All students must pay a fee each semester to study at MF.
Prices for the academic year 2023/2024:
The deadline is 25 August for the Autumn semester, and 15 January for the Spring semester.
- Exchange students and students from the EU/EEA/Switzerland:
NOK 4040,- per semester.
- Students from countries outside the EU:
NOK 60.000,- per semester.
- PhD students:
NOK 4040,- per semester
Research fellows at MF do not pay semester fees.
Semester fee reimbursement policy
The following deadlines apply to reimbursement of the paid semester fee:
If you have made the payment by the payment deadline of 25 August/15 January, you have the right to receive a refund of the semester fee if you withdraw from your studies within 14 days after the deadline (8 September/29 January).
If you have been granted an extended payment deadline, a 14-day right to withdraw applies.
To exercise the right of semester fee reimbursement, you must contact MF (firstname.lastname@example.org) and clearly communicate your intention to withdraw from your studies. We recommend providing written notice, preferably via email.
After the deadlines mentioned above, you will generally not receive a refund of the semester fee or any portion of it. Exceptions can be made in the event of unforeseen, serious circumstances making further studies unreasonably burdensome or impossible (personal force majeure), such as severe illness.
If you wish to improve grades in a course that you have already passed, subscribe for the next ordinary exam (StudentWeb). Note that this will cost an additional NOK 1500,-. We will generate the invoice in StudentWeb after the registration deadline. You will receive an e-mail.
If you have been granted registration for a course/allowed to register for the semester after the stipulated deadlines, it will cost you NOK 200 in administrative fees.
Frequently asked questions about the semester fee:
Where do I find the invoice to pay the semester fee?
Log in to StudentWeb and choose "More" and "Payment" in the menu. You can also order a printed version, while you generate the invoice for the respective semester. Note that MF does not have a tuition fee, and you will therefore not need to document this payment for the UDI.
What are the different items of the semester fee?
SiO fee: A fee which all students in Oslo pay to Student Welfare Organization in Oslo. All students must be a member of a welfare organization. In case you study in more than one place you will only pay the semester fee once. You must show the receipt from the other institution to us.
Deductible: Consists of two parts:
A part that finances the student democracy and various welfare measures in the academic environment (grants for the Welfare Council, newspaper subscriptions, gymnasium, fitness room, etc).
A part that is used to cover study materials such as teaching aids.
These amounts are both mandatory.
In addition, there is a voluntary amount to MF student's assistance funds: Each student pays NOK 40,-. This money creates a fund, which each year is given to a good objective. Such a purpose is determined by the students' general meeting at MF. The same applies to NOK 10,- to the Students and Scholars' International Assistance Fund, which is also voluntary.
I have paid the SiO fee (or similar) to another educational institution. Do I have to pay the fee again to MF?
No. You have to present a valid proof of payment from the other institution at the Student Reception at the 3rd floor. In this case, the semester fee to MF will be reduced by the amount that corresponds to SiO fee. But even before that, you can simply deduct the SiO fee from the invoice and pay only the remaining amount.