Registering for the semester - Student

Student registration at OsloMet

Student registration at OsloMet

There are certain steps you need to take to be registered as a student at OsloMet. We have created a checklist for what you need to do at the start of the semester to be registered as a student.

Step 1: Access to IT services at OsloMet

To access the IT services at OsloMet you must activate your IT user account.

Once it is activated, you get access to OsloMet’s wireless network, Studentweb, your student e-mail in Office 365, the e-learning system Canvas, printing, and access to 1TB  storage in OneDrive in Office 365 among other things.

Before you start your studies you´ll receive an email containing you username and a link for activating your IT-account. All usernames comes in the format "abcde1234" as of 2023. 

To activate your user account:

  1. Go to - Choose "Activate account"
  2. Use ID-porten to activate
  3. Approve OsloMets security policy
  4. Create your own personal password
  5. Activate two-factor authentication

Your username and personal password will apply to all IT services at OsloMet.

For international students

If you do not receive your activation email within 15 December / 15 July please contact 

Need help?

Send questions about your password or PIN code to our IT helpdesk,

Step 2: Registration and payment of fees

All students need to register and, if applicable, pay a semester fee (Erasmus and bilateral exchange students are excempt).

Semester registration

Deadline for semester registration and payment

  • 1 September in the autumn semester.
  • 1 February in the spring semester.

The deadline is strict. You will lose your student status if you do not register and pay within the deadline. See below for more information on the semester fee. 

How to complete the semester registration

  • Log on to Studentweb with your username (s+ student number) and password you created (it can take up to 24 hours after you have activated your account for it to work)
  • Follow the 'Start Registration' link in Studentweb and complete all the steps. 
  • For most students a confirmation of your individual education plan is part of the registration.

New student without an address in Norway?

Use the OsloMet Section for Internationalisation address until you get your own address:

OsloMet Section for Internationalisation
PO box 4, St Olavs Plass
0130 Oslo

Once you have your own address you should update it in Studentweb.

Payment of semester fee

Who needs to pay the semester fee and what is it?

  • Full time degree students  must pay the mandatory fee each semester.
  • Students on an exchange programme (e.g. Erasmus+) are exempt from paying the semester fee.

A copy fee, the material fee (if applicable) and a voluntary contribution to SAIH are included in the total amount of the invoice in Studentweb. Read more about the semester fee.

How do I pay?

  • Find your payment details in Studentweb: choose “Payment” in the menu, and write down the KID number and account number.
  • Use the payment details to fill out a 'giro' form at your local bank or post office, or pay the fee online using internet banking.

Need help?

If you can’t find what you are looking for, send an email to

Semester Card and student ID-card

You will need a semester card and a student ID-card.

What is the semester card?

The semester card proves that you are a student at OsloMet the current semester and that you have paid the semester fee which means you have the right to study at OsloMet, to follow lectures and sit for examinations.

What is the student ID-card?

The student ID-card functions as an access card to the buildings on campus and as a library card, so always carry the student ID-card while you are on university grounds.

Your student ID-card is only valid as a student ID outside of OsloMet if you also have your semester card and you need both cards to buy and use travel tickets with a student discount (e.g. at Ruter or NSB).

The pincode you receive when picking up your card can be used to access buildings after hours and during weekends.

How do I get my semester card?

You can get your semester card either as

  • an app on your smartphone or
  • as a paper card

You do not automatically receive a paper semester card. If you want one, you will need to order one through Studentweb. It will be sent to you by post and can take up to 7 days to arrive.

Read more about the student ID app

How do I get my student ID-card?

Get your student ID-card at the Card Centre at the beginning of the semester. Please note that you will have to complete the semester registration and pay the semester fee before you contact the Card Centre.

Students at Campus Kjeller should contact the service center at Kjeller regarding the issuing procedures. 

To save time

  • Please bring ID when collecting your student card.
  • If you have an old student ID card, please bring it along and we will either reactivate it or issue a new card.

Need help?

If you have questions about either your Student ID-card or your semester card, please contact the Student Service Centre at your Campus.