Norway confirms end of free non-EU tuition to dismay of student groups


Norway’s student organisation leader has called the parliament’s overwhelming vote to introduce tuition fees for non-EU students a “betrayal”.

After months of debate and opposition from many universities in the country, the Labour Party-run government will introduce fees for non-EU students. Some 97 votes were cast by the Storting regarding the “personal payment for citizens from outside the EEA and Switzerland”. An overwhelming 86 were for the introduction, and just 11 were against.


“The free principle is hereby buried. It is a sad day for students and for equal opportunities,” said the National Union of Students in Norway leader Maika Marie Godal Dam.


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