Accessibility statement

Fees, funding and other costs

Students on the YorkCourse do not pay any tuition fees in York, but must, of course, meet their own living expenses which are the same as (or less than) in Norway.  Students will be required to pay to join one of the University of York's Colleges (Derwent) for a fee of around £10 per semester.  The NSC currently reimburses students for this fee on arrival in York.

Students on the YorkCourse with School Experience programme will be charged a fee of £200 to cover expenses and a donation to the schools. (Please note: this fee is waived for Spring 2020 only.)

Please note that postgraduate students taking the YorkCourse do not pay fees, but postgraduate students who undertake a semester with either the Department of English and Related Literature or the Department of Language and Linguistic Science will pay fees of around £5000 to the University of York.

Successful applicants to the YorkCourse who are registered on a course in Norway (i.e. are a current student) are entitled to funding (loan and grant) from Lånekassen. Applicants who are not currently students i.e. current teachers should consult Lanekassen and/or their employer to see if they are eligible for any funding.


The NSC will help to arrange off-campus accommodation for undergraduate and postgraduate students on the YorkCourse. This is usually in either a house which may or may not be shared with other students or in a house with an English family. If you are offered a place, further details will be sent out to you, where you can indicate any preferences you might have. The cost is currently approximately £95-100 per single room in a shared house per week.

It is possible for you to bring your partner/spouse and/or children with you to York should you so desire, but you should be aware that the costs will, of course, be considerably more.

The University of York may be able to offer our students the option of taking a room in student halls somewhere on or near to the University campus.

Some comments from our students about their accommodation:

"I live in a house with other YorkCourse students which is very near town. It's a lovely house, in a great location and I'd have paid much more for such a house in Norway."

"I was very happy with my accommodation. I lived with an English woman and found it very useful to practise my English with her. She was the most lovely landlady you could imagine"

"I am very pleased with the accommodation. I am renting a room in a house and get the opportunity to talk English at home."

"Felicity sorted out my accommodation for me and I'm very happy with it. It's not far from town or the university so it's perfectly located"