Checklist for international master students
This information applies for students attending a full Master’s degree programme at HVL, not Exchange students.
Important information regarding COVID-19 and your admission to HVL
Updated information regarding the situation can be found at the following pages:
Information from Norwegian Institute of Public Health.
2. Semester Fee
In order to register as a Student you need to pay your student union membership fee of NOK 780. You go to 'More' and 'Payments' on StudentWeb. An invoice is automatically generated when you register in Studentweb. Your registration only becomes valid once this invoice is payed.
If you pay from a foreign account, you must use the following information:
- Bank: Den norske Bank ASA
- Bank account no: 7694 05 17644
- IBAN: NO62 7694 05 17644
- Swift/BIC: DNBANOKK
Once you have registered you will be granted access to Canvas; a digital communication platform used for essential communication between HVL and you. On Canvas, you will receive specific information about each course you will be attending. It is also the main information platform between you and the lecturers.
Who: All students, except exchange students
Where: Any Norwegian bank or online bank
When: Deadline 1 September / 1st of February
What you need: The KID number from the invoice generated in Studentweb when you register
4. Health insurance
You need to have a valid travel and medical insurance for your entire stay at HVL. These insurances must be obtained before you arrive in Norway. It is your own responsibility to make insurance arrangements for any accident, illness, injury, loss or damage to persons or property resulting from, or in any way connected with, your study period in Norway.
Information for students for Maritime Operations:
All students are to be enrolled at both partner institutions during the study period.
Therefore the University of Applied Sciences Emden/Leer needs a proof of health insurance that is valid in Germany as from 1st September until the end of your studies. Please keep in mind that this may lead to further expenses.
Please make an effort to provide such a proof before you travel to Norway
For example the Techniker Krankenkasse offers a valid health insurance for Europe and the Nordic countries, i.e. also Norway for students, and this can be used in the semester in Norway too.
Those of you who already hold a valid European health insurance are asked to hand in proof of this to a German health insurer, for example the Techniker Krankenkasse. You will then receive an electronic proof of valid health insurance, and no further steps are necessary.
Any questions regarding health insurance can be answered by Mr. Nils Hagedorn and Mr. Matthias Kurzawski of Techniker Krankenkasse who are informed about the about the speciality of this joint master course Nils.Hagedorn@tk.de, Matthias.Kurzawski@tk.de
6. Norwegian ID Number
If you are going to stay in Norway for more than six months, you should register with the National Registry so that you can be awarded an 11-digit identity number (your date of birth plus a 5 digit personal number).
The ID number is required for opening a bank account, obtaining a student card among other things.
Students from EU/EEA/EFTA countries
EU/EEA/EFTA students staying in Norway for more than six months must apply for a Norwegian ID number after obtaining the registration certificate from the local police authorities.
For more information please check the Tax Adminitration website Report a move to Norway from abroad.
Students from non-EU/EEA countries
If you are a student from a country outside of the EU/EEA area, you will register for the National Registry at the same time as you meet with the police to order a residence permit card.
The police will notify the Norwegian Tax Administration that you’re moving to Norway and need a Norwegian identification number (national identity number or D number).This means you do not have to go to the tax office to obtain a Norwegian identification number.
Note: You must notify the police if you have changed your address, so that the correct residence address is registered in the National Registry.
Please check the UDI website How to get a national identity number.
HVL offers housing arrangements in cooperation with Sammen, the student union (welfare organization).
If you are to apply for a visa/study permit you need proof of accommodation for your application to The Norwegian Directorate of Immigration (UDI). Students that are to move to Norway and apply for a study permit should therefore apply for accommodation as this will help you in the process of getting a visa/study permit.
HVL offers housing arrangements in cooperation with Sammen, the student union (welfare organization). Please find more information on housing here:
Housing in Haugesund | Housing in Sogndal
To apply for student housing you first have to log in or create a new account. You create a new account by clicking the Login Mypage button on the top right of the page. Then you follow the instructions. Remember to the select the option Date of birth if you do not have a Norwegian social security number.
It is important that you apply for accommodation before the deadline. Applications submitted after the deadline will not normally be processed.