Tuition-Free Masters Programs at Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) in 2023

The Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) is offering tuition-free International Masters programs for the academic session 2023/2024. These programs, taught in English, provide an excellent opportunity for international students to pursue a two-year masters degree without paying any tuition fees. While the programs were previously available to students of all nationalities, in 2023, a limited number of students can still access tuition-free education in Norway.


  • Scholarship Sponsor(s): NTNU, Norway
  • Host Institution(s): NTNU, Norway
  • Scholarship Worth: Full tuition waiver
  • Number of Awards: Several
  • Study Level: Masters
  • Nationality: International students

Eligibility Criteria for Tuition-Free Masters Study at NTNU 2023:

To qualify for a tuition waiver, students must meet the following conditions:

  1. Citizenship: Citizens of an EU/EEA country or Switzerland.
  2. Exchange students: Students from NTNU’s partner universities.
  3. Admitted before 2023: Students admitted to their study program before 2023.
  4. Erasmus Mundus Joint Masters Programme: Students admitted to an Erasmus Mundus Joint Masters Programme.
  5. Full degree scholarship: Students awarded a full degree scholarship from the Norwegian Directorate for Higher Education and Skills (HK-dir) through collaboration programs such as NORPART, STAR, etc.
  6. Residence permit: Students with a permanent residence permit in Norway or those who have a residence permit on one of the listed grounds of exemption.

In addition to the above, students must meet the following criteria:

  1. Education: Hold a first degree (bachelor’s degree) in a relevant field with a grade point average of at least C on the ECTS scale or equivalent.
  2. Program requirements: Meet the specific requirements of the chosen program.
  3. English proficiency: Proficiency in the English language with proof of proficiency.
  4. Academic performance: Excellent academic performance, as admission is highly competitive.

Application Procedures:

To apply for a tuition-free study at NTNU, interested candidates should follow these steps:

  1. Select an eligible masters program from the provided list.
  2. Visit the official website of the institution for instructions and application links.
  3. Follow the application process as outlined on the website.

Application Deadline: Varies

Visit the Official Website for Further Details


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