Accept your place and notify HiOA of any special needs
Master's Degree students
Accept your place in "Søknadsweb". The deadline is approximately 10 days after receiving your offer.
Accept your place and notify us of special needs through the online Declaration of Acceptance form. The deadline is 29 October and 28 May.
You will find more information about the relevant online form in your Admission Letter from HiOA.
Apply for student housing
Apply for student housing as soon as possible. You can also apply for housing before you have received an offer. The deadlines are 31 October and 31 May.
Register or apply for Residence Permit and Visa
EU/EEA students: Register online (no application fee).
Non EU/EEA students: Apply for student visa and/or residence permit as soon as you have received your admission letter (application fee).
Get health insurance
As a student you need to have some form of health insurance during your stay in Norway. What kind of insurance depends on your nationality and the length of your stay.
HiOA provides Arrival Service for international students. Fellow students will greet you at Oslo Central Railway station and accompany you your student housing.
Orientation day is a kick-start to settling in as a student in Norway and at HiOA.
HiOA offers a Buddy Programme for its students. All new international students are automatically assigned a buddy group.
Start dates for the courses
Check your Admission Letter for individual start dates.