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Norway - Guidance to Apply for Student Loan

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You can upload documents

  • in the application, while submitting it
  • on Your pages after you've submitted your application

You can also send it by mail after you have submitted your application.

Submit documentation when applying

The easiest way is to submit documentation when you apply for. Then Lnekassen can quickly begin to process your application.

Is there evidence you did not know you were going to upload before submitting the application, or you need a little more time doing the documentation ready, you can also upload it on Your pages.

You must submit documentation by mail, make a copy of all documentation, and send it to Lnekassen. Then you have to mark papers with personal identity number or customer number.

You do not "true copy" pistons or other confirmation of the copies you send to Lnekassen.

Most applications are processed automatically, but some must be seen by a caseworker. This may be because we lack information or because a piece of information to be checked. When that happens, your application placed in a behandlingsk and you get a turnaround.

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Applying for a Student Loan Banks

To apply for a Student Loan, students have to provide documentation related to their educational plans, assets and tax returns. It is also important to complete and submit the Application for Student Aid.

Doing some research will enable students to know what different lenders have to offer and what are the pros and cons of different loan plans.

This way they will be able to benefit from the best possible student loans without much hassle.

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Required Documents[edit]

  • High school diploma or other evidence that shows that you have achieved general university in Norway (not applicable for the Nordic countries)
  • Final admission letter without academic terms (unconditional) victim of the institution
  • Confirmation that shows how much you should pay in tuition fees

Office Locations & Contacts[edit]

PO Box 430 Alnabru
0614 Oslo
Fax: 22 64 26 36
Visiting addresses

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Norwegian and international students can apply for loan and scholarship from Lnekasse.


Explain the fees structure which is required for obtaining the certificate/document.


Explain the time until which the certificate/document is valid.
e.g. Birth Certificate Valid Forever

Documents to Use[edit]


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Sample Documents[edit]

Please attach sample completed documents that would help other people.

Processing Time[edit]

Up to 6 weeks.

Related Videos[edit]

Videos explaining the procedure or to fill the applications. 
Attach videos using the following tag <&video type="website">video ID|width|height<&/video&> from external websites.
Please remove the "&" inside the tags during implementation.
Website = allocine, blip, dailymotion, facebook, gametrailers, googlevideo, html5, metacafe, myspace, revver, 
sevenload, viddler, vimeo, youku, youtube
width = 560, height = 340, Video ID = Can be obtained from the URL of webpage where the video is displayed.
e.g In the following url "" Video ID is "Y0US7oR_t3M". 

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Secondary education

Higher and other education

Summer course

Required Information[edit]

  • Your name
  • Extent to which you take, for example Bachelor
  • That you study fulltime
  • The specialty
  • Duration of study with estimated completion

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Need for the Document[edit]

A student loan a loan offered to students which is used to pay off education-related expenses, such as college tuition, room and board at the university, or textbooks.

A student loan is designed to help students pay for university tuition, books, and living expenses. It may differ from other types of loans in that the interest rate may be substantially lower and the repayment schedule may be deferred while the student is still in school.

Information which might help[edit]

The objective of the educational support scheme is to ensure that:

  • Everyone has an equal opportunity to obtain an education regardless of geographic location, age, gender, level of disability, and financial and social circumstances;
  • Society and working life has access to the competency it needs;
  • Education is provided under satisfactory working conditions so that pupils and students may pursue their studies in an effective manner.

For information on applying for an educational loan, please contact the Norwegian State Educational Loan Fund (Lnekassen). The Ministry of Education and Research is responsible for developing support schemes in keeping with the Governments political priorities.

Other uses of the Document/Certificate[edit]

Educational loans and grants are intended to provide adequate support to cover living expenses while individuals pursue an education.

External Links[edit]

Educational loans and grants

The Norwegian State Educational Loan Fund (Lnekassen)

Application deadlines for grants and loans

Ministry of Education and Research

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Determination of Fees

Fees are determined by the Ministry of Education regulations regarding interest on and repayment of educational loans and loss of rights, see Regulations Chapter 6 Maturity, payment reminders and fees. Policy fee rates in the Regulations to the Debt Collection Act applies thus not for educational loans.