Some of you have to pay a semester fee, currently NOK 590 per semester.
|Who:||All students, except exchange students|
|Where:||In a bank/ online bank|
|When:||Deadline 1 September/ 1 February|
|What you need:||Payment information on Studentweb|
Why pay the semester fee?
The public institutions of higher education in Norway do not charge tuition fees. Still, students must pay a semester fee to the Student Welfare Organisation (Sammen). Sammen is a non-profit organisation and the allocation of profits within the organisation finances other parts of Sammen's welfare services. Students automatically become members of Sammen when they pay the semester fee and get access to a range of welfare services, such as reasonably priced housing, sports, cafeterias, health and child care services, career and counselling services.
How much is the semester fee?
The semester fee is NOK 590,- (as of spring 2019). A part of the semester fee (NOK 40,-) is donated to the Norwegian Students' and Academics' International Assistance Fund (SAIH). If you for some reason do not wish to donate to SAIH, you can subtract NOK 40,- from the invoice amount and pay NOK 550,- (as of autumn 2015). If you wish to donate more, please visit the SAIH web site for more information.
If you have paid and want a refund, please see SAIH's online refund form.
Students on exchange programmes do not have to pay the semester fee. They are still entitled to the same services from Sammen through their exchange programme.
How do I pay the semester fee?
Find your invoice
Students who have to pay the fee have to:
- Log on to Studentweb.
- Choose Payments from the top left menu to display required payment information such as KID (customer ID-number), account number and amount.
Note: The correct KID must be used to ensure registration of the payment. A new KID will be given every semester.
Where do I pay the semester fee?
You can pay the fee with online banking. Alternatively you can bring the invoice to the payment counter in a bank or post office. Please note that banks and post offices require a small fee for payment of invoices.
Pay the semester fee from abroad
If you pay the semester fee from abroad, please include the information listed below.
In addition to the invoice you will find on Studentweb, you will need the following numbers to pay the semester fee from abroad:
IBAN (int.acc.no): NO14 5201 0556082
BIC/SWIFT address: DNBANOKKXXX
AMOUNT: NOK 590,-
- Include the purpose of the payment, for instance "Semester fee spring 2019".
- A part of the semester fee (NOK 40,-) is donated to the Norwegian Students' and Academics' International Assistance Fund (SAIH). If you for some reason do not wish to donate to SAIH, you can subtract NOK 40,- from the invoice amount and pay 550,-.
- The banks usually take a small fee (often NOK 50,-). Make sure to add this to the total amount you pay.
- Finally, send the reciept from your bank by email, and include your name and student number to email@example.com so that your payment will be registered in our system.
Please be aware that if you pay from abroad it may take up to three weeks before the payent is registered on Studentweb.
Semester ree refund
You may apply for a refund if you paid the semester fee but will not be studying at UiB this semester.
You must make sure that
- any course and evaluation registrations have been withdrawn, and notify your faculty that you have terminated your right to study at UiB
- you have been granted a leave of absence.
If you wish to apply for a refund of the semester fee, send an application stating the reason to firstname.lastname@example.org. You must include:
- your bank account number
- documentation of paid semester fee (semester receipt or bank statement)
- your address
If you are applying for a refund due to paid semester fee to a different student welfare organization or because you will not be studying at UiB this semester, you must return the semester card and semester sticker (if you requested this) before the amount can be refunded. Send the semester card and semester sticker to:
Universitetet i Bergen
P.O. Box 7800
Paid semester fee to another higher education institution
You are only required to pay the semester fee at one place of study, even though you are entitled to study at more than one. The main rule is that you pay the semester fee to the higher education institution you have been admitted to.
Students who don't pay the semester fee to UiB / the Student Welfare Organisation in Bergen (Sammen), will not have a valid Student ID App from UiB and will not benefit from Sammen's welfare services. However, if you pay the semester fee to Sammen through another higher education institution in Bergen you will have access to all of Sammen's services.
Register external payment
If you do not pay the semester fee to UiB, we still have to have it registrered in our system. Send an e-mail to email@example.com including documentation that you have paid the semester fee within the deadline.
Autum: 1 September
Spring: 1 February
Payment to more than one higher education institution
It is possible to pay the semester fee to more than one higher education institution. Payment information for the semester fee to UiB is available on Studentweb.
Semester fee in case of leave of abscence or part-time studies
Leave of abscence
You are not required to pay the semester fee or register for the semester(s) for which you have been granted leave of abscence from studies. Students on parental leave may choose to pay the semester fee and register.
The semester fee is the same for full and part time programmes. This also applies if you have been granted permission to study part time in a full time programme.
Semester fee payment not registered on StudentWeb
There is usually a delay of three days from the time you make the payment until it is registered on StudentWeb. When you pay from abroad it may take up to three weeks.
If you made the payment to the correct bank account number, but without the correct KID-number, this will normally be detected and solved after a short delay.
If the payment has not been registered on StudentWeb a week or more after you have made the payment, you should notify UiB.