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Norway Student Visa from Pakistan:

Norway Study Residence Permit | Norway Student Visa:
It is possible to study interesting combinations of subjects at Norwegian universities and university colleges, and a wide range of courses and programmes is available in English for international students. In addition, student life at most higher education institutions is very dynamic and healthy.

International students give many reasons as to why they like studying in Norway: the safe, peaceful, and technologically advanced society; the magnificent scenery; the opportunity to take part in a variety of outdoor sports and activities – summer and winter; and the fact that studying in Norway will enhance their career opportunities, both in Norway and in other countries.

Study in Norway:
The Norwegian higher education sector is known for its high academic standards, innovative teaching methods and close, informal relations between students and lecturers. It is possible to study interesting combinations of subjects at Norwegian universities and university colleges, and a wide range of courses and programmes is available in English for international students.

In addition, student life at most higher education institutions is very dynamic, and there are a range of social activities on offer.

International students give many reasons as to why they like studying in Norway: the safe, peaceful, and technologically advanced society; the magnificent scenery; the opportunity to take part in a variety of outdoor sports and activities – summer and winter; and the fact that studying in Norway will enhance their career opportunities, both in Norway and in other countries.

How do I apply?

You can do part of your degree in Norway through one of the established exchange programmes or agreements between institutions, or you can come to Norway to follow an entire Bachelors or Masters degree course.
Read more about the advantages of studying in Norway, find universities and university colleges that offer courses in English, and find out how to apply at studyinnorway.no.

Study in Norway

Norwegian Education System:

There are two types of education institutes in Norway, state funded or Government institutes and private universities. Only few private universities and majority of higher education institutions are state run. All the universities in Norway (state funded) offer free education to all the programs and courses on all levels. But private universities in Norway charge tuition fees for all courses.

In some graduate level and PhD level programs education is research based, universities provide the research opportunities and also research training. Academic classes are also conducted on regular basis like in Pakistan.

Students who have completed their education in Norway can easily take equivalence certificates from other countries because education institutions of Norway are following Bologna process of European higher education since 2003.

CREDITS SYSTEM AND GRADING:
Normally education/academic year consist of two semesters. Autumn semester starts from mid-August and ends in mid-December. Spring semester starts from early January and ends in mid-June. Course credit system is called ‘studiepoeng’ which measures the course credit according to ECTS standard (European Credit Transfer System).

Grades are consisting of “A Grade” to “F Grade” which is similar to the grading system of Pakistani universities. “A” grade is highest and “F” grade is lowest, and “E” is minimum passing grade. However, in some particular exams pass or fail mark is also given.

STUDY OPPORTUNITIES FOR PAKISTANI STUDENTS:
admission for students from pakistan

There are study opportunities on all level for Pakistani students who want to take admission in Norway. Normally there are three levels like we have in Pakistan.

Bachelor Study Program
Master Study Program
PhD
In Norway, there are 7 accredited Universities, 9 accredited specialized university institutions, 22 accredited university colleges, 2 accredited national colleges of the arts and several private institutions of higher education which offers study courses on all levels. Please check the individual institute for study offers and admission pre-requisites. stvisapro.com will provide all the details of courses and programs with guideline in near future.

FEE, FUNDING AND SCHOLARSHIPS:
In this era of financial crisis, prices of all the basic needs are rising. Especially in the last decade inflation level increased worldwide. This inflation effects the education also and cost of completing degree become more expensive. Fees of world top universities have been increased and it is difficult for the students to meet the higher education expenses. But in Norway seen is totally different, completing education is fundamental right of every human being and Norway government is totally believing on it. That’s why in Norway universities and university colleges are public funded and they offer free education to all the students including students from Pakistan. Norway government believes that well educated people can be good part of Norwegian society so it makes it possible for everyone to complete their higher education without any cost. There is no tuition fee charged by the education institutes from students from all over the world in Norway, international students are also provided free education. But international students should keep one thing in mind that cost of living is more expensive in Norway than other countries of the world.

Normally no tuition fee charged from students in universities and university colleges in Norway but students are to pay NOK 300 to 600 as student union fee in each semester. It is not the tuition fee but student union fee. This fee grants many social benefits for free to students like membership in the local student welfare organization, which gives you various benefits during stay in Norway, which includes reduced fares on various public transport, lower ticket prices to cultural events and cinemas, campus health services, counselling, access to sports facilities and other culture activities.

Some scholarships for Pakistani students are also available by Norwegian Government but criteria is very high in order to obtain the scholarship. We will post scholarships on our scholarship page when offers are available.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS FOR PAKISTANI STUDENTS:
Under-Graduate Studies:

The students who have completed intermediate from B.I.S.E or A-Level + 1 year university education is eligible to apply in Norway for under-graduate programme.

GSU-list should be checked for additional requirements to apply in Norway universities.

For some specialist fields of study from secondary school some additional admission requirements may be required by Norway educational institutions. Students should check with the institution for information about these special qualifications.

Masters Programmes:
16 years of education in Pakistan is required to apply in master degree programs in Norway for Pakistani students. (Master of Arts, Master of Science, Bachelor with Honours, such as BBA, BCS and Bachelor of Science Honours).

Admission requirements can be varied from different universities and university college based on an academic evaluation of the applicant. Top ranked universities demands good study background but in other universities admission criteria is bit low.

The program you will be applied for must be relevant to your studies. Normally degree must include courses equal to at least 1 1/2 years of full-time studies in a subject relevant to that of the programme applied for. In some cases, work experience counts as study relevancy or education.

PhD:
For Phd. or Philosophy of Doctorate 18 years of education (M.S, MPhil, or equal) from Pakistan is required to apply for PhDs programs in Norway. PhD position announces on university website and you have to write the research proposal which is accepted by prospective supervisor and committee. However, in Norway PhD students consider as an employee of the university and get paid full salary from average 407,000 NOK to 530,000 NOK/ year depends on your research project, university and other factors. Permanent residence (PR) is granted after completion of PhD and paying 3 years of full time job tax.

Language requirement is compulsory if you want to get admission in Norway at any study level. But if you are applying for PhD there is no language requirement. if you completed your Masters or MPhil. In Natural Science, Engineering, Medical, Computer Science and IT. It is always a good idea to get in touch with the respective university department before applying.

(Preliminary application opens from 1st October to 1st December in most Universities and Colleges).

ENGLISH AND NORWEGIAN LANGUAGE REQUIREMENTS:
English:
If you want to apply in Norway in study program where the language of instruction is English you have to fulfill the English language criteria. You can do so by several English Language tests and Proficiency Letters.

Every university and study program have different language requirement. Here we give you a general idea, you should always check with the university and program website where you want to apply.

IELTS (International English Language Testing Service) academic:
The most popular among the students. Norway universities accept the IELTS test and requirements are normally 5 Bands to 7 Bands overall with no minimum in each Band.

TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)
With a minimum of 500 points in PBT (Paper Based Test )

With a minimum of 60 points IBT (Internet Based Test)

Cambridge ESOL Examinations:
First Certificate in English

Certificate in Advance English

Certificate of Proficiency in English

Students with MA English, English Literature or Major in English Language are exempted from English Language Requirements.

DEADLINES:
Deadline for application submission can be varied from one university to other, it is suggested that student should check the particular university’s website for deadlines. Most Universities in Norway have the ‘preliminary application system’ which opens the online application on October-November. On this stage, university doesn’t demand any documentation. International students only have to fill the online application form. They evaluate your basic information. If you are accepted the Norwegian institute sends you the normal application form with deadlines from December 01 to March 15 for autumn semester. (There is only one intake for foreign students who want to apply for Norway). It is highly recommended to check university’s website for deadline because some universities have totally separate deadlines and admission procedure.

VISA APPLICATION THROUGH VFS GLOBAL:
Welcome to the website of the Visa Application Centres for Norway in Pakistan. This site provides information applicable to all nationalities on how to apply for a Schengen visa or Residence Permit to Norway.

PART TIME JOB DURING YOUR STUDIES IN NORWAY:
Like most countries in the world international students in Norway are permitted to work as part time. Study residence permit is granted to all foreign students including Pakistani students which allowed them to work for up to 20 hours per week during study sessions. During semester breaks students are allowed full time work. Wages in Norway is very high. Infect Norway is the number 4th on highest per capita income. Students may earn average 120 NOK* per hour by doing student job in restaurant or newspaper distribution company. It helps students to cover their residence expenditure.

Other Important Links and Downloads:

Norway Residence Permit for Student Official Webpage

Norwegian Embassy Official Website

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