The Norwegian Embassy in Baku is authorised to accept applications for a study permit for Norway from citizens of Azerbaijan and Georgia (All applicants, applying from Azerbaijan for any type of permits for Denmark, are advised to check the list of the required documents and applications on the DIS's website. These applicants cannot use the Norwegian Visa Portal and should apply in paper format).
The issues related to obtaining a residence and/or work permit for Norway are regulated by Norwegian Law / Immigration Act of 24 June 1988 and Regulations concerning the entry of foreign nationals into the Kingdom of Norway and their presence in the realm of 2 June 1997.
Please be informed that each applicant should register his/her application for a study permit and pay the application fee online via the Norwegian Visa Portal.
After successfully completing the applicatiion online, the applicant should deliver the required documents to the Embassy within the visa days and hours. All documents should be delivered personally by the applicant. Please note that each document should be in a high quality copy, A4 format, 1-side and not stapled as all documents will be scanned and electronically processed. The Embassy will not accept any documents not meeting the Embassy's criteria for its electronical processing.
The following documents are required/recommended to apply for a study permit:
- Cover Letter, signed by the applicant (or by both parents or legal quardians if the applicant is under 18). The applicant receives this Cover Letter to his email address after successfully completing the registration of his/her application online.
- 1 passport-size photo. For detailed information on the required photos please click here.
- 1 coloured copy of all pages of the passport and the passport itself.
- 1 coloured copy of the National Identity Card (Azərbaycan Respublikası vətəndaşinın şəxsiyyət vəsiqəsi) (both sides).
- Letter of admission from the relevant Norwegian educational institution (1 original and 1 copy).
- Applicant's study plan, financial support and housing (1 original and 1 copy).
- Applicant’s birth certificate (1 original and 1 copy) translated into English and verified by Apostille (optional).
- Applicant’s diploma (with subjects and grades) translated into English and verified by Apostille (1 original and 1 copy).
Application fee – NOK 2,500 – is paid online at the last stage of the application's registration.
Please note that the decision on approving/rejecting an application for a study permit is taken only by the Norwegian Directorate of Immigration (UDI) and the processing can take up to 2-4 months. In the case of the application is rejected by the UDI, no payment will be reimbursed. If the applicant is granted a residence permit, a relevant D visa will be issued, and upon arrival in Norway the applicant must report to the police of his/her stay no later than 7 days after entry. If an application is rejected an applicant will be notified on the decision.