What is a deposit account?

If you are a student with a citizenship from outside the EU/EEA area, you must obtain a student visa before you arrive in Norway, regardless of the length of your stay.

Please note: If you have not received your housing contract yet, you may apply for the visa, giving the address from SSN as your home address in Norway:

  • Samskipnaden i Sørøst-Norge
  • Raveien 189 b
  • 3184 Borre, Norway

The Student Welfare Organisation in Southeast-Norway (SSN), has opened a deposit account in the bank “DNB” for international students, where students can deposit the needed amount of money from their home country. 

In some cases, there are exceptions from this deposit requirement for exchange students from our partner institutions. Please contact your residence permit processing office for more details. The regional offices are outlined on the site: www.udi.no  

More information and bank account details can be found at SSN homepage.