Semester start Autumn 2021
We are looking forward to welcoming new students in August 2021. However, due to the current situation with covid-19, we ask you to kindly stay updated on the information given on this site. Especially if you are travelling to Norway from abroad.
USN is currently planning for on-campus teaching from august 2021 onwards. Due to the current travel restrictions to Norway, the situation is still unpredictable. Borders might still be closed, or only partly open from August 1st. USN is closely monitoring the situation and any changes to plans will be published well in advance.
For international students, it is important to keep the unpredictable situation in mind, when planning a stay, concerning accommodation and travel arrangements.
We currently have no information on this subject. Please stay patient and we will inform you as soon as anything is arranged with the police.
The official semester dates for Autumn semester 2021 are:
August 16th - December 20th , 2021
- Most study programmes aim to have students physically on campus from Monday, August 16th *This means you have to plan your 10 days quarantine prior to this, so that the quarantine will be completed at least by this 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:
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.