Loans and grants for summer courses
Basic support for up to two months
You can receive basic support for up to two months to take summer courses. Basic support is available to all students and is what most people refer to as a student loan. For summer 2020, the basic support is NOK 11,020 per month and you may receive a loan only for the period during which the course runs. If you have already received basic support for 11 months, you will only receive basic support for one additional month.
If you have children or reduced functional ability, you will also receive the appropriate grant for the same period.
Additional loan for up to two months
If you are taking a summer course approved as a summer semester at a university or university college in Norway, you can also receive an additional loan of up to NOK 4,699 per month during the summer of 2020.
Field work during the summer
In order to receive support for field work, you need to enclose documentation from your supervisor showing that it is necessary for the field work to take place during the summer. This applies to subjects such as biology, geology and archaeology.
Support for studies that are not approved summer courses
You can apply for loans and grants if your semester is extended by at least two weeks after 15 June. You may be entitled to grants and loans if your education programme specifies that teaching must take place during the summer semester or if you can document that you are saving time on the standard study period.
You need to send us a letter to apply. Enclose documentation from your place of study showing that the studies has been specified in your education programme or that you are saving time on the standard study period.
How to apply for loans for summer courses
You must submit your application before the course ends and you need to use the application form for the academic year ending during the summer when you will be taking the course.