Residence Permit / Legal Stay

As a foreign student, you must apply for a residence permit to have a legal stay in Norway. There are different procedures for students from EU/EEA and other countries.

Citizens from Nordic countries

Please note that Nordic citizens do not need to apply for a residence permit or registration certificate, but you must report moving to Norway. Please go to www.udi.no for details.

Citizens from EU/EEA/EFTA

EU/EEA/EFTA citizens must apply for a registration certificate to have a legal stay in Norway. Register online at www.udi.no shortly after admission to make sure that your application will be processed in time.

Citizens from countries outside EU/EEA/EFTA

Non-EU/EEA/EFTA citizens must apply for a study permit to have a legal stay in Norway. Register online at www.udi.no shortly after admission to make sure that your application will be processed in time.

Health care rights

Please visit the following page to read about your health care rights as a student in Norway: https://www.studyinnorway.no/study-in-norway/health-insurance 

Work

  • EU/EEA citizens do not need a work permit. If you want to work in Norway you must however apply for a tax deduction /exemption card. 
  • Non-EU/EEA students are allowed to work part time (20 hrs per week):
    • If you want to work in Norway you must apply for a tax deduction /exemption card.
    • The study permit for non-EU/EEA nationals normally does not allow students do be self-employed.

Visit the following page for more advice about how to find work in Norway: https://www.workinnorway.no/

Questions?

Please contact the Administration if you experience any difficulties. Email us at international@nmh.no

Last updated: 17. March 2020