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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 during the first weeks of the semester.

Semester Fee

Some of you have to pay a semester fee, currently NOK 590 per semester.

Student Category:

Who:All 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). You automatically become a member of Sammen when you pay the semester fee get entitled to a range of welfare services.

How much is the semester fee?
The semester fee is NOK 590,- (as of autumn 2018). 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.

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.

Find your invoice
Students who have to pay the fee hav 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. You will have a new KID every semester.

Where to pay the semester fee
You can pay the fee via your Norwegian online banking. Alternatively you can bring the invoice/ note the numbers in the invoice and bring it 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.