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: 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.

Apply for housing here.

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.

  • Are you coming from outside EU/EEA and need a deposit account for your visa application - to show the documentation of subsistence? See information from the Student Welfare services here.

  • 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.

After arrival to USN

Here is a list of the most important things you have to do in order to be registered as a student.

1. Create a student account

Click here to activate your student account

2. Confirm your education plan

Log on to the Student web and confirm your education plan

3. Pay the 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.

4. Photo

Take a photo for your student card, either at the IT helpdesk on campus, or choose a photo to upload. 

5. Get your digital student ID

Download your digital student ID or get a semester sticker for your student card at the student service center on campus.

Pick up your student card in the service center at your campus. It provides access to the buildings and to borrow books at the student library. 

Then your studies at USN can begin, welcome!


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

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