Study permit and police registration
There are different procedures for student residence permit depending on your nationality.
Please select the student category that applies to you and find relevant information:
- Nordic citizens do not need a study permit to study in Norway.
- Should register with the Tax administration office if staying in Norway for more than 6 months.
- Students that are EU/EFTA citizens do not need to apply for residence permit
- Must register with the Police if staying in Norway for more than 3 months.
- Application procedures for EU/EFTA citizens
Citizens from countries outside EU/EFTA
- Must apply for a study permit soon after receiving the Letter of Acceptance from the University of Bergen.
- Must pay the application fee and submt the application through UDI's Application Portal
- Application procedures for citizens from outside EU/EFTA
Citizens from countries outside EU/EFTA with Schengen residence permit
- Are advised to follow the Application procedures for citizens from outside EU/EFTA*
- Schengen permit is limited to a max. of 90 days stay in Norway. Registration with the Police authorities is compulsory.
*International students from countries outside the EU/EEA that have a Schengen residence permit, can submit their application from Norway. This option should not be selected unless it is absolutely necessary. This is due to long processing time and limitations regarding travel and other compulsory registration while waiting for the residence permit.
Students without visa /residence permit in Norway that do not complete the compulsory registration within the deadline, risk being expelled from Norway and refuse entry for a period of time. For more information UDI.no expulsion
Students staying in Norway for up to 90 days
Students staying in Norway for up to 90 days must check with the Norwegian authorithies, if you need to apply for a student permit. Visitors visas are issued for up to 90 days and will not cover stays beyond this period.