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Renewal of Study Permit

International students may need to apply for a renewal of study permit during their stay in Norway.

Full-degree students

How to apply

  1. Order a Study Progress Report for renewal of residence permit
  2. Apply for a renewal by following UDI's instructions

Important: 

  • Apply for the renewal of your study permit at least one month before your current permit expires (required by UDI).
  • You should not book an appointment with the Immigration office until you have all the required documents, including the study progress report.
  • Submit a complete application to make the processing faster and easier.

Work permit

When you apply for a renewal of your study permit, UDI will consider whether you will still be entitled to work part-time in addition to your studies. The reason for this is that your studies, and not work, is the main purpose of your stay in Norway. Working part-time cannot conflict with your studies.

Exchange students and other short-term students

If you have been granted an extension of your study period, you need to apply for a renewal of your study permit.

How to apply for a renewal of study permit

  1. Apply for an extension to UiB
  2. Apply for a renewal by following UDI's instructions after receiving your Letter of Extension from UiB.

You must use your Letter of Extension from UiB when you apply for a renewal of your study permit. You do not need a study progress report. Such a report is not required by UDI from students studying in Norway for only 1 or 2 semesters.