Checklist for semester start - new students

  • Payment of semester fee

    To register for classes and examinations, you must pay the semester fee. The current semester fee is NOK 590, of which NOK 40 goes to the benefit of Norwegian Students' and Academics' International Assistance Fund (SAIH)


    • 20 August for Autumn semester
    • 20 January for Spring semester

    Exchange Students are exempted from paying the semester fee.

    New Students : You can create your invoice for the semester fee by logging into your account on Student Web. Select "Payments" in the top menu and choose "Create invoice". The payment can be made wirelessly from your own bank account or by cash at the nearest local post office in Norway (A commission of NOK 100 is charged by the post office). Remember to type in correctly the bank account, Swift and Iban specified in the invoice when paying your semester fee. The KID number is important if you are paying cash through a local post office.

  • Accessing the Student Web (Studentweb)

    Student Web: Use your temporary Norwegian ID number/Pin Code OR "Username/Password" by using Feide (after activation, see menu #1) to log into your student account.

  • Reimbursement of the Semester Fee

    If you have paid the semester fee, but you do not wish to study at UiT, you may request reimbursement of your semester fee by
    the following deadlines:

    • 1 September for Autumn Semester
    • 1 February for Spring Semester

    For reimbursement, please contact the Student Information Desk. Remember to mention your bank account number and return your Semester Receipt.

  • Student Web (Studentweb)

    Use your temporary ID number/Pin Code OR Username/Password by using Feide (see menu #1) to register for classes and exams:

    Registration deadlines for courses and exams:

    • 1 September - for Autumn Semester
    • 2 February -  for Spring Semester

    Deadline for withdrawl from exams:

    • 1 November (autumn semester)
    • 15 April (spring semester).
    - See more at:
    • 1 November - for Autumn Semester
    • 15 April - for Spring Semester

    Ensure you confirm your Individual Education Plan upon registration and to register your contact address correctly.

    NB! New students will be assisted with registration during Debut WEEK International

  • Exchange Students

    Please note that you are only given permission to register for the courses stated in your Letter of Admission/Learning Agreement. All changes to your original Learning Agreement have to be approved by you home university and UiT.

    Exchange students who intend to change courses need to fill out the form Changes to Learning Agreement and contact their UiT faculty coordinator. The faculty needs to approve the changes first.

    When new courses are agreed upon, please contact  the International Office for a signature. The International Office then grants you admission to the approved courses.

  • Non-Exchange Students

    You can register for examinations and classes only after you have paid your semester fee NOK 550 via the Student Web.

    After log in, you are asked ot submit an electronic Individual Education Plan. This serves as semester registration and sign-up for examinations. The same procedure is required for withdrawing from examinations. Your faculty will help to set up your Individual Education Plan.

    You have to reconfirm or change your Individual Education Plan at the start of each semester.

    You then need to apply for an ID number at the Norwegian Population Registry. Please notify the International Office as soon as you have received it.


      As a student at UiT you are entitled to Student Card and Student ID app. You need your Student ID to get discounts on trains, buses and other services that gives you student discounts, and is required when you take your exams.

      The Student ID card is used as

      Find more information about the use of the Student Card on the webpages of


      MAIN Campus IN Tromsø

      • Go to the Student Information Desk upstairs in the Administration Buidling to get your Student Card. Please bring a valid ID (driver's licence or passport) OR the Department of Education at Mellomveien 110, 9006 Tromsø.
    • UiT in Alta

      • Go to office B136 behind ‘Servicetorget’, the info-desk by the main entrance, to get your key card/student ID. Please bring a valid ID (driver's licence or passport).
    • UiT in Hammerfest

      • Go to the Reception to get your key card/student ID. Please bring a valid ID (driver's licence or passport).
    • UiT in Narvik

      • Go to Student Information Desk ‘Servicetorget’ to get your Student Card. Please bring a valid ID (driver's licence or passport).
    • UiT in Harstad

      • Go to Student Information Desk ‘Servicetorget’ to get your Student Card. Please bring a valid ID (driver's licence or passport).
    • UiT in Bodø

      • Go to Student Information Desk at Nord University to get your Student Card. Please bring a valid ID (driver's licence or passport).


    Fronter and Canvas are a web-based learning environment so that students can access the site from any computer that has internet access. Fronter is a platform that teachers can use to send notes, homework, presentations, guidance, etc. to whole classes.

  • To access Fronter and Canvas, you must have activated your Student IT account (see menu #1) and registered for the semester via the Student Web.


    For technical inquries and support, please contact


    In order to loan documents, you need a library card at the University Library of Tromsø. Your student ID card doubles as a library card. You may also use a Norwegian national library card.


    Norwegian universities are very strict about plagiarism. Consequently, during our orientation week all new students are required to attend a lecture about infomation literacy and plagiarism. We also recommend you to complete the UiT developed Massive Open Online Coures on information literacy where you can study at your own pace:

Welcome international students!

We have experienced and dedicated teams of International Student Advisers and Exchange Coordinators that are happy to assist you with questions pertaining to:

  • Syllabus & Learning Agreement (English-taught courses for exchange students)
  • Academic requirements for admission (English-taught programmes of study)
  • Study Plan (English-taught programmes of study)
  • Study Progression Report for the renewal of Student Visa

Once at the university, you have access to modern facilities and a range of support and services, which includes a modern library, computing and laboratory facilities, comprehensive welfare and career support and opportunities to volunteer or take part in student activities.

The Norwegian Directorate of Norwegian Immigration (UDI) requires that that you either apply for a Study Permit (Non-EU) or register with the Police if you are staying more than three months in Norway (EU/EEA/Swiss citizens).

Please click on the following link for more information about visa requirements:

Visa & Immigration Matters

    • EU/EEA students: You do not need a work permit, and can work in Norway after they have registered with the police.
    • Non-EU/EEA students: You can work 20 hours pr week during their first year of study. When granted your Study Permit (temporary Student Residency), you are granted a permit to work 20 hours pr week, and full-time work during the holidays. The part-time work permit has the same duration as the study permit.


     Find more information about the regulations for students on the webpge of the Immigration authorities (Utlendingsdirektoratet UDI)

    Rights and duties

    Useful information from public offices about rights and duties as an employee:


    It is possible yet challenging to find a part time job while being an international student at UiT. Although international students are granted a work permit to seek part time jobs, students are strongly advised not to completely depend on part time jobs to fund their stay while studying or exceed the working hours allowed, which can have negative impact on academic performance that can lead to immigration-related repercussions.

    NB! Applications to renew your Student Permit and work permit at the local Police Station must include  and are dependant on Study Progression Report issued by your respective faculty confirming your student status and study progress. Students must document satisfactory progress in their studies in order to continue to work part-time.
    • It is important to have realistic expectations and understand the importance of thorough preparation to increase your chances in the local job market. If you´re here for several years, it seems to be easier to find a job compared with "visitors" staying just a few months.
    • Best practice: Ask fellow students! It is up to you and your creativity. You have to promote yourself to them.  In other words: do your “homework” and research on where the different employers are located.
    • It is no secret that networks can be helpful when finding job vacancies. We encourage you to attend various mingling events and get to know both international and Norwegian students.
    • Print out copies of your CV, dress up in a presentable outfit and pay the different employers a visit. Ask to speak with the manager and present yourself in a nice and polite way.
    • In Norway, the employers for unqualified jobs value flexibility (the ability to step in for work at short notice and working both daytime and evenings), efficiency and a happy mood. So arrive with a big smile and positive attitude!
    • Unqualified jobs  where you don't need to interact with Norwegian-speaking customers – e.g in the hotel bar, laundries, cleaning  and restaurant industry, accept English as language skills.
    • The employers that choose to advertise part-time jobs usually do so in Norwegian. It is not common to advertise part time jobs in any other language.
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