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The admission process is quite simple. Send in the filled out application form with documents according to the list below.


Fill out the online application form (You must be logged into your google account), or you can also download a pdf version.


While filling out the application form you will need:
1. A profile picture (JPEG)
2. Curriculum Vitae (CV) – what is a CV?
3. Scanned Passport in color (valid until 2020)


In addition to filling out the application form you will also need to:
1. Submit three reference forms from a Pastor, Elder and a suitable other (not family) – printable PDF / editable PDF (should be sent directly by reference)
2. Pay the application fee, 250 NOK
– To pay via our online shop, use this link
3. Pay the student fund fee, 34000 NOK, by June 15 of the applicable school year.
– IBAN: NO16 1020 2142 368
– Bank: Eidsberg Sparebank, Storgata 2, 1850 Mysen, Norway


After the application is received, we will send an initial reply. When all the documentation is received, you will be contacted to organize a time for a Skype interview. The applications will be reviewed in order of submission. However, to put together a student group for the year, we generally evaluate the applications after the application deadline on May 17. You will receive an answer from the school committee no later than June 15.



Suggested preparation: any IMPACT summer mission trip — view IMPACT generation page

School start: August 19, 2018

Application deadline: May 17, 2018


Target Group
Age: 18 – 26
We can only accept applications from students in EU / EEA countries.
Amount: We generally take 12 first year students
Gender: We try to keep a balance between male and female students



The Matteson program is to a great extent sponsored by people who recognize its value and donate to the Granheim Foundation, which, in turn, sponsors the students.


Due to the expensive country we are situated in, the program costs about 100’000 NOK (approx. 10’600 Euros) per student. Rather than asking for school fees of this amount, we request the students’ full attention, their time and talents, and a determination to complete the program.


Full time students who complete the school year are supported by the Granheim Foundation with a scholarship of 66’000 NOK (approx. 7’000 Euros). By sponsoring tuition, room and board in Norway, we want to set an example for young people to give, as Jesus freely gave us salvation.


The students are asked to contribute with 34’000 NOK (approx. 3’600 Euros) to the Matteson student fund. This covers expenses related to the mission internship, mission trips, travels, events, accessories and also contributes to the alumni support fund. If personal funds are not sufficient, we recommend applicants to ask their family, home church, friends or others for support. The foundation does not wish lack of money to be a primary reason why potential students are prevented from applying for a valuable education; therefore, if applicants see that they will not be able to raise the full amount, they are asked to indicate this in their application.


Read more about the vision of the Granheim Foundation here.


Fill out the online application form here
(You must be logged into your google account)