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Apply to be a student

Application deadline: 17. May

Online application form

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PDF application form

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PDF Reference form

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Before applying, make sure you have:


A profile picture (JPEG)





Scanned passport in color (Valid until 3 months past the end of the school year, usually around July 15)





Curriculum Vitae (CV) - What is a CV?



The process after applying:

1. Pay the application fee (500 NOK) - To pay via our online shop, use this link

2. Make sure three reference forms are submitted (preferably directly from) a Pastor, Elder and a suitable other (not family).

3. Have a Zoom interview (invitation will be sent on e-mail by school)

4. Receive an answer if you are offered a place as a student (No later than May 31)

5. Confirm that you accept the place as a student for the coming school year

6. Pay the student fund fee, 44.000 NOK, by July 1 of the applicable school year.

Bank details for Norway:

- Account number: 1020.21.03044

Bank details for outside of Norway:

- IBAN: NO02 1020 2103 044


- Bank: Eidsberg Sparebank, Storgata 2, 1850 Mysen, Norway


To reduce the bank and currency exchange fees, please use TransferWise.
Click here to make your first transfer without any fees.
Sign up, and send money with the following information:
– email:
– name: Granheimstiftelsen
– IBAN: NO0210202103044
For more information on TransferWise, please refer to this video.

Additional information


School start: August 18, 2024

School end: July 13, 2025

Student 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 160.000 NOK (click here for the Euro equivalent) 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 116.000 NOK, which is 72.5% of the total costs. (click here for the Euro equivalent).


The students are asked to contribute with 44.000 NOK (click here for the Euro equivalent) to the Matteson student fund, which is 27.5% of the total costs. 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.