This page is for information regarding semester start only, if you have any questions regarding entry in terms of the corona virus, please check out our covid-19 page. If you need information on insurance, police registration, visa etc, check out our arrival to Norway page.
Study start January 2022
We are looking forward to welcoming new students in January 2022. However, due to the current situation with Covid-19, we ask you to kindly stay updated on the information given by the Norwegian government.
For international students, it is important to keep the unpredictable situation in mind, when planning a stay, concerning accommodation and travel arrangements.
The official semester dates for Spring semester 2022 for international students are: January 5th - June 17th, 2022.
Most study programmes aim to have students physically on campus from Monday, January 10th.
The exceptions are:
- "Managment Information Systems" start their semester January 17th
- "Nordic Backcountry Skiing and Outdoor Leadership" start their semester January 17th
- "Scandinavian Studies in Telemark" start their semester January 17th
- "Outdoor Education and Experiential Learning in Schools and Kindergartens" in campus Vestfold start their semester on February 2nd
This means that if you have to quarantine, you need to plan so that your quarantine period is completed before your semester start date.
All our programmes for exchange and degree students are currently planning to run as normal, however USN is monitoring the situation and this might be subject to change.
We will provide more detailed information about arrival throughout the upcoming months. Students will also be notified directly about significant changes.
More information from USN
- Information on Covid-19 guidelines at USN
Find your schedule
Find schedules, study plans and other relevant information for your study programme. The schedule will be published July 15th, and may be continuously updated throughout summer, so check back regularly for updates. Only full degree english thaught programmes will be listed here.
How to find your time schedule
Schedules and startup information for first-year students are published as soon as they are ready. Check in on these pages throughout the summer!
Checklist for new students
Below are the most important tasks you need to take care of before your student life at USN can begin.
Housing and child care
Campus housing services are run by the Student Welfare Foundation in Southeast Norway (SSN). International students must apply before deadline May 1st or October 15th. Please note that there is no housing guarantee for international students for Spring 2021, due to the Covid19-situation. For Autumn 2021, a housing guarantee will be issued, but please note that this implies that students sign full semester or full year contracts that cannot be terminated until the end of the semester (December 31 / June 30).
Read about some of the experiences our international students have during their time in Norway and at USN.