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. Continue reading, if you wish to study in Norway, and you don’t know how to apply for Norway student visa in Nigeria.

Norway is also one of the most affordable study destinations for Nigerian international students in Europe; this is because its state universities and colleges offer free tuition to its students including international students from outside the European Union. The country which is quite beautiful offers a unique student experience, high-quality education and various exciting outdoor. We will guide you how to apply Norway student Visa in Nigeria.

Simply follow our simple guidelines on how to apply Norway student Visa in Nigeria and the requirements needed to apply for Norway student visa in Nigeria.


Advantages of studying in Norway

  • Quality education

Despite being a small country, Norwegian universities and university colleges deliver a quality education which also international exchange and degree-seeking students benefit from. Studying in Norway will improve your career possibilities, both at home and abroad.

However, chances are high you might be surprised by the informal atmosphere on campus. Teachers are easily approachable; tuition often takes place in small groups and as a student, you are encouraged to develop a critical mind.


  • English

A number of degree programmes and courses are taught in English. Non-native-English students will see that their English skills improve during their studies in Norway, while native-English students will not get bored. A high level of English in the society, in general, makes it easy for both study and live in Norway.


Requirements Needed to Apply for Norway Student Visa in Nigeria

  • A completed application form
  • Receipt of having paid the application fee
  • A valid travel document (i.e. passport)
  • Two recent passport-sized photos with a white background
  • Evidence of admittance to an approved full-time education program
  • Evidence of sufficient financial funds for the entire period of study, including funds to support any accompanying family, which should be in a Norwegian bank account (it can be difficult to open an account in a Norwegian bank without a Norwegian personal number, so you can usually deposit the required amount into an account established by your educational institution.
  • Evidence that you have somewhere to live (such as a house, apartment, bedsit or room in a hall of residence)
  • Evidence that you will leave Norway when your residence permit expires (usually in the form of a return ticket)
  • Completed and signed UDI document checklist, which you should print off and hand in along with your other documents


How to apply for Norway Student Visa in Nigeria

Step 1

Before proceeding to apply for your Norway student visa, you must complete your online registration, this is mandatory for all visa applications. Visit the Application portal for the registration; ensure that you choose the student residence permit when you are applying.

The visa applications are submitted at the visa application centers in Lagos and Abuja. Applications submitted will be assessed by the Norwegian Embassy in Abuja which is then forwarded to the Directorate of Immigration (UDI) in Norway for consideration.

To complete your visa application process, you must bring along all your supporting documents in original, the application cover letter and a clear photocopy of all your supporting documents as well. Norway visa application submission times are between 08:00 AM to 15:00 PM on Mondays – Fridays except on Nigerian and Norway public holidays.
Collection of passports back from VFS Visa Application Centre is from 11:00 AM to 16:00 PM on Mondays – Fridays as well. If you want a representative to collect your passport on your behalf, you must include a letter of authority at the submission counter while submitting your visa application documents.

Step 2

If you plan to study in Norway, you will need a student residence permit or student visa. Visas are issued for stays up to 90 days and up to 3 years, depending on your study duration. it is advisable to apply as soon as you are able. If your application is granted, you must then obtain a residence card. This is proof that you have the right to live in Norway and is issued by your local police station in Norway. You’re required to visit the police station within seven days of your arrival in Norway. You’ll have your fingerprints and photo taken and will be sent your residence card by post within 10 working days. Applications for residence permits will be processed by the Norwegian Directorate of Immigration (UDI) visit the UDI Website  to process your residence permits.


For information contact the embassy in Abuja directly for inquiries and questions regarding visa regulations and requirements.

Embassy of Norway in Abuja, Nigeria

ADDRESS: Norwegian Embassy in Abuja, Nigeria 54, T.Y. Danjuma Street Asokoro PMB 5136, Wuse Abuja Nigeria.

TELEPHONE: (+234) 813 989 0050




Norway Visa Application Centre, Lagos
Manor Hall,
Plot 110, Admiral Ayinla Way,
Opposite Treasure Garden Estate,
Third Roundabout, Lekki Phase I

Norway Visa Application Centre, Abuja
62, Lobito Crescent,
Wuse 2,
Telephone:        +234 815 018 8800



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