Checklist for new international students

Congratulations on your admission!
  • International full degree students must accept their offer of admission within 7 days. To do this you have to log in to Nord University's online application portal; Søknadsweb.

    Tuition fees for students with citizenship outside the EU/EEA area. 

    All degree student with citizenship outside the EU/EEA area must pay tuition fees at Nord University.

  • Student housing is available through the student welfare organisation Studentinord. As an international full degree student, you should apply for housing as soon as possible, to ensure that your application is successful.

    As an exchange student you will receive an booking code from the International office when you receive your confirmation of admission.

  • Students with citizenship outside the EU/EEA area, must have a study permit or resident permit prior to arriving in Norway.

    You will need to document admission to the university and sufficient financial means. Read about applying for a study permit from outside the EU/EEA here.

  • EU/EEA students are required to bring a valid European Health Insurance Card. All international students, regardless of the length of their stay is strongly encouraged to have a valid health and travel insurance. It is the student’s responsibility to make insurance arrangements for any accident, illness, injury, loss or damage to persons or property during the study period in No​rway.​

    Some students ​need to go through a compulsory health check upon arrival. If this applies to you the International Office will contact you.

    Read more about insurance

  • Please read and follow all the steps in the semester registration guide thorougly.

  • You should plan to arrive in time for semester start, published in the academic calendar. There will also be an orientation meeting for all new international students. More information about this meeting will be posted closer to semester start.

    You can find more information about semester start and the orientation meeting in your Welcome Letter. 

    Detailed information about start dates for each study programme is provided either on the study programme page or by email from your faculty. 

  • EU/EEA students

    EU/EEA students must register with the police within 3 months of arrival. After arrival please register your application in UDIs application portal​

    The international office will set up an appointment with the police after arrival for you. If you miss this appointment you will have to book a new one yourself.

    Remember to take any supporting documentation as stipulated by UDI, including:

    • National identity card or passport,
    • European Health Insurance Card or documentation of private health insurance,
    • Documentation of financial capacity (a bank statement will be sufficient)
    • Housing contract with your address
    • Confirmation of admission to Nord University

    Non-EU/EEA students

    Non - EU/EEA students must register with the police within 2 weeks of arrival. If you will be staying in Norway for more than 90 days, you must first apply for a student residence permit (study permit).

    The international office will set up an appointment with the police after arrival for you. If you miss this appointment you will have to book a new one yourself.

    Remember to take any supporting documentation as stipulated by UDI, including:

    • Your passport with certified copies,
    • Initial permit from UDI (letter including the DUF number)
    • Housing contract with your address
    • Confirmation of admission to Nord University

    Nordic nationals

    Residents of the Nordic countries (Swedish, Danish, Icelandic or Finnish citizens) are not required to register with the police upon arrival, but need to register a move to Norway if staying for longer than six months.

    What happens when you go to the police?

    The police will take your fingerprints and photo, and will then order your residence card. 

    Please check that you are registered with the correct postal address and that your name is on your letter box. If not, your resident card will not reach you. If the card is lost in the mail, it will take another ten working days until you can get a new one. 

  • There are two kinds of identification numbers in Norway: national identiy numbers (ID number) and D numbers. Which identification number you receive depends on your residence permit and how long you are planning to stay in Norway. 

    • You may be entitled a D number if you intend to stay in Norway less than 6 months
    • If you are here for longer than 6 months you can obtain a national identity number (ID number). 

    Students from countries outside EU/EEA will receive a letter from the Tax Administration with the ID number or D number after registration at the police. 

    You need an ID or D number if you want to open a bank account in Norway.
     The Norwegian government uses national ID numbers and D numbers to administrate income tax.

    If you wish to obtain a national ID number or D number, you must visit the local taxation office.

  • Let us know as soon as possible if you have special needs so that we can adapt the teaching and learning environment for you. 

    Each faculty has a staff member responsible for following up students' needs for special teaching/learning arrangements.

    The deadline to apply for special examination arrangements is September 1st.

Updated
18.06.2024
Updated by
International Office