwegian Government introduced mandatory tuition fees for all students with citizenship outside of EU/EEA/EFTA.  

You will not have to pay tuition fees if:
  • You are an exchange student
  • You started your degree studies in Norway before 2023
  • You are a student from EU/EEA or Switzerland 
 All students are required to pay a semester fee per semester, with the exception of exchange students.

Information for students with citizenship outside of EU/EEA/EFTA: 

Tuition fee 
The tuition fee at AHO is set to 363 550 NOK per academic year (autumn + spring semester). 

You may be exempt from the tuition fee if:
  • You have been granted permanent residence permit in Norway.
  • You have been granted residence permit based on protection in Norway.
  • You have been granted a residence permit on grounds of strong humanitarian considerations or a particular connection to Norway.
  • You have been granted residence permit based on Family immigration with a Norwegian citizen.
  • You have worked full time in Norway for 2 years or more.
  • You have been a full time student in Norway for 3 years or more.

Proof of Finance 
In addition to AHO's new tuition fee, the UDI also require documentation for proof of finance. The full sum (tuition fee + proof of finance) needs to be documented in order to gain study permit.  

As part of the process to secure a study permit, International students from outside the EU/EEA will be required by the Norwegian government to provide a deposit covering the first-year tuition and one year of living expenses.
If you are admitted to our study programme, you will need to make the deposit before you can start your application for a study permit.

Read more about Proof of Finance

Financial Declaration
All applicants must upload the Financial Declaration together with their other documentation in Søknadsweb.
Please mind that if you are admitted to AHO, you will be asked to document for your statement in the Financial Declaration document.

Please find the form for Finacial Declaration here.

AHO does not offer scholarships. Students applying to other programmes must apply as self-financing students.  

Some students may be entitled for support from Lånekassen (The Norwegian State Educational Loan Fund). Please find more information here. 

If you have any questions about tuition fee, please contact the Admissions office: opptak@aho.no  

As the tuition fee is newly installed, AHO is still working out all the details. This page will be updated continuously. 

Last updated 30.01.23