Some of you have to pay a semester fee, currently NOK 650 per semester.
|Who:||All students, except exchange students|
|When:||Deadline 1 September / 1 February|
|What you need:||bank card|
How do I pay the semester fee?
- Go to semesteravgift.uib.no
- Pay with your bank card.
Valid cards are Visa, MasterCard, American Express, JCB, Diners, Maestro, Dankort, Visa/Dankort.
The payment will automatically be registered in Studentweb.
Who must pay the semester fee?
- All students must pay the semesterfee each semester.
- Students on exchange programmes. They are still entitled to the same services from Sammen through their exchange programme.
- Students on a leave of absence
How much is the semester fee?
The semester fee is (as of December 2023) NOK 690 NOK. This includes a volountary payment of NOK 40 to the Norwegian Students' and Academics' International Assistance Fund (SAIH) who works tp promote education in Africa, Asia and Latin America. The Student Union encourages all students to support SAIH.
However if you for some reason do not wish to do so, you can remove the tick in the payment service and pay NOK 650,-.
If you wish to donate more, please visit the SAIH web site for more information.
Why pay the semester fee?
Students must pay a semester fee to the Student Welfare Organisation Sammen. Sammen is a non-profit organisation and offers students a range of welfare services, such as reasonably priced housing, sports, cafeterias, health and child care services, career and counselling services.
Questions about the payment?
If you for example wish to apply for refund or leave of abscence, or have question about the payment service, you will find your answer below.
Semester fee refund
You may apply for a refund
- if you paid the semester fee but will not be studying at UiB this semester
- if you are applying for a refund due to paid semester fee to a different student welfare organization
If you wish to apply for a refund of the semester fee, use the application form in UiBhjelp.
If you have paid 40 NOK to SAIH and wish to have it refunded, please fill in this form on the webiste of SAIH.
Deadlines for applying for a semester fee refund:
- Fall semester: 1 September
- Spring semester: 1 February
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. Register your payment to another institution in UiBhjelp, by uploading proof of payment 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.