How Covid-19 regulations can affect incoming exchange students

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

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

Entry​ regulations​

There are still entry regulations to Norway. It is important that you stay up to date about which rules apply to you. The rules may change at short notice. 
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 about entry and required documentation: 

Information about quarantine hotels

Some groups of students are obliged to complete a hotel q​uarantine upon arrival in Norway.  Nord University will cover the cost for the stay in a quarantine hotel (500 NOK per night) for our new international students, first time arrivals to Norway. This will be reimbursed to you after your stay by providing us the receipt. Please e-mail for a reimbursement form.​​

Please note that your student housing at Studentinord is not classified as suitable place to have your travel quarantine. 

Read more about quarantine hotels here. ​

COVID-19 vaccination

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. A third booster dose will soon be available in Norway for everyone over the age of 18. This includes international students. Please note that it will probably take a few months before the third booster dose is available for people under 45 years. 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.

Arrival information international students January 2022

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 spring 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.
New corona restrictions were introduced in Norway on December 15th 2021. These new restrictions have had a huge impact on the availability of part-time jobs, especially in bars and restaurants. 

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: