Checklist for international degree seeking students
As a new international student, there are some things you need to remember:
All international students must cover all costs during the study period in Norway, such as accommodation, food, books, residence permit, travel to and from Norway and full health insurance covering all aspects for all the study period in Norway.
Financial matters for non-EU/EEA students
To apply for a Study Permit (see below) for educational purposes in Norway, students from Non-EU/EEA countries must document that they have access to NOK 121 220,- for the first academic year (10 months). Once you have accepted the offer of admission you will receive information on how to transfer money to the University of Agder deposit account.This deposit is meant to finance your living costs in Norway.It will take some time before you get access to your money after arrival. Please make sure you have access to sufficiently funds or a credit card/ATM card. Check with your home bank that the card is valid in Norway.
Procedures for deposit and opening of a bank account in Norway
Only students that have accepted the offer of a study place should transfer money to the University of Agder’s bank account.
UiA will send you the bank account number and the bank details by e-mail. When you have received the e-mail, please transfer the required amount of money NOK 121 220, - to the deposit account.
As soon as the money is credited to the deposit bank account, UiA will issue a statement which will be sent you by e-mail – a "Statement of Deposit". Please enclose the Statement of Deposit with your application for Study Permit to Norway.
When you have arrived in Norway you have to register at the local Police Station, and then apply for a Norwegian social security number. When you have obtained a social security number and have opened a personal bank account in a bank of your choice the money will be transferred back to you. Remember to bring your passport and Study Permit. All the funds, minus any bank charges, will be transferred to this bank account.
Study permit (visa) for non EU/EEA students
Once you have accepted the offer and transfered the deposit you will receive a statement of deposit. Then you will need to apply for a Study Permit (visa) for studying in Norway. This must be done from your home country as soon as possible. Most applicants can apply electronically at https://selfservice.udi.no. For more information please visit: www.udi.no
For 2020 the fee for Study Permit is 4900 NOK.
Health and insurance
Membership in the National Health Insurance Scheme (NAV) is normally automatic granted for students staying for more than 12 months, provided you are a student with a current residence permit. This entitles you to medical care under the Norwegian National Health Scheme. Expenses related to dental care and illnesses contracted before arrival in Norway are not covered.
All students from EU/EEA countries must bring a valid European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) from their own home countries. This entitles students to medical care under the Norwegian National Health Scheme.
It is the students responsibility to make insurance arrangements for any accident, illness, injury, loss or damage to persons or property resulting from, or in any way connected with, the study period in Norway.
Students from outside of Europe will need proof of insurance from their home countries in order to register with the police, and to apply for reimbursement after receiving Norwegian health services.
Once you have accepted the offer of admission you will receive information about student housing.
Your housing contract will be from 6 August until 14 June 2021. The rooms are furnished but does not contain kitchen equipment, bedlinen or towels. If you are not able to bring bedlinen pillow/duvet, you are welcome to order it from SiA. Send order to email address email@example.com before 18 July.
If you have questions regarding student housing write to firstname.lastname@example.org
Arrival and orientation day
We recommend that you arrive on Thursday 6 August as you will be met and taken to your accommodation. The student housing is available from this day.
New international students are required to attend the mandatory introductory programme (Orientation Day) Friday, 7 August.
The autumn semester 2020 starts Monday 10 August.
UiA username, password and e-mail account
You will receive an SMS with your username and password. If you don't receive it, you can ask for assistance at UiA Help in the Library or to email@example.com.
Create a student card in the photo booths on campus, and pick up the card at the UiA Help; remember to bring an ID and your semester card (app). You will not receive a student ID card until you pay the semester fee.
Canvas is the e-learning management system used at UiA.