Pre-arrival | International students - Student

Pre-Arrival Guide

Pre-Arrival Guide

Before arriving in Norway, make sure you complete the steps listed here. These are relevant for international exchange students, and international Master students. Please note: due to the coronavirus situation, changes may occur on a short notice.

Accept your place and notify OsloMet of any special needs

Master's Degree students

Accept your place in "Søknadsweb". The deadline is approximately 10 days after receiving your offer.

Exchange students

Accept your place and notify us of special needs through the online Declaration of Acceptance form. The deadline is 28 October and 27 May.

You will  find more information about the relevant online form in your Admission Letter from OsloMet.


As a student at OsloMet, you can apply for student housing through the Student Welfare Association (SiO), or you can look for accommodation on the private market. Please see Accomodation for International Students for more information.

If you have any questions on housing, please email us at:

Procedures due to Covid-19

The Norwegian borders are currently closed, and we do not know when they will open. Please follow the situation on the official website Helsenorge, and be prepared that there may be a number of requirements and restrictions when the borders reopen. 


Register or apply for Residence Permit and Visa

Get health insurance

As a student you need to have some form of health insurance during your stay in Norway. What kind of insurance depends on your nationality and the length of your stay. Please make sure your insurance covers Covid-19 relating issues.

Orientation Day

Orientation day is a kick-start to settle in as a student in Norway and at OsloMet. The Orientation day will be in a digital format. 

The Orientation Day for the Fall semester is August 16.