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Semester Fee

Some of you have to pay a semester fee, currently NOK 650 per semester.

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Who:All students, except exchange students
Where: semesteravgift.uib.no
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 
  • PhD-candidates

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

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.

Part-time studies

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.

Having trouble using the payment service?

If you are having problems using semesteravgift.uib.no, please describe the issue and send it to semesteravgift@uib.no