Questions and answers concerning health and welfare
Here, you will find questions and answers concerning health and welfare
Here, you will find questions and answers concerning health and welfare
Do not hesitate to contact your study advisor if you have questions pertaining to your study program. You will find her/his name on the study program page. Your study advisor processes applications for study leave and reduced study progression, explains regulations and helps to device individual study plans, among many other things.
Do you need to polish your study skills a bit? We provide advice to help you study smarter. We have offices on campus Vestfold, Kongsberg, Drammen and Ringerike, but we are also available on Skype. Contact us at email@example.com.
If you have special needs and need support, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org for appointment.
Do you struggle with motivation? Our career advisors are ready to help you sort your thoughts about the career choices you have taken and, of course, help you to polish your job-seeking skills.
USN Career has offices at Campus Vestfold but is of course also available on Skype.
Contact us at email@example.com.
SSN Health offers professional help for those who just need to talk to someone. Sometimes everything feels a little ... rough. There can be times when your energy is low, the motivation is missing and it is hard to concentrate. There may be several explanations. Maybe something unusual happened in your life, or maybe you are just going through a period where everything just feels a little heavier than usual. SSN Health is present on all campuses. The door is open to everyone. Our services are available regardless of whether you need a short talk or help over time. The offer is free of charge and, of course, confidential.
Select your campus to book an appointment.
Sometimes life is like a maze it seems impossible to find your way through. Either you are struggling with a broken heart, feel lonely or wander about choices and big questions, sometimes a talk can make things easier. Student chaplains have extensive experience in talking with people in different phases of life. No issues are too small or too big. All campuses: firstname.lastname@example.org.
International Office provides you with the practical information only international students need, such as information on visa, social security number, UDI, residence permit, insurance, personal doctor and work permit. The doors are always open for any questions you might have. Send an email to; email@example.com.
The Norwegian health authorities require all new international students from countries with a high occurence of tuberculosis who intend to stay in Norway for more than three months, to be tested for tuberculosis (TB).
Please note that if you have recently been tested for TB in Norway or another country, you are still required to arrange a TB test appointment.
Persons who are exempted from TB testing must still be tested if they have been a resident in one of the countries listed below for more than 3 months, and if they will be working within health care.
ISU is an independent, democratic, non-profit, non-partisan organization run for and by international students. The organization is similar to The student union. You can also become a board member of one of the groups that helps organize the different social activities.
ISU works to:
The Student Union (Studentsamfunnet) organizes most of the sports and social activities for students. The sports activities vary from soccer, volleyball, shuffleboard, bowling, mountain climbing to swimming and so on. Since the students organize these activities, there are variations from year to year. A membership costs approx. NOK 300/year (NOK 150/semester). The membership gives discounts to activities, trips, concerts and more. You can also become a member of one of the groups that helps organize the different social activities.
SAIH- SAIH Norwegian Students' and Academics' International Assistance Fund. Currently the USN local chapter is located in Drammen, but students are encouraged to get in touch with SAIH Drammen and expand activities to other campus. The local chapter is fun, creative and social, and a great way to make new friends!
To find out what is going on at USN:
The Student democracy in South-east Norway (SDSN) represent all students at USN and promotes their scientific, cultural, social and democratic interests. SDSN is the highest student political organ for all campus.
SDSN works primarily to the University's leadership, advice and control, and to be heard in all matters related to the students at this level. SDSN is also involved at national level and cooperates with other student democracies and various student organizations.
Each campus has their own local student democracy, which is under the umbrella SDSN.
Campus Drammen also has the following clubs:
In Hønefoss there are several fitness clubs, such as Elixia which often provide student-friendly offers.
More information about sport activities:
HiT IL is the students’ own student sports club. In Bø there are different groups dedicated to sports, such as basketball, football (soccer)/Futsal, Indoor bandy, Volleyball, Ultimate frisbee, Swimming, Badminton, Beach Volleyball. Check out their facebook page.
Today the club is made up of 150 members and is a great way for students to get involved in sports outside of their studies. The level is suitable for everyone.
In addition to offering sports and physical activities, HiT IL also organises a range of activities like Quiz Nights, "Ski-play" events, theme parties and lots more.
Almost every day of the week, one can attend a varied amount of sport activities organized by the students themselves. It might vary from year to year. Activities that can be enjoyed are volleyball, basketball, kendo, climbing, orientation, juggling and outdoor swimming. Many students enjoy swimming and sauna, as it is open between 18:00 and 21:00 from Monday to Thursday, for free. Everyone can join the activities no matter what their skill levels are.
In Porsgrunn there are different groups dedicated to sports and outdoor life, such as football (soccer), underwater rugby, a martial arts and self-defence group, beach volleyball, an outdoor life group and others.
There are several subgroups of the student community who are doing sports at almost all campuses. Ask your buddies at the semester start for more information.
Student Democracy in South-Eastern Norway is the highest student body for students at the University of South-Eastern Norway (USN).
You can find more information about student democracy and how to get involved on Student Democracy’s websites.
Through SSN, you may receive a refund of parts of your doctor bills, dental bills or other types of special treatment. You have to keep originals of requisitions and receipts. More information on how to get a refund on SSN's web page.
Please note that the refund is for registered students only. Not for spouses or family members.
Norway is a high-cost country. Though USN does not charge tuition fees, it is still quite expensive to get your education in Norway because of high living expenses.
As a student you will need a minimum of approximately NOK 7000-9000 per month in order to cover your basic expenses.
To give you an idea of the living expenses for a student in Norway, we have put together a modest budget for one month (all numbers are approximate):
NOK 3000-6000 NOK (incl. elect./heating)
Books & Supplies
NOK 500- 3000
Transport (local bus)
Bicycle rental (with helmet)
In addition, all full degree students have to pay semester fee. Exchange students are exempted from paying the semester fee as they will pay to their home institution.
Eating out is quite expensive in Norway compared to other countries.
Main course in a budget restaurant (Chinese or pizza restaurant): NOK 120-200
Main course in a more upmarket restaurant: NOK 200-300
A bottle of beer in a bar: NOK 65-85
A glass of beer (varies between 0.4 and 0.5 l) in a pub/bar: NOK 65-85
A bottle of wine in restaurant: from NOK 350
1l of milk: NOK 15-20
1 l apple juice: NOK 8-25
A loaf of bread: NOK 10-30
A bag of coffee: NOK 25-30
100 grams of ham: NOK 15-30
1 1/2 l of mineral water: NOK 6-25
A bottle of red wine (from the Vinmonopolet): from NOK 95
* Brands like Eldorado, First Price, and Rema1000, usually offers the cheapest choice.
Discounts can be obtained from providers of these types of goods and services:
- transport companies: express buses and train (VY and Airport Express)
- fitness centres and gyms, outdoor activities (e.g. skiing resorts)
- local cafes and restaurants
- local business community (hairdressers, beauty shops, sports equipment shops, etc.)
- newspaper and magazine subscriptions
- telecommunications services
It's a good idea to always ask if they have a student discount or not.