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Checklist for new international students

As a new international students at UiB, you are required to complete several obligatory registrations and formalities.

1. Register as a student → 2. Pay the semester fee → 3. Create your UiB user account → 4. Download the Student ID App → 5. Obtain your student card → 6. Register with the police → 7. Norwegian ID number → 8. Sign up for a Tuberculosis test → 9. Refund from the Student Deposit Account → 10. Sign up for Tandem Language Learning

1. Register as a Student

All students must register at Studentweb at the beginning of each semester. You use the UiB registration numbers sent directly to your personal email. Studentweb is also where you sign up for classes and exams and find payment information (see step 2).

Who: All students
Where: Studentweb
When: Deadline 1 September/1 February (except some courses, see below)
What you need: Your personal UiB registration numbers

More information on semester registration

2. Pay the Semester Fee

Most students need to pay the semester fee, currently NOK 590 per semester. The exception is exchange students coming through an exchange agreement with a partner university.

Who: All students, except exchange students
Where: In a bank/online bank
When: Deadline 1 September/1 February
What you need: You can find payment information on Studentweb

More information on semester fee payment

3. Create Your UiB User Account

You can go ahead and create a user account as soon as you have registered for the semester on Studentweb. You need the UiB registration numbers sent directly to your personal email.

Who: All students
Where: sebra.uib.no
When: As soon as possible after completing the semester registration
What you need: Your personal UiB registration numbers

More information on creating a user account

4. Download the Student ID App

UiB's student ID app is your semester receipt that confirms that you are a UiB student for the current semester.  

Who: All students
Where:

When: As soon as possible after you have opened the UiB user account

More information on the Student ID App

5. Obtain Your Student Card

Who: All students
Where: The Card Centre at the Student Centre, first floor
When: As soon as possible after you have opened the UiB user account
What you need: Valid ID (passport or national ID card)
Opening hours: Monday-Friday 09:00-14:00 (15:00 during the first three weeks in the autumn semester)

More information on student card

6. Register with the Police

Who: All students staying in Norway for more than three months (Exemption: Citizens from Nordic countries)
Where: Depends on your citizenship, follow the link below
When: Depends on your citizenship, follow the link below
What you need: Depends on your citizenship, follow the link below

More information on registering with the police

7. Norwegian ID Number and D Number

The Norwegian ID number/D number is an 11 digit personal identifier, issued by the Tax Administration office (Skatteetaten). 

Who: All students with a residence permit in Norway. 
Where: Depends on your citizenship, follow the link below
When: Depends on your citizenship, follow the link below
What you need: Depends on your citizenship, follow the link below

More information on Norwegian ID number

8. Sign up for a Tuberculosis test

Students from countries with a high occurrence of tuberculosis are obliged to undergo tuberculosis testing if they are staying longer than three months in Norway. The test is carried out through chest x-rays. 

Who: Students from some countries staying for more than three months, follow the link below
Why: Residence permits are not valid until final clearance from the health authorities has been granted
Where: The TB-test will take place at the Office of Infection Control, Solheimsgaten 9, fourth floor
When: As soon as possible after arrival. Opening hours: Monday and Tuesday 08:20-11:00

More information on TB testing

9. Ask for refund from Student Deposit Account

You must contact the student welfare organisation Sammen for a refund of the funds you have transferred for visa/study permit purposes.

Who: All students from outside EU/EEA who have transferred money to Sammen's deposit account 
Where: Visit Sammen's Information desk at the Student Centre, Parkveien 1
When: Opening hours: 08:00-15:00
What you need: Bring your passport/ID card and a power of attorney if the funds have been deposited by another person

More information on the Student Deposit Account

10. Tandem Language Learning (optional)

UiB offers language learning in our language exchange programme Tandem. 

Who: All UiB students 
Where: Sign up online from 5 August
When: Deadline 1 September

More information on Tandem Language Learning