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Apply to be a student

Application deadline: May 17, 2019

Online 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 2020)





Curriculum Vitae (CV) - What is a CV?



The process after applying:

1. Pay the application fee (250 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 Skype 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, 39.000 NOK, by July 1 of the applicable school year.

Bank details:

- Account number: 1020.07.09654
- IBAN: NO16 1020 2142 368


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

Additional information


Suggested preparation: any IMPACT summer mission trip

School start: August 18, 2019

School end: July 12, 2020

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 100.000 NOK (approx. 10'000 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 61.000 NOK (approx. 6'100 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 39.000 NOK (approx. 3.900 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.

Highly recommended language course

Even though the school program is in English, many activities make a knowledge of the Norwegian language an advantage. Matteson Mission School offers a language course taking place one week prior to school start. It is highly recommended to take part in this. The course is free, but participants are asked to contribute with practical work and other tasks needed to be done in connection with the course.


Course start: Sunday Aug 11, 2018 (arrival Friday Aug 9)