Start of Studies Checklist

Below follows a checklist with important information of what you need to complete before you start your studies.

1. Check your e-mail and activate your IT account

By the end of June/beginning of July you will receive an e-mail with the first steps new students at KHiO needs to make.

The e-mail contains information about your student number and PIN-code that you need to activate your IT account (also known as FEIDE-account). Activate your IT-account.

With your username and password, you can log in to all the systems and services you need as a student at KHiO. This includes the learning management system Canvas, Office365, wireless network, and your student e-mail.

It can take up to 24 hours for your account to start working.

If you have not received this, please check you spam filter before contacting

2. Pay the semester fee

In Studentweb , you will find the invoice for the semester fee.

Log-on to Studentweb with your username and the password you created when you activated your IT account.

When you pay in July, your payment will be visible in Studentweb in August.

3. Semester registration

Once you have paid the semester fee, you may register for the semester in Studentweb. In Studentweb you also need to accept the student regulations, your education plan, and other regulations.

Please note! If you do not register by the deadline September 12th, your student access card will be blocked, and you will not be allowed to attend any classes. You also won’t get a valid student ID.

For more information on semester registration and the semester fee, please check our intranet.

4. Download the Student ID app (Digital Student Card)

The Student ID app proves that you are a registered student this semester. The Student ID app works as a student ID with the student organizations, and on public transport, among others.

Once you have paid the semester fee and registered for the semester, you may start using the app. It can take 3-5 days from you paid the semester fee till it is registered in our system.

5. Collect your student card

The student card works as an access card, as a library card, and printer card.

We encourage all new students to visit the school the week before the Start of Studies (August 10th-14th) to have your card made. This way you will have to spend less time queuing during the Start of Studies Week.

The student access card is issued at the Service Center, which you will find just inside the main entrance. This requires personal attendance, please bring valid ID. You will have your photo taken on the spot. 

Their opening hours is 09:00 am to 03:00 pm from August 10th.

6. Check if you have access to your IT account

You will receive important information concerning your studies at your personal KHiO email account. This will be the primary channel of communication from KHiO to you, and it is your responsibility to frequently check this email account. For access to your email you need a username and a password (see point 1).

As a student, you have free access to  Office 365 and several other programs.

On the webpage IT for Students you will find more information about, for instance, wireless network at KHiO (eduroam, Wifi)

7. Log on to Canvas

Once you are registered for the semester, you will also get access to the learning management system Canvas.

Messages from the course coordinator and information from your study programme is found in Canvas

Download the Canvas app to your phone or PC to receive notifications about new events in your course.

8. Find your schedule

Schedule for the coming Autumn Semester will be published in August

9. Read about the First Week of Studies for your Study programme

More information to come in June.

10. Attend the First Day of Studies

The first day of studies is compulsory.

Program for the First Week of Studies

Welcome to the start of your studies August 17th!

The Oslo National Academy of the Arts plans for a mix of both face to face and digital meetings and events.

The programme for the semester start week and schedule for August is available in TimeEdit.


Her er alle plansjer som blei vist på informasjonsmøte 18. august 2020 (pdf).


By the start of the semester there is great demand for student housing. It is therefore important to apply for accommodation as soon as you have received a study offer.

Please note! This year, having accommodation in place before arrival is of even greater importance for international students coming to Norway, since they may have to quarantine when arriving in the country.

For information about current quarantine rules and entry restrictions, please visit the websites of The Norwegian Directorate of Immigration (UDI), and the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Student Housing

Students at the Oslo National Academy of the Arts may apply for student accomodation at SiO (the Student Welfare Organisation in Oslo).

All questions regarding the application form and housing in general must be directed to SiO Housing.

Private accomodation

Students may also apply for private accommodation.

Relevant websites:

International students

Entry for international students

Norway has lifted entry restrictions for international students.

You need to stay updated on what applies to your country on the Norwegian Directorate of Immigration's (UDI) website.

Keep in mind that you may need to quarantine when you arrive in the country and that it may take a long time to obtain entry documents and visas.

International student handbook

Useful information for international students is also to be found in International student handbook.


Do you have any questions concerning your start of studies?

Contact the student adviser at your study programme. Write “Student Adviser” in the search field, and you will get the contact information for your student adviser. Under the name is information about which department the study adviser is associated with.

Oslo National Academy of the Arts has six departments, and there are one or two study consultants associated with each department. If you are admitted to, for example, the bachelor’s programme of Medium- and Material based art, you should contact the study consultant at Art and Craft.

If you are not sure which department your study program belongs to, you can find information by clicking the links below:

- Academy of Dance
- Academy of Opera
- Academy of Theatre
- Design
- Art and Craft
- Academy of Fine Art