A WhatsApp message is circulated regarding a scholarship program that is said to be offered by the University of Oslo in Norway, for the year 2021. The message reads,
“APPLY FOR NORWAY SCHOLARSHIP 2021, FULLY FUNDED SCHOLARSHIP TO STUDY FOR FREE IN OSLO UNIVERSITY.
It takes a few seconds to apply. Don’t miss this opportunity.
Benefits of NORWAY 2021 scholarship Program.
The scholarship will cover.
-Full Tuition Fee
-Unlimited Work Permit.
The link provided at the bottom of the WhatsApp message includes a form to be filled by the applicant inquiring for the applicant’s personal information such as name, e-mail address, country of origin, and the intended course. At the bottom of the application form, the University of Oslo in Norway has been mentioned as the main sponsoring university for this fully-funded scholarship program.
In fact-checking, we inquired at the University of Oslo whether they have launched the so-called scholarship program or not. In response to the inquiry, the University of Oslo stated that the university is in no way linked with this WhatsApp message’s purposes and confirmed that this was fake.