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For new international students

Arrival checklist

What to do when you arrive at NTNU

  1. Log in to Studentweb

    Log in with the ID number and PIN code sent to the email you registered with when you applied (that you will receive in week 31). Make sure to update your personal information, including your semester address.

  2. Pay the semester fee

    International master's students must pay the semester fee, even if they are not taking any courses.
    Students on exchange from NTNU partner institutions are exempt.

  3. Create your NTNU user account

    You can activate your NTNU user account the day after your semester fee is registered as paid. The account is used to access NTNU systems, such as Blackboard, library eduroam, and email.

  4. Download student ID app

    Download your digital student ID. You must have paid the semester fee and activated your NTNU user account to access the Student ID app. Please allow for up to 24 hours after activating your account.

  5. Collect your physical student card

    Use NTNUs online photo booth to create your student card and choose a PIN code. In order to collect your student card, you will need to show your digital student ID app as well as official identification,
    such as a passport.

  6. Register for courses and exams 

    Exchange students and master's programme students must register for courses and exams in
    The deadlines are September 15th and February 1st for the autumn and spring semesters respectively.

  7. Log in to Innsida

    You can log in to Innsida the day after you activated your account. Innsida is your gateway to important systems
    and helpful articles about the university and services. The upper left waffle icon provides quick access to popular systems needed at NTNU. Watch intro video about Innsida.

  8. Infection prevention

    In order to help limit the spread of the coronavirus, you should follow the guidelines set by national and
    local authorities. Before you visit campus areas, you must complete the NTNU infection prevention
    Make sure you are up to date on the coronavirus situation and how it might affect your studies. Follow the information provided on the NTNU coronavirus website.

  9. Stay updated

    Regularly check your NTNU email and Innsida messages for deadlines, news and events. You will find messages from your lecturer in Blackboard once your lecturer activates the course e-room.

Exchange students:

Pick up your arrival confirmation, get your Learning Agreement signed, see how to extend your stay, and what to do when you leave.

New student - important information

Checklist 2 - Manage your stay

Steg 1Collect your residence permit, residence card or registration certificate

For students staying more than three months.

Steg 2Withdraw funds from the NTNU deposit account

Make withdrawals at the Office of International Relations.

Steg 4Apply for a national ID number

For students staying more than six months.

Steg 5Register your move to Norway

Register your move with the National Population Register, the Postal Services and StudentWeb.

Steg 6Open a bank account

After receiving your national ID number, you can open a bank account.

Steg 7Apply for a tax deduction card

If you have an income, you need a Norwegian tax card.

Steg 8Your Health

Access doctors, dentists and other health services for students.