Renewal of Study Permit
International students may need to apply for a renewal of study permit during their stay in Norway.
Renewal of residence permit:
A satisfactory study progress of normally 30 credits per semester, is required to renew the student residence permit. Reports will not be issued before all the student examination results are available.
International Centre is responsible on behalf of the University of Bergen for issuing study progress for renewal of residence permit . Reports are issued in accordance with UDI regulations.
|Students should not book an appointment with the police before obtaining their exams results and study progress report.|
|Study progress report will not be issued in the period between 20 December to 9 January 2023.|
How to apply:
Reports must be ordered in advance and will be issued approximately 2 weeks from the day you order it*. Please observe the deadlines.
*Exemption: Reports ordered in the period between 20 December to 9 January 2023 will be issued by 13 January.
- Order a study progress report for renewal of residence permit (UIB issues their own report in accordance with UDI).
- Apply for a renewal by following UDI's instructions
The progress report will not be issued before all exams results are available.
Please note that UIB will not sign statement on study progress form, as we issued our own in accordance with Bergen Police and UDI.
Delay in your studies:
International Centre is responsible on behalf of the University of Bergen for issuing study progress for renewal of residence permit . Reports are issued in accordance with UDI.
If you are delayed in your studies, you must contact your faculty in order to obtain a recommendation of extension. The study progress report cannot be issued without an extended study right at UIB.
UIB will not recommend extension of work permit if the student is delayed for more than one semester. It will be up to UDI to decide if the student can be granted work permit extension. For more information, please check UDI regulations, 8.1.1 Renewal of residence permit for students and 8.1.4. Conditions for continued right to work part-time.
Please note that a delay of more than one year that is not related to documented illness or maternity leave will not be approved by UDI.
Admission to a new program
Students admitted to a new study programme of higher level, must submit a copy of their admission letter when applying for renewal of residence permit. Study progress report will not be issue for this purpose.
Admission to a second degree in Norway (master)
Please note that students admitted to a new study programme at the same level as their previous programme, will in general not be granted renewal of a residence permit unless the new program is considered deemed to be a continuation of previous studies.
Yo can ask your faculty/department to issue a statement. However, it will be up to them to decide if they can consider the new study programme to be a continuation of previous studies and if they can support your application.
Students will not be granted renewal of a residence permit to start a second bachelor degree programme in Norway.
Exchange students and other short-term students
If you have been granted an extension of your study period, you need to apply for a renewal of your study permit (applies only for students that are not EU/EEA citizens).
How to apply for a renewal of study permit
- Apply for extension of your study period at the University of Bergen
- Apply for extension of residence permit at www. udi.no
You must use the extension letter issued by the University of Bergen when you apply for a renewal of your study permit. Information about study progress at UIB, will be included in this letter. Please note that you do not need an additional study progress report. Such report is required only for full degreee students.