Subsistence requirements for student residence permit - citizens from countries outside EU/EEA

Students from countries outside EU/EEA must show the ability to cover living expences by proof of funds amounting to at least  NOK 121 220 (academic year 2019-2020).

This money may consist of student loans, grants, own funds that you have in a Norwegian bank account registered in your name, or a combination of the above. If you have already been offered a part-time job in Norway, the income from this work may be included.

The Student Welfare Organization of Oslo (SIO) offer international students a temporary Norwegian bank account. Unless you already have a Norwegian bank account, we highly recommend that you apply for this system. Read this information on how to register and apply for the SIO Residence Permit Deposit Account. 

Important! If you plan to apply for both the account and SIO Housing, you need to apply for housing first.

The deposit is a requirement of the Norwegian Directorate of Immigration proving that you have the funds to cover your living expenses while in Norway. This is not a tuition fee to the Academy.

Last updated: 30. August 2019