All foreign students who are to
stay in Norway for more than three months must have a residence permit.
When issued, this permit is stamped in students’ passports at the
Alien’s Office, Trondheim Police Station. This
must be done within the first seven days after arrival in Norway.
The application form for a residence permit can be obtained from the
Norwegian Embassy or Consulate in your home country, and should also be
returned there (it may take as long as three months to get an answer).
List of Norwegian embassies/consulates
Citizens outside the EU/EEA member states need a Visitor`s Visa
for entry to Norway on an exchange programme of 90 days.
applying for a Visitor’s Visa you must enclose the letter of acceptance
from QMUC, with an attestation that QMUC is responsible for
accommodation with your application form. All exchange
students are advised to apply for residence permit as soon as they have
received the letter of acceptance from QMUC, and their funding is
EU/EEA citizens do not need a residence permit/Visitor’s Visa for
less than 90 days, since they have the right of residence in Norway.
Students who are planning to stay longer than 90 days have to
register with the Norwegian Directorate of Immigration online at the Application Portal Norway.
You must have done this before your arrival in Trondheim to be granted
permission of residence for more than 3 months (one day more than 90
days is more than 3 months). You need to bring your passport and other
relevant documents to show that you are an EU citizen.
With this application the student must have:
- E111/E128 (Health Insurance Form)
- Letter of acceptance
- Documentation of finances
Students from EU/EFTA countries who plan to stay in Norway for a
period of less than three months, and students from the other Nordic
countries, do not need a residence permit.
Remember to make sure that you have a
passport and that it is valid during the time of your stay. If you have
to apply for a new one or make changes or updates, do it as soon as
Social security (E111/E128) EU and
EEA citizens must, before going to Norway, obtain the health insurance
form E 111 (for stays less than 12 months and which is intended mostly
emergency care) or an E128, which ensures more extensive coverage. This
will enable you to be a part of the Norwegian National Health Scheme.
All exchange students should check with your local welfare/social
security agency about what coverage you have.
American, NORAD and Quota
students can apply for membership in the National Insurance Scheme at
the welfare office (NAV) in Trondheim, on arrival.
stay in Norway you will get free medical treatment, apart from a minor
fee. The Norwegian National Health Scheme does not cover dentists’ fees
While in Norway you are covered by the same insurance as Norwegian students.
In addition to that it is the student’s own responsibility
to make private insurance arrangements for any accident, illness,
injury, loss or damage to persons or property (cameras, stereo, personal
computer etc) resulting from, or in any way connected with, the study
period in Norway. You should therefore consider whether you need a private/group
travel/accident insurance policy. Check with your insurance office that
your policy gives 24 hour cover and is valid for trips outside Norway
during your stay (even for a few days).