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About K-Stud (Christian Association for Adult Education in Norway)
Christian Association for Adult Education in Norway (hereafter referred to as “K-Stud”) is an educational co-operative body working to promote and strengthen learning amongst adults in congregations, organizations and institutions. The organization operates, helped by grants from the Ministry of Education and Research, and acts in accordance to the laws of adult education. K-stud consists of 74 voluntary member organizations and collaborating partners. Information, news, rules and regulations, overview of approved study materials and other study tips are available on our homepage at www.k-stud.no .
In order to apply for public grants, one must first have an approved curriculum describing the course/ study programme. On completion of this programme, submit an application for a grant, together with attendance lists containing all participant’s names, addresses and dates of birth. Participants must be over 14 years of age.
Please submit applications via our application Portal found here:
http://minekurs.studieplaner.no/k-stud , where you can also read some more about the application process.
Who can receive public grants?
K-stud’s member organizations and their congregations, organizations and institutions (hereafter called “the unit”) have the opportunity to receive grants. In other words we can award grants to all organized teaching concerning your study groups, bible groups, cell groups or similar, choirs, bands, corps, other song and music groups, courses, camps, confirmations or any other current educational activities – as long as you have an approved curriculum plan.
The actual applicant is, nevertheless, `the unit´ and the unit’s name must be stated in the application.
We assign grants to all types of organized education arranged by either our member organizations/collaborating partners or by their congregations, organizational units or institutions.
The grant will be deposited directly into the congregation/organization/institution’s bank account or to their activity branch/group’s account – as funding for the association’s educational activities. The bank account number must belong to either the central unit, congregation, organization, group or association belonging to one of our member organizations or our collaborating partners.
How can the grants be used?
The public grants ought to be used only for approved courses/educational activities. The funds should stimulate learning and can be used towards the cost of materials, refreshments, rental, teacher/instructor fees, administration and other relevant expenses. The term “rental” relates to the hiring of rented locations, or indirect rental whereby the grant goes to the congregation/organization’s cash float as compensation for the use of their premises. The money can likewise be given to the congregation/organization for any work carried out for course planning, materials, teaching or other study arrangements.
Subsidy rates 2015
In 2016, study groups/bible groups/conversation groups receive a Kr. 70, – subsidy for each completed study hour.
In 2016, courses receive an Kr. 90, – subsidy for each completed course hour.
In 2016, song and music courses receive an Kr. 90, – subsidy for each completed course hour.
We reserve the right to adjust the rates during the year.
The curriculum must be preapproved. The curriculum must as a minimum content: When the course will take place, what the learning goals are, the working and teaching methods, duration and evaluation. If you create your own curriculum, approval must be applied for prior to the course or group starting. Refer to the approved curriculum in the grant application.
When using approved study materials, standard curriculum or a study book, reference to the approval must be submitted when applying for a grant.
We recommend a participation of at least five students. Nevertheless, a grant can be awarded to courses and groups consisting of at least one participant and a teacher, or two participants without a teacher. For the participation of less than five students, an explanation is required in the curriculum, together with a description of the chosen teaching method that ensures a high standard of learning.
In order to receive a grant, the curriculum activities must have at least one eligible
participant after the completed course. An eligible participant must meet the following requirements:
- Have an attendance of at least 75%
- Turned a minimum of 14 years old before the end of the year in which the training takes place.
- Supply details of full address and date of birth.
Foreign participants and courses abroad
Courses arranged by an adult education association are open to anyone living in Norway. This also applies to those who have temporary residence such as asylum seekers and students.
Grants can be awarded to courses held abroad by Norwegian congregations or organizations.
These may include:
- an ordinary course where all or part of the course is held outside Norway
- a student trip abroad
- courses organised by a local organization abroad belonging to or part of one of K-stud’s associated member organizations, e.g. The Seaman’s Church and Missions.
The amount of course hours (study hours)
Courses require a minimum of eight hours teaching. One course hour is 60 minutes of organized education. Breaks of up to 15 minutes per hour are permitted. Breaks can be accumulated into one or more longer periods, but may not be added on at the end of a session. As a rule, we do not award grants for more than 10 hours per day. A reason must be laid out in the course plan/curriculum and/or the grant application for all hours exceeding this.
For comprehensive courses and study groups, where one has especially many sessions a week, the following rules apply:
- The courses are divided into modules each with its own course plan, for example once monthly or quarterly.
- The provider must enclose a programme/plan for the implementation of the meeting.
- Grants are given for a maximum of 3 hours per evening. The upper limit for evening courses is set at 400 hours each half year, or 115 hours per month.
- The limit for daytime courses is set at a maximum of 5 hours per day. The upper limit for daytime courses is set at 700 hours per half year, or 115 hours monthly.
Examples of this kind of training are courses organized by immigrant congregations and substance abuse institutions, who hold meetings almost daily throughout the year.
The attendance list must be completely filled out with meeting dates, participant’s names, addresses, dates of birth, and checked attendance. When submitting in MineKurs (My Courses), e-mail address and password are used to log in, which is an electronically binding signature from the course manager, teacher or coordinator of the provider (educational organization.) The course manager or teacher must sign attendance lists submitted in the form of paper applications.
The deadline for a grant application is 3 months after the course/group is completed. However, for courses/groups completed later than the 30th September, the deadline is 15th January the following year. Applications received after the deadline will be evaluated if funds are still available.
Facilitated grants are supplements to the ordinary grants for courses. The grant shall be used to remove obstacles for educational participation. Carefully explained reasons are necessary for special training arrangements. Expenses must be documented with original receipts or certified copies. Grants are awarded to disabled and other participants who require special teaching or learning environments to be able to participate in learning, and which entails greater expenses for the arranger.