RENEWAL OF STUDY PERMIT
THREE MONTHS before your permit expires, you should register your application form on UDI's Application Portal, and book an appointment. There may be several weeks waiting time. No later than ONE MONTH before your permit expires you must go to the police and hand in your documents. The application will not be submitted until you have done this.
NB! Please note that the part-time work permit is not automatically renewed, and you must document satisfactory progress in your studies in order to continue to work part-time.
Delayed in your studies?
If you are delayed you must contact your faculty/programme to apply for extension of your study right. The report cannot be issued without an extended study right. NB More than half a years’ delay on a master’s degree programme is deemed to be a significant delay by UDI.
How to renew your Study Permit (Statement on study progress)
1- Download the statement on study progress (in Norwegian only, pdf, 598 kB)
2- Contact your Programme Coordinator (Please find your programme in the Study Catalogue. Click on the programme and you will find the name of your coordinator(s) on the right side of the website. The Programme Coordinator will help you with filling out the Progress Report.)
Admitted to a new study programme at a higher level?
A new study programme will, in principle, always be deemed to be a continuation if you are admitted to a higher level than previously (for example if you proceed from a Bachelor degree to a Master’s degree).
Admitted to a second master's degree programme?
If you have been admitted to a new study programme at the same level as the previous master's programme, this will generally NOT be deemed to be a continuation by UDI.
Please be aware of that UDI will only grant you renewal of residence permit as an exemption. In exceptional cases, another study programme at a level corresponding to a previous study programme can be deemed to be a continuation, provided that it entails in-depth studies in a subject area and will clearly increase the student’s chances of finding employment as a researcher at a later date or being accepted to a doctoral degree programme.
You have not been significantly delayed in your earlier studies. More than half a years’ delay on a master’s degree programme is deemed to be a significant delay.
Admission Letter to the new programme
Completion of the previous programme (complete transcript of records)
A written statement that must contain an assessment of whether the new study programme can be deemed to be in-depth studies in the subject area of your previous programme and whether it will clearly increase your chances of subsequently finding employment as a researcher at a later date or being accepted to a doctoral degree programme.