News about the Corona/Covid 19 Situation (for Incoming Full-Degree Students)

Former students at Campus Ringerike Summer School.
Former students at Campus Ringerike Summer School.

Keep an eye on this page in order to follow the situation in Norway and at USN when it comes to the Covid 19 situation. We will post any new information here as it comes to us. In order to avoid posting old information we have provided weblinks leading directly to the relevant pages at Immigration Authorities (UDI), Student housing, USN Corona news etc.

The University under Corona Restrictions

NEWS (19th of May):  

Due to health and travel restrictions most international students are facing difficulties in arriving in August.

Apart from two programmes (Maritime Management and Environmental Science), our English taught master programmes offer an online Fall semester (first semester).

We are hoping and planning for a normal on-campus semester start in January 2021. The last day you can start your second semester in Norway is January 15th, 2021.

Students who are unable to join on-campus or online studies this Fall semester have the option of reserving their study place for August 2021 by sending an e-mail to within June 15th.

The Study Permits/VISA   

Due to the Covid 19 situation the immigration authorities (UDI) do not issue permits for the time being although you may apply now. We do not know the situations at the different embassies/VFS-offices, so you must follow the information they provide.

All questions regarding Study Permit/Visa must be directed to the local embassies/VFS-offices. The University does not handle these issues beyond issuing the Letter of Admission.

A link to UDIs information page for current Corona-related news: UDI News

Deposits and Housing

The Student Welfare Organisation of Southeast Norway (SNN) handles the deposits and housing for our incoming new students. Your deposit (for study permit) will be refunded if you cannot come in August (minus a small banking fee of about 20 Euros). All other questions regarding to deposits should be directed to:

NEWS: we have extended the deadline for deposits to 1st of September, 2020.

Kindly follow the housing situation for students here: SSN News

Health Related News (Corona)

For general information concerning the restrictions in Norway due to the Corona Virus, you can check the following webpages:

Any questions? Kindly send us an email to