COVID-19 advice for international exchange students

Information for international exchange students - first time student arrivals to Norway - commencing in Autumn 2022.

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​If you have received an offer of admission from Nord University, please follow this page for the latest updates.

Entry​ regulations​

The travel restrictions upon entry to Norway have been lifted. The same rules as prior to the corona pandemic now apply. 
The situation may change on short notice, so please stay updated on the current situation. The main source of information on this is the Norwegian Institute of Public Health (FHI).

Please also refer to these web pages for further information:


COVID-19 vaccination and certificate

For questions about COVID-19 certificate and vaccination, please refer to the following website: International travels to Norway (

We strongly encourage you to get fully vaccinated in your home country prior to arrival in Norway. We recommend you to book an appointment for the third booster dose in your home country.

 If vaccination is not available in your home country we strongly advice you to book an appointment once you arrive in Norway. More information about the vaccination programme can be found at the Norwegian Institute of Public Health (FHI).​

Arrival form

Once you have booked your flight it would be great if you could share your arrival details with us in the form below. Please note that this information will we shared with the housing office at Studentinord.

A link to the arrival form will be published closer to semester start. 

Should there be any changes to your travel plans, please let us know by changing the information directly in the online form above.  ​

Arriving in Norway: practical information and advice

>> Go to our webpage "Arriving in Norway" for information about arriving at your study destination, including cash and currency exchange, bank accounts, transport and more.

New student at Nord

The New Student website provides lots of general information about planning your trip to Norway, arriving at your study destination and a full checklist for getting started at Nord.

Programme specific information 

Our faculties are currently reviewing the options for commencement of classes. Information will be published on the study programme pages as it becomes available.  ​

Living expenses ​

International students are responsible for covering their personal living expenses in Norway.  In order to obtain a study permit, students must demonstrate sufficient financial means to live in Norway.

As a new international student in autumn 2022, you will need to be able to manage your finances carefully.

We recommend budgeting at least NOK 11 487 per month in order to cover basic living expenses.

The recommendation from the Norwegian State Educational Loan Fund (Lånekassen) and Norwegian Directorate of Immigration (UDI) is that you need approximately 68 922 NOK for the spring semester 2022. ​

Part-time jobs

It may be difficult for international students without Norwegian language competencies to find a part-time job.

Study permits

Application deadlines

The Norwegian Directorate of Immigration (UDI) provides updated processing times for applications.
If you are a non-EU citizen you must start the application process as soon as you receive your admission letter from Nord University. 

>> Read more about study permits.

The Norwegian Directorate of Immigration (UDI) is the authoritative source for all information relating to travel to Norway. Take special note of the following:

  • Application dates and waiting times for study permits, 
  • Expected processing times in relation to study commencement dates, 
  • Rules for quarantine and isolation after arrival in Norway.

Check opening hours at your Norwegian consulate or embassy: