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Government backtracks on international student fees

The Norwegian government has backed down from its proposal to introduce tuition fees for students coming from outside the EU or European Economic Area.

Following the conservative government’s budget proposal presented in October, the Christian Democrat and Liberal parliamentary groups have pushed government to remove the introduction of international student fees from it. 

The Norwegian Association of Researchers and the Norwegian Association of Higher Education Institutions published statements in support of the government’s final decision. “International students are a valuable resource for Norwegian research and higher education,” said Petter Aaslestad, chairman of NAR.

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