Checklist for new students

Below are the most important tasks you need to take care of before your student life at USN can begin.


Before departure

After arrival at USN

Here are 6 important steps you have to do in order get started as a student:

1. Move in

  • When you arrive in Norway, check your arrival guide on how to get from the airport to your campus.
  • 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.

2. Register with the police

International students from EU/EEA countries, staying in Norway for more than 3 months, must register with the police after arrival. Nordic students are exept from this requirement. NB!: If you are coming from outside EU/EEA, you must have applied for your visa well in advance of departure. 

3. Attend orientation week

During orientation day, there will be practical information sessions about being a student at USN. You will find the time and date for your campus at the orientation week programme pages.

4. Activate your student account

To access the online services at USN, you must active your student account. Note: Before you can active your student account, you need to have your temporary 11-digit number ready. You will receive your temporary 11-digit number during orientation week.

5. Pay semester fee*

You will find the amount, account number and KID number in Student Web. By doing this you will be registered for the semester. *Exchange students usually do not pay a semester fee, as you normally pay fees to your home institution.

6. Get your student card

The student card provides access to buildings and to borrow books at the student library. Take a photo for your student card, either at the designated place on campus, or upload your own photo. Download your student ID or get a semester sticker for your student card at the student service center on campus. Pick up your card in the service center at your campus.

More questions? Check out the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) here.

More questions? Check out the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) here.