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Pilot Flight Academy Launches Unique Scholarship Program
– Sponsoring pilot training for students

As one of the leading flight schools in Europe, Pilot Flight Academy (PFA) is also this year launching its own scholarship program for future pilot students. The recipient of the scholarship will have the tuition fees covered throughout the entire 18-month vocational school program.

Increasingly more forecasts indicate that the world will face a critical pilot shortage within a few years, and the demand for pilots from airlines will therefore be enormous. Future pilots will have great opportunities for both steady jobs and attractive conditions.

Pilot Flight Academy aims to help solve the pilot shortage, and the school is now taking the initiative to make pilot education available to even more people through the awarding a free study placement. The scholarship program is one of several measures to raise awareness about the pilot profession. PFA has an international student body, and the scholarship is made available to both Norwegian and European applicants.

With this, the school aims to make education possible and attractive for individuals who would otherwise not have the financial means to pursue their dream of becoming a pilot, as well as individuals who, through their extraordinary social engagement or other merits, have particularly earned this opportunity. The scholarships has a total value of 1 100 000 Norwegian Kroner and covers all semester fees at the school.

Pilot Flight Academy has a rolling and open admissions process throughout the year. To qualify for the scholarship in 2024, the application deadline is August 1st, 2024, for the course starting on September 24, 2024.

We welcome applicants with European passports to compete for the pilot scholarship, and we especially encourage women to apply.

To be considered for the scholarship, applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Pass the admission test for Pilot Flight Academy before the application deadline (August 1st, 2024).
  • Be 18 years old at the start of the program and not turn 34 in the same year.
  • Be between 150-200 cm tall.
  • Have completed secondary education.
  • Hold a valid European passports
  • Be able to meet the medical requirements to obtain a Class 1 Medical Certificate from an Aviation Medical Examiner. A Norwegian Class 1 Medical Certificate must be held when starting the course.
  • Meet the requirements to obtain a student visa for the flight phase abroad.
  • Submit a short motivational application letter (maximum 300 words).
  • Submit a short selfie video explaining why you deserve the free study placement (maximum 2 minutes).
  • Be active on social media and willing to document and share your study journey.
  • The applicant is expected to move into the Pilot Flight Academy dorm.


The scholarship covers the cost of tuition fees (currently 1 100 000 NOK), which includes:

  • Theoretical training in Norway.
  • Travel to any secondary base.
  • Accommodation at any secondary base.
  • Approximately 5 months of flight training at any secondary base.
  • Travel back to Norway from the secondary base.
  • Approximately 7 months of flight training in Norway.


The scholarship recipients will be responsible for the following costs:

  • PFA admission test fee: 500 NOK.
  • Aviation medical examination (currently 9 600 NOK).
  • Theory examination fee to the Civil Aviation Authority (currently 13 x 850 NOK).
  • Fee to the Civil Aviation Authority (certificate issuance, currently 6 110 NOK; price examiner for the Skill Test CPL/IR; see current prices on their website ).
  • Accommodation at PFA Campus: 6 000 – 7 000 NOK per month.
  • Any additional training beyond the standard training program and according to PFA’s current rates, if necessary.
  • Travel expenses for the medical examination in Oslo.
  • Travel expenses to and from Torp, Sandefjord.
  • Living expenses at any secondary base and Norway.

The scholarship recipients will be selected by a jury consisting of representatives from the school’s management and a student representative:

  • Karl Morten Rosenlund – Accountable Manager
  • Knut Knutzen – CTKI
  • Margot Bartelds – Head of Student Services, Marketing and Sales
  • Monica Fayad Nascimento – Content Creator & Marketing Specialist – AAP Aviation

Applications should be sent to by August 1st, 2024, at 23:59. Note that the PFA entrance exam must be completed with an approved result for the application to be processed. On August 15th, 2024, the recipients of the scholarships will be announced on

Family members (e.g., siblings, children, grandchildren, step-children, and spouses) of PFA employees are not eligible to apply for the scholarship. PFA reserves the right to determine which candidates are selected to receive the scholarship.