Checklist for new students


Here is what you need to prepare before your departure to Norway.

1. Admission

Receive your admission from USN. If you are a student from outside the EU/EEA area, you will need an official letter stating your admission at USN, to provide for your visa application.

2. Accept your offer

Exchange students: Students that have received their Letter of Admission are automatically accepted for studying at USN Norway the upcoming semester. If you do not intend to come - please notify us by e-mail

Degree students: as described in your admission letter

3. Apply for housing

USN guarantees housing for all international students as long as applications for housing are received before the application deadline for each semester. We will notify you about any changes in the housing requirements long before the deadline. (Please note that campus Kongsberg is currently excepted from this guarantee, due to the lack of, and thus development of new, student housing until autumn 2019). 

Please note: If you fail to apply before the deadline (April 15 and October 15) – your pre-booking might be cancelled and you might have to arrange private accommodation.

4. Prepare for departure

  • Check your arrival guide

  • Book your ticket. Make sure to arrive on campus well ahead of Orientation day.

  • Return your housing contract to SSN as soon as you have received it, according to their rules and routines

  • If you are a student coming from outside EU/EEA: Apply for your visa well in advance of your departure. Count on at least 2 months processing time.

  • Arrange your insurance.  All incoming students are required to have a valid insurance before they arrive.

5.  Arrival

Make sure that you are arriving in the opening hours of the housing office to pick up your key – or check with SSN if they can arrange with the resident assistant to pick up your key.

6. Then your studies at USN can begin, welcome!