Enrolment checklist for international students

A step-by-step checklist to matriculation, the process by which you are formally enrolled as a student to UiT The Arctic University of Norway.



Your UiT username

The username will be sent to your registered email-address on the Application Web (Søknadsweb). Please check your spam folder as well.

 

How to activate your IT-user Account?

To gain access to the University's IT services, please carefully follow the following steps:

      1. send an email to orakel@uit.no
      2. use the same email adress for your application to admission to contact Orakel
      3. write in the email subject/title line: "Activate international student".
      4. make sure to add your "username" in your email
      5. be precise in your email. A statement such as "I need to activate my UiT IT account" is sufficient.

 

IT Services for Students

The following services will be available after 20 minutes from the activation:

All other services will be available the following day. These are services include:

 

Changing your passowrd after the activation

You can change your password after the activation of your student IT account on this website: Password services

 

Questions?

Please contact It Help Desk (Orakelet), if you are experiencing problems after the activation of your IT account:


Payment of semester fee (non-exchange students)

To register for classes and examinations, you must pay the semester fee. The current semester fee is NOK 625, of which NOK 40 (optional) goes to the benefit of Norwegian Students' and Academics' International Assistance Fund (SAIH):

  • You must pay the semester fee to be able to enrol as an active student at UiT and register for classes/examinations.

  • Pay your semester fee as soon as you have received your PIN code & ID Number.

Payment deadlines:

  • 1 Spetember for Autumn semester (NB it is highly recommended that you pay your semester fee within 15 August to ensure that you start your classes without undue delay)

  • 20 January for Spring semester

Exchange students are exempted from paying the semester fee.

Creating an invoice on Studentweb to pay the semester fee

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. Remember to type in correctly the bank account, Swift and Iban specified in the invoice when paying your semester fee.

 

Bank address: Danske Bank, 7466 Trondheim, Norway.


Overseas payment

Please make sure to consult with your local bank about the exact exchange rates to Norwegian Kroner and the commission that may be deducted from your money transfer before making the payment. The current semester fee is NOK 625, of which NOK 40 (optional) goes to the benefit of Norwegian Students' and Academics' International Assistance Fund (SAIH):


Local payment

The KID number is important if you are paying cash through your Norwegian bank account or a local post office in Norway (a commission of NOK 100 is charged by the post office). The payment takes 2-3 days to be registered in the StudentWeb.

Postal Offices in Norway

Accessing the Student Web (Studentweb)

Student Web: Use your Temporary ID number/Pin Code (The temporary ID Number will be sent by email to all new students) OR "Username/Password" ( by using Feide Access 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 studieinfo@hjelp.uit.no. Remember to mention your bank account number and return your Semester Receipt.

 

Questions about the semester fee?

Please contact the Student Information Centre studieinfo@hjelp.uit.no.


Student Web (Studentweb)

You can log on StudentWeb through the following methods (choose affiliation: UiT The Arctic University of Norway):

  • By using your UiT ID number + Pin Code (Norwegian ID and PIN)
  • After the activation of Student IT Account: by using your username (abc123) + password (Log on using Feide)

Deadlines for enrolment and registration:

  • 1 September for autumn semester
  • 2 February for spring semester


Deadlines for withdrawal from exams:

  • 1 November for autumn semester
  • 15 April for spring semester

Non-Exchange Students: Master, Bachelor & One-Year Programmes

You can register for examinations and classes only after you have paid your semester fee (please see menu #2) via the StudentWeb.

After logging on StudenWeb, you are asked to complete an electronic Individual Education Plan. This serves as semester registration and sign-up for examinations. The same procedure is required for withdrawing from examinations.

NB! Make sure to confirm your Individual Education Plan upon registration and to register your contact address correctly at the start of each semester.

ADVICE & HELP (NON-EXCHANGE STUDENTS)

Would you like advice about the Student Web? Do you have any questions about your programme of study or educational plan?

Your programme coordinator or the Student Information Desk will help to set up your Individual Education Plan.


Exchange Students: Confirmation of Arrival & changes to Learning Agreement

Please note that you are only given permission to register for the courses stated in your 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", see the link below for detailed instructions.


  • STUDENT CARD

    As a student at UiT you are entitled to Student Card. 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.

    NB! Please download the Digital Student ID  on your mobile phone.

    The Student ID card is used as

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


    WHERE TO GET YOUR STUDENT CARD

    Tromsø campus

    Go to the Student Information Centre  in the Main Library 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.

    Alta campus

    Go to Service Counter in the Glass Hall by East Entrance, to get your key card/student ID. Please bring a valid ID (driver's licence or passport).

    Hammerfest campus

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

    Narvik campus

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

    Harstad campus

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

    Bodø campus

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


  • CANVAS - STUDENT VIRTUAL CLASSROOM

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

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

     

    NB! Please download the Canvas Student iOS and Canvas Student Android on your mobile phone.

    Changing the language preference in Canvas

    You can select a preferred language (English) in your user settings, which will override the account default in Norwegian ("Norsk bokmål") language.

    1. In Account Navigation Bar ("Konto" in Norwegian), click the Settings link ("Innstillinger" in Norwegian).
    2. Click "Rediger innstillinger" on the right side of the page on Canvas
    3. Select Language ("Språk" in Norwegian) in the Settings tab for your name ("Innstillinger for + your full name"), click the Default Language drop-down menu to choose English
    4. Update Settings ("Oppdater Innstillinger" in Norwegian) by clicking the "Oppdater Innstillinger" button.

     

    Questions?

    For questions concerning course registration on Canvas, please contact the Student Information Desk studieinfo@hjelp.uit.no
    For technical inquries concerning access/logging to Canvas, please contact orakel@uit.no


My Page for students

Sign in with your username and password to view your lecture schedule, courses, syllabus and access applications for enrolled students.

My Page for students

 

Questions?

For questions concerning My Page for students, please contact the Student Information Desk studieinfo@hjelp.uit.no
For technical inquries concerning access/logging to My Page, please contact orakel@uit.no


Course timetable

Check the online timetable and room booking system to find your classes. The webpage gives also an overview over the abriviations used for UiT buildings. Information about where to find your classes can also be found by checking the course schedule for your chosen courses in the UiT study catalogue.

Timetable (course schedules & room/Computer Lab booking system)

Course syllabus

You can search our database for course syllabi. The following provides link to reading materials, borrowing course literature and how to buy course materials on the Web.

Course syllabus

ADVICE & HELP

NON-EXCHANGE STUDENTS: BACHELOR, MASTER & ONE-YEAR PROGRAMMES

Do you have any questions about your course Timetable or Syllabus?

Your programme coordinator or the Student Information Desk will help to set up your Individual Education Plan.

 

EXCHANGE STUDENTS

Do you have any questions about your course Timetable or Syllabus?

Please contact  the course coordinator at the faculty: Courses coordinators at the faculties



Non-Exchange Students: changes to the educational plan

Any changes to your educational plan must be approved by the programme / degree coordinator at the faculty and must be within semester registration deadlines.

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 programme's webpage in the Study Catalogue

Programme Coordinators (Study Catalogue)

NB You have to reconfirm or change your Individual Education Plan at the start of each semester. You must also document satisfactory progress in your studies (30 Study Point each semester) in order to continue to maintain/renew your student residency card and to work part-time .


Exchange Students: changes to Learning Agreement

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

Exchange students who intend to change courses need to fill out the form "Changes to Learning Agreement", see the link below for detailed instructions.

How to make changes to Learning Agreement?


Programme ccordinators and Exchange course advisers

We have experienced and dedicated teams of programme and exchange advisers that are happy to assist you with questions pertaining to:

  • Syllabus & Learning Agreement (English-taught courses for exchange students)
  • Programme description and structure (English-taught programmes of study)
  • Study Progression Report for the renewal of Student Visa

Find your Programme coordinator (click on your programme in the catalogue to find your adviser's name below the "CONTACT" box)

Find your Exchange course adviser(s)



  • Borrowing books from the library

    In order to borrow 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.

    University Library

    mandatory course on INFORMATION LITERACY

    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:

    Information literacy & IKomp MOOC Courses


Registration WITH the police

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).

Registration with the police (after arrival)

 

Student deposit

To access your money in the deposit account while waiting for your Norwegian Identity Number to open your own Norwegian bank account, you may receive a Danske Bank Prepaid Card at The Arctic Student Welfare Organization of Norway to withdraw money from your deposit. You may purchase a Prepaid Card, which is a one-time fee. It can be used (at no cost) in any store, at ATMs machines and terminals labelled Bank Axept. The Arctic Student Welfare Organization of Norway does not take cash or cheques. More information about this will be provided after arrival.

For inquiries send an email to okonomi@samskipnaden.no or visit the nearest office of the Arctic Student Welfare Organization of Norway (samskipnaden) on your campus.

Accessing your student deposit (after arrival)

 

Part-time work, renewal of Study Permit & Progress Report

Part-time work, Renewal of Study Permit & Progress Report

 

Norwegian Identification Number - non-EU/Swiss students

Please notify the Student Information Desk ( studieinfo@hjelp.uit.no) as soon as you have received your National Norwegian ID number from the Norwegian Population Registry or the Tax Office. NB please make sure to attach the official letter that you have received from the Population Registry to your email to the Student Information Desk


From admission to arrival

The following link provides information about practical steps you need to undertake in the process of becoming a member of our learning and social community at UiT The Arctic University of Norway. Don’t worry — the process is simple: just take a few minutes to carefully review all of the information, which is intended to make your transition to UiT as smooth as possible.

practical matters: student visa, accommodation, insurance, orientation programme, etc.

Student Portal

Student portal