What to expect as a student in autumn 2021

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Nord University is planning a careful return to normality, with a few adjustments.

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Nord University is looking forward to welcoming students to a new academic year in August 2021. We are working to ensure an exciting, social start to your studies at Nord University.

Yes, there will be teaching on campus

Whether you are a new student, or well underway in your studies, we are planning for your physical attendance at lectures and other learning activities.

This means that you will be able to attend on-campus meetings with other students and lecturers, study groups, lunch and coffee breaks with your peers and, of course, a buddy programme.

At the start of the semester, there will be some online teaching, especially for bigger student groups. This is due to social distancing regulations and restricted space in lecture theatres and classrooms. ​

There will be teaching online where necessary

Although we can meet on campus, we are nevertheless required to restrict large, frequent gatherings with different student groups. Where necessary, we will use online learning to ensure the quality of teaching and contact between students and teaching staff.

>> On our website for Online learning and tools you can learn more about learning tools at Nord, including which tools we use, how to access them and where to find help if you need it. 

Buddy programme for new students

As usual, we can offer an excellent buddy programme for new students, to ensure the best possible start at Nord University. In addition, new students will receive guidance from the Admissions Office and their faculty in the first weeks of August.​

A safe campus is everyone’s responsibility

Nord University facilitates infection prevention and control ​in close cooperation with local health authorities. We can therefore offer on-site classes and events in an environment that is safe for students and staff.

If necessary, we will change the layout and capacity of teaching spaces in order to provide quality education and ensure infection control. 

Although many students and staff have received vaccinations prior to commencement of the new semester, it is important that everyone contributes to preventing transmission of Covid-19. Maintain social distance and good hand hygiene, and stay at home if you feel unwell. Everyone on campus has an individual responsibility for infection control. 

Nord University will ensure that students in high-risk groups, and those who require special teaching arrangements, will have access to learning activities and normal educational progression. 

International students are eligible for vaccination 

If you have not completed your Covid-19 vaccinations prior to arrival in Norway, you can register for the vaccine in the Norwegian municipality where you will be studying. This applies to students who will be staying in Norway for six months or more. ​​


Get ready to study!


You can prepare for the autumn semester now by:

  • Planning physical attendance on campus in autumn, and ensuring that you have somewhere to stay.
  • Considering whether you have the equipment you need to participate in online teaching, including a laptop, headset and web camera.  
  • Staying healthy! Wash you hands and follow the advice of health authorities. 
  • Stay informed on our website, including information about when and where you can meet up on campus. 
  • Familiarise yourself with Nord University's Guide to Infection Prevention and Control
  • Get in touch with an academic adviser if you require special teaching arrangements.