Archive (earlier messages)

Updated 3 February: Organisation of classes and use of campus

Updated 3 February: Free rapid antigen testing for students and staf

Updated 25 January: ​More on-site teaching from 31 January​

Updated 20 January: Exams in spring semester 2022​

Updated 17 December: Online teaching main rule in January​​

Updated 13 December 9 PM: All examinations before the Christmas holidays will be carried out as planned​

The general infection control advice such as staying at home when you are sick​ and maintaining good coughing and hand hygiene still applies.

Vaccination for international students at Nord​

Infection control during autumn commencement​

What to expect as a student in autumn 2021​​​​​

​​​​Information for international students ​- first time student arrivals to Norway - c​ommencing in Autumn 2021​

Online teaching as a main rule throughout the semester - overview of corona measures for students​ updated 15​.04.21​

Bodø municipality now follows the national rules for infection control​ and the campus is open to all students. Updated 12.04.21

Bodø campus to close from midnight friday 12 M​​arch until 12 April​ updated 24.03.21

Nord University extends online classes until April 16​ 11.03.21

Using face masks on campus and in teaching settings 05.03.21

Follow local infection control measures - facemasks recommended in Bodø​ 26.02.21

Nord University extends online classes until March 15​ 10.02.21​

The restrictions after local lockdowns have been lifted 02.02.21​​

January 26: Online teaching main rule until February 15

January 23: New restrictions after local lockdowns​

January 22: University assessing possibility for on-campus classes

January 13: Online teaching throughout January​
Online teaching will apply throughout January. Some on-site teaching will be arranged for from January 20th.​​​

January 3: No on-site teaching until January 18
The Norwegian Government has announced that classes may only be taught online until January 18. Students who have traveled away from campus for Christmas holidays are asked to postpone their return if possible.

Professional practice placements will go ahead as plannedCampus buildings and libraries will remain open to​ students.​ National and local guidelines for infection prevention and ​​control must be followed at all times.​

December 17: International travel and travel quarantine:

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (UD) advises against all international travel that is not absolutely necessary. This global travel advice from UD is valid until January 15th, 2021.  

Prior to travelling you should familiarize yourself with the current infection situation, both where you are departing from and at your travel destination. 

Anyone returning from red countries or areas must stay in quarantine for 10 days after arriving in Norway. This precaution is known as travel quarantine.

Please note the following if you are travelling abroad:

  • Travel quarantine can entail unforeseen expenses. 
  • Accommodation with shared kitchen/bathroom facilities is not approved for travel quarantine.

​Students who have been on holiday in red countries and who return to Norway must cover the costs of their stay in hotel quarantine.

The university will only cover hotel quarantine expenses for new international students who are pursuing a bachelor degree, master degree or PhD​​. in Norway, and for new international exchange students in Norway. 

More information:
International travel​​

December 15: The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (UD) advises against all international travel that is not strictly necessary. This global travel advice from UD is valid until January 15th, 2021.​ 

Prior to travelling you should familiarize yourself with the current infection situation, both for the area where you live and for the area that you want to travel to. ​

Anyone returning from red countries or areas must stay in quarantine for 10 days after the date of their arrival in Norway. This is referred to as travel quarantine.​

More information:

November 6: Nord University is introducing stricter measures to ​​control transmission of the virus.​ ​This affects teaching and examinations at all our campuses. ​​Students must check Canvas for more information. ​

November 4: ​​​Physical sessions on session-based study programmes in 2020 are cancelled

Nord University follows the national and local advise for infection control. Based on an overall assessment of national advise and an increasing number of COVID-19 infections, the university has decided to cancel on-campus sessions on all session-based study programmes. This applies from November 9th and throughout 2020. 

The faculties will consider alternative teaching activities that can or should be arranged for the students affected to be able to achieve the expected learning outcome in their studies and receive the necessary follow-up. 

Students will receive further information from their faculty about how alternative teaching activities will be carried out.​

November 2Infection control of COVID-19 cases at Nord University

​​October 28:  Infection control of infection cases at the university​

October 27: Reduced capacity on buses in Bodø
The buses are now reducing their capacity. This has consequences for the capacity at buses to and from campus at Mørkved. Nordland County Council encourages all passengers to consider alternative transport. 

Teaching will continue as normal. Students that rely on public transport, are asked to allow extra time and consider avoiding rush hours. Students who are unable to attend mandatory teaching or professional training, must contact their student adviser. 

October 21: Guidelines for events and social gatherings
Social gatherings and events for students and employees at Nord University are allowed. 

Alcohol at events arranged at Nord University premises is only allowed at events arranged by Studentinord or by external organisers. 

Events must at all times follow the regulations from NIPH.

Augu​st 11: Help keep campus Corona-free​​

​June 6: 
Nord University's buildings are reopening. To ensure infection prevention, the reopening will happen in stages.

Updated May 28: Information about the autumn semester 2020 for new and current students

Updated May 22: Student exchange in autumn cancelled

Updated May 20: Online training in infection prevention and control at Nord University

Updated May 14: *NEW* Guide to Infection Prevention and Control at Nord University

Updated May 8: Information about teaching and on-site access for the remainder of the spring semester, including that campuses are closed to most students for the rest of the semester.

Updated April 29

Updated April 27

Updated April 8

Updated April 6

Updated April 3 at 3:40pm

  • By executive decision, the university will remain closed until May 1 2020. This means that, as with the previous three weeks, no classes will be held on university grounds. 
  • Events, conferences or teaching sessions in session-based programmes scheduled to occur before July 1 will be cancelled.

Updated April 2 at 12:40pm
Nord University announced the cancellation of all on-site events, seminars, conferences and teaching sessions for session-based programmes until July 1 2020. Read more on the Events website.

Updated March 26 at 4:00pm

Updated March 20 at 7:00pm
Rector Hanne Solheim Hansen announced today that Nord University’s campuses will remain closed until Monday, April 13, 2020.
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Updated March 19 at 3:45pm
  • Updated rules regarding work-from-home.
  • Campus closures: from 9am on Monday, March 23, access to campus buildings will be closed to students. If you have personal belongings on campus, you must collect these before this time.

Updated March 15 at 4:30pm

  • Outbound exchange students: On Saturday evening, Nord University requested that all exchange students and joint degree students return to Norway, on the basis of advice from the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs advises that Norwegian citizens consider returning to Norway in a calm and safe manner, in cooperation with their airline/travel agent.
    Clarification: The Norwegian Government has closed the borders to foreign nationals with no pre-existing grounds for entering Norway. All Norwegian citizens, as well as foreign nationals with valid grounds, such as residency, will be permitted to return. The airports are as such not entirely closed. 
    >> NB: We ask that all Nord staff and students follow updates relating to students on the website of the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs (currently in Norwegian only).

Updated March 14 at 4pm

Updated March 14 2020 at 11am

Updated March 13 2020 at 4pm

Updated March 12 2020 at 6 pm

  • Nord University closed for 14 days:
    The Norwegian Directorate of Health has declared the closure of kindergartens, schools and educational institutions. The closure is valid from 1800 on Thursday, March 12, 2020 until 2400 on Thursday, March 26, 2020. 
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  • New quarantine measures for Norway from March 12, 2020:
    Everyone arriving from countries other than the Nordic countries must self-isolate for a period of 14 days, regardless of whether they have symptoms or not. This measure is retroactive, with effect from February 27, 2020. 

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