Norway is a great place to live. Although it is one of the world’s leading oil producers, its incentive programmes make electric cars the most popular among fuel types in the country. Norway is known for much more than its oil, though. It has fish, some of the world’s most dramatic landscapes in the of its legendary Fjords, and mysterious giants in its northern regions. Fortunately, many scholarship options are available in Norway, to help those cope in one of the world’s most expensive countries.
The first to consider is the Norwegian Quota Scholarship Scheme. This scholarship scheme is provided by the Norwegian government for students from select countries in Southern countries on Central and Eastern Europe, and Central Asia under the quota scheme. Its main goal is to help participating students return to their home country and contribute to it in a positive manner once they choose to do so. It is open to those studying at any level from Bachelor’s to PhD level. Students get the same amount as Norwegian nationals with about 40% being a grant, and 60%, a loan. The loan is waived once the student has returned home. Should they choose to remain in Norway or more to another country, they must repay the loan.
The second to consider is the ERASMUS Mundus Scholarship in Coastal nd Marine Engineering and Management. Norway is probably the best place to study such a subject, beyond choosing an island for a simple reason. Norway is mostly coastline, after all. Most of their oil is also offshore, so a large part of the country’s economy depends on coastal and marine technology. This scholarship is linked to the ESASMUS Mundus Master in Coastal and Marine Engineering and Management, which is a two-year international Master programme in which five universities take part. They are the Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands, the Norwegian University of Science and Technology in Trondheim, the Catalunya University of Technology in Barcelona, the University of Southampton , and the City University of London in the United Kingdom.
These are only two of the scholarships available. One is general, and for international students, and the other is for a specific course, also with an international outlook. This reflects Norway’s outward-looking approach to things. It is not an isolationist country at all. This can be seen in the openness and friendliness of its citizens.