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Checklist for new international students

As a new international student at UiB, you will need to complete compulsory registrations and other formalities.

Semester Registration

Studentweb is the students’ online registration service. All students must register on Studentweb at the beginning of each semester and this is also where you sign up for classes and exams.

Who:All students
Where: Studentweb
When: Deadline 1 September/ 1 February.  For exceptions, see below.
What you need: Your UiB registration numbers

Important deadlines for course registration

Norwegian Language Courses: NOR-U2, NOR-U3 and NOR-U47 January
Some courses in Mathematics and Natural Sciences10 January
Norwegian Language Courses: NOR-U1, NOR-U1/2 and NOR-INTRO21 January
Final registration deadline1 February

Register early

We recommend that you register as early as possible to secure a place in your courses.

If you have second thoughts about a course

If you register for a course at Studentweb, but find that you need to withdraw for any reason, it is possible to withdraw from the course up to two weeks before the exam date.

How to register for the semester

Log in at Studentweb

  • The first time you log in, you must choose Norwegian ID number and PIN at the login page.
  • Choose Send new PIN to your email and enter your UiB registration number:
    • The UiB registration number consists of 11 digits and is normally divided by a white space (6 + 5) when communicated to our students. When you use the number, you must make sure that you use it as an 11 digit number with no white space dividing it.
    • Your PIN is used to log in at Studentweb, open a user account, and as the access code with your student card.
  • Log in with your UiB registration number and PIN.

    When you have opened a UiB user account, you can also choose to log in with your username (format xxx000) and personal password instead (using Feide).

    Register for the semester and sign up for courses

    Click on the green button Start registration.

    1. Rights and obligations: You must confirm that you are aware of the rules and regulations that apply to students at UiB.
    2. Education plan: An overview of what you will study as part of your study period/programme at UiB. This is also where you sign up for your courses.
    3. Status and overview: Check that you have signed up for both classes and exams in the courses you will take.
    4. Profile: Update your profile, including your semester address and emergency contact person.
    5. Confirmation: A confirmation will appear, and that means you have completed your semester registration.

    Semester address (your address in Norway)

    Make sure that you provide your correct postal address in Norway when you update your profile.

    • Still at home: Use the international address format and write your home address. Remember to update your semester address when you arrive in Bergen.
    • Arrived in Bergen: Use the Norwegian address format and register your postal address.

    If you live at Fantoft Student Hostel your correct postal address is:

    Fantoft Student Hostel
    P.O. Box [no.]
    5075 Bergen

    Start your registration now

    Course registration for exchange students

    Course schedules and exam dates

    Before you sign up for courses, check the course schedules and exam dates to make sure that the classes and exams for your courses do not overlap.

    You will find the course schedules (under Resources) and exam dates in the individual course descriptions of each course in the course list. In December, choose Spring 2017 under Select semester.

    Course changes via the education plan at Studentweb

    You can add and remove courses from your education plan at Studentweb, either by yourself or with the assistance from UiB staff.

    • Open courses: You can add these to your education plan yourself.
    • Restricted courses: Contact the relevant faculty in one of the following ways:

    After you have completed the semester registration

    After you have completed the semester registration at Studentweb, the green button will be deactivated. You can still make changes to your education plan, sign up for or delete courses, change classes, update your profile and more, within the given deadlines.

    Navigate at Studentweb using the top menu

    When logged in, use the menu at the top of the page to navigate. To see and edit your education plan (sign up for classes and exams), choose Studies in the top menu and your programme.

    Registration assistance

    Contact the relevant faculty by email

    Courses at the Faculty ofEmail
    Fine Art, Music and DesignRegular students: studieveileder@kmd.uib.no
    Exchange students: exchange-kmd@uib.no
    HumanitiesAll students: advice@hf.uib.no
    LawAll students: law-incoming@jurfa.uib.no
    Mathematics and Natural SciencesAll students: advice@mnfa.uib.no
    MedicineAll students: info@med.uib.no
    PsychologyRegular students: advice.psyfa@uib.no
    Exchange students: exchange@psyfa.uib.no
    Social SciencesAll students: studieveileder@svfa.uib.no

    Attend the Welcome Programme

    We recommend that you attend your faculty's information meeting during the Welcome Programme if you can. Useful information about courses and registrations will be provided there.

    Visit the Student Information Centre at your faculty

    If you still need assistance, you can visit the Student Information Centre at your faculty or the International Centre UiB. We are happy to help if you have any queries.

    Services provided at Studentweb

    Start of the semester

    • from week 25 to 1 September (autumn semester)
    • from week 50 to 1 February (spring semester)

    You can:

    • Register for the semester
    • Find the semester fee payment information (if applicable)
    • Register for classes and exams
    • Register your semester address
    • Register your emergency contact person

    During the semester and after