Information for Quota Students
Department of Academic Affairs
Information, forms and procedures for current Quota scholarship students
Application instructions - academic year 2010 - 2011
Each academic year, Quota scholarship students must renew their funding application with Lånekassen. There are no paper applications. Everything will be done on the web. The instructions can be found here: instructions
Please apply as soon as possible. If you do not have your Min ID-codes, you will need to order these before you can apply and this will add processing time. Lånekassen Regulations for Quota recipients
The English version of the regulations can be found here
. Travel claims for Quota students
All travel claims should be submitted to the Quota coordinator at the Student Information Office. Flight booking or plane tickets must accompany all submitted applications
. Download the form here
. Field work:
All students going on fieldwork should also submit a brief statement on the content of the fieldwork. This statement should be signed by the supervisor and the student. Field work applications for less than 4 weeks will not be accepted. Summer holiday:
As a general rule, Lånekassen will cover travel expense for one annual trip home during the summer months. The applicant should have completed at least one academic year to be eligible to apply for the travel stipend for the summer holiday. Rates for travel support
can be found here
.Delays during your studies
The normal study programme of a Master's degree lasts 4 semesters, and students are expected to complete their degree by the end of the 4th semester. For doctoral candidates, the normal study plan covers 6 semesters (in addition to the semesters spent on master degree studies, if a transfer has taken place). Up to a one year extension can be granted for documented fieldwork in the home country.
If a student proves unable - for academic or personal reasons - to finish within this deadline, extension of support for one or two additional semesters may be applied for. The application must be supported by the department and submitted to the Student Information Centre for further action.Delays beyond 2 semesters will not be accepted.
Students will then lose their place in the Quota Scheme, and cannot expect an extension of their residence permit. The maximum delay allowed in a three-year (four-year with one year of fieldwork in the home country) doctoral programme is the same as for a master programme, i.e. 2 semesters. Documented illness (up to 3 months) and leave of absence due to child birth (about 10 months) may be considered separately. However, support from the Quota scheme cannot exceed beyond two additional semesters no matter the reason for delay.
Procedures and deadlines for extension application:
If the student has been delayed for reasons other than child birth or illness, the student and the supervisor should jointly submit a letter to the institute leader for approval. The letter should document the reasons for the delay. If the institute leader approves the application, it can then be forwarded to the Quota coordinator at the Student Information Centre. All applications should be submitted as early as possible and not later than 1 April in the spring semester and 1 October in the autumn semester
for a delay covering (part of) the following semester.
Since the number of study places financed by the Quota Scheme is limited, extension applications submitted later than these dates will cause conflicts with the admission of new students.
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