NB! Please read the information on this website carefully before planning your trip.
1- NON EU, Liechtenstein and Switzerland citizens
STUDENT DEPOSIT ACCOUNT, STUDY PERMIT AND REGISTRATION
If you wish to study or go to school in Norway for more than three months, you must apply for a study permit. If you are granted a study permit, you will also be able to work for up to 20 hours a week while you are studying and full-time during holidays.
I - BEFORE ARRIVAL:
1 - DEPOSIT YOUR FUNDS
MASTER, BACHELOR & ONSITE ONE-YEAR PROGRAMME STUDENTS (PROOF OF FINANCIAL ABILITY)
You MUST transfer your proof of financial ability to the holding deposit account at The Arctic Student Welfare Organisation to be able to apply for a Study Permit within 1 JUNE.
Please note: after the transfer, you will receive confirmation of deposit, letter for visa purposes and housing guarantee to apply for student visa.
INBOUND EXCHANGE STUDENTS
You or your university can use the student deposit account arrangement to transfer your scholarships or funds for subsistence at The Arctic Student Welfare Organisation. The deadine is 1 JUNE.
Please note: you will receive a seperate letter for visa purposes, housing guarantee and proof of assured subsistence.
FOREIGN STUDENTS LIVING IN NORWAY
If you live in Norway, have your own Norwegian bank account, you do not need to transfer any fund to the deposit account at UiT.
Please note: that if you do not have a bank account in Norway you may use the deposit account.
2 - APPLY FOR STUDENT VISA
ALL VISA-SEEKING STUDENTS
Housing guarantee (for only visa-seeking students): the Letter for Visa Purposes is your housing guarantee to apply for student visa.
Condition for housing guarantee: to be guaranteed a student housing, you MUST apply directly to the Housing Department to be assigned a room.
II - AFTER ARRIVAL: REGISTRATION AT THE POLICE
You must apply for a Study Permit (visa) before entering Norway. After arriving to Norway, you must register at the local police station within seven days.
The following documents are required by the Police for registration:
Your offer of admission from UiT
Your Housing Contract
NB. Practical information about immigration and the police will be given during Debut WEEK International.
This applies to nationals of Sweden, Denmark, Iceland and Finland. You do not need to apply for a residence permit or register with the Police to live in Norway. All you need to do is to report your move to your new municipality in Norway to the local Tax office or the National Population Registry.
4- Foreign students residing in Norway from outside EU/EFTA area
Foreign students residing in Norway on Student Visa: You just need to print out a your financial statement from your local Norwegian bank as proof of financial ability to apply for the renewal of your student residence. If you have already obtained another degree in Norway, you will be asked to write a personal statement to explain why you want to take another degree programme in Norway. Please contact the nearest immigration/police office for further details.
Foreign students residing in Norway on work visa, Protection (Refugee Status), Permanent Residency or long-term Marriage/Family visaDO NOT need to transfer any fund to the deposit account at UiT. All you need to do is to report your move to your new municipality/CITY in Norway to the local Tax office or the National Population Registry.
Renewal of Study Permit, Part-time work & Progress Report
If you are an international student looking for work in Norway you might find the information in the following link useful.
The website serves as an introduction to how you can find vacant temporary positions in Norway. You will also find links to websites that provide more information.
Non EU/EFTA students: 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.