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Student residence permit in Norway

  • Residence permit in Norway for non-EU students

    Quick guide

    • Visit your local Norwegian mission to learn whether you may apply online or you need to submit a form (available at the mission's website).
    • Processing fee: 3200 NOK.
    • Processing time: up to 1 month.
    • Financial resources: 97850 NOK / year.

    Citizens of certain countries may apply online at UDI Application Portal, while other citizens must fill in a form and submit it to their local Norwegian embassy or consulate. Please check with the Norwegian mission in your country which of the alternatives (online or form) you must follow.
    [Click here to locate the Norwegian embassy and consulates in your country and find their contact details].

    You will be required to prove you have, at least, 97850 NOK per year to support yourself financially. Furthermore, you will have to pay a processing fee to apply for your study permit, which is 3200 NOK. If you are able to submit your application through the online system at UDI Application Portal, you will be able to pay the fee online. If you need to submit your application to your local Norwegian mission, you will able to pay when you hand in your documents.

    The estimated processing time is one month, so you are advised to apply as soon as possible.

    In your application, you will be required to enclose the documents as listed below:

    • A letter of acceptance from your higher education institution in Norway indicating that you have been admitted to full-time studies.
    • A valid passport. In order to minimize problems, make sure your passport is valid throughout the entire period of your stay in Norway.
    • Two passport size photos - [Click here to learn more about the photo requirement].
    • A copy of your health insurance plan.
    • A bank statement or copy of your grant/scholarship stating you can support yourself financially throughout your time as a student in Norway.
    • Proof of residence in Norway indicating you have a place to stay.
    • A filled-out and signed UDI's checklist.

    Depending on your citizenship, you may be required to provide additional documents. Please, check with your local Norwegian mission the full list of documents you need to provide.

    Your study permit in Norway also allows you to work part-time for a maximum of 20 hours per week in order to allow you to pursue your studies.

    Source: The Norwegian Directorate of Immigration (UDI).

  • Residence permit in Norway for EU students

    Quick guide

    • EU students have the right to reside in Norway without applying for a residence permit. However, you need to obtain a registration certificate at your local police office in Norway.
    • Financial resources: 97850 NOK / year.
    • Make sure you have your European Health Insurance Card.

    EU students have the right to study, work and live in Norway without the need for a permit. However, EU students must obtain a registration certificate within 3 months of their arrival to Norway. You may obtain your registration certificate at your local police office in Norway.
    [Click here to locate your nearest police office in Norway].

    The application is free of charge and you will have to present the following documents:

    • A valid identity card or passport.
    • Letter of acceptance from an approved institution.
    • A private health insurance or the European Health Insurance Card.
    • A declaration stating you have sufficient funds to support yourself.

    Upon approval of your application, you will be issued a certificate of registration, which is valid indefinitely.

    Source: The Norwegian Directorate of Immigration (UDI).

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