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 therefore 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 firstname.lastname@example.org within June 15th.
News (5th of Nov)
Due to health and travel restrictions, incoming students are still facing difficulties arriving for the spring semester in January.
We still are hoping and planning for a normal on-campus semester start in January 2021. However, be aware that changes may be made depending on advice and restrictions given by the government, the Norwegian institute of public health and the university.
Due to rising outbreaks in Norway, a negative Covid-19 test is now required when entering Norway from a red country.
You are required to stay for 10 days in a quarantine hotel. USN will cover the expences.
The Study Permits/VISA
We still hope to see all students on campus for the spring semester in January. The immigration authorities (UDI) have started to issue student permits, but 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: email@example.com.
NEWS: we have extended the deadline for deposits to 1st of October, 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:
- For the Norwegian Government’s webpages on the Corona Virus, click here
- The Norwegian Institute of Public Health (NIPH) are continually updating their webpages on the Corona Virus - click here for their advice and information.
www.helsenorge.no is a national webpage dedicated to official health information.
Any questions? Kindly send us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org