The semester fee is imposed by law and contributes towards financing the welfare services of the Student Welfare Organisation of Oslo and Akershus (SiO).
The semester fee is obligatory for all students, and you must pay the semester fee and register in Studentweb in order to retain your right to study at the Oslo National Academy of the Arts.
As soon as you are registered, your student status will be active and you will get access to your subjects in Canvas.
Paying the semester fee
The semester fee amounts to 640 NOK, of which NOK 600 goes to the Welfare Organisation for Students in Oslo - SiO, and NOK 40 to the Norwegian Students’ and Academics’ International Assistance Fund (SAIH). If you do not wish to support SAIH’s work towards education in southern Africa, Latin America and Asia, you can deduct 40 NOK from the fee.
You will find the invoice for the semester fee on Studentweb.
You can log in either with Feide (username and password), Norwegian national identity number and PIN-code or through ID-porten/MinID. In order to log in with Feide you need to have student account at KHiO.
It takes 1-5 days from you pay the semester fee till it is registered in our system.
When we have received your payment your digital student ID will be updated.
The semester fee has to be paid before you get access to e.g. Canvas.
You will need to pay the semester fee in good time before the deadline for semester registration.
As soon as we have received and registered your payment, you can register for the semester.
Deadline for semester registration:
- September 1st (autumn semester)
- February 1st (spring semester)
Please note: Follow the registration sequence. You will be asked to: Log in to Studentweb. Click on "Start registration", and follow the registration sequence. You will be asked to:
- Confirm to have read the study regulations.
- Update personal information, such as your addresses.
- Check your individual education plan.
Student ID app
The app "Studentbevis" is valid as a Student ID. You may order a paper receipt in Studentweb if you don't have a smartphone.
You will still need an access card to access buildings and use the library.
Download and first time use
In order for the app to confirm your status, you must have paid the semester fee and registered in Studentweb.
- Download the app "Studentbevis" (Android) / "Student ID" (iOS).
- Find the affiliation Kunsthøgskolen i Oslo, and log in through Feide with your regular KHiO username and password.
Paid the semester fee at another institution in Norway?
It is not necessary to pay the semester fee to several institutions in order to study at KHiO. The main rule is you pay to the institution you use services from.
If you have paid the semester fee at another institution we must register this at KHiO.
Send an email to email@example.com with documentation showing that you have paid the semester fee within the deadline, in order for the payment to be registered at KHiO.
Semester fee reimbursement
If you have paid the semester fee more than once for the same semester, you can get refund the semester fee. This applies if you have paid multiple times for the same Student Welfare Organization, or paid to various organizations.
You can also get a refund if you have withdrawn from the studies early in the semester. Deadline for reimbursement of semester fee is 15 February (spring semester) and 1 October (autumn semester).
Fill inn the following form when you wish to get refund the semester fee.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the semester fee?
The semester fee of 600 NOK per semester is imposed by law and contributes towards financing the welfare services of the Student Welfare Organisation of Oslo and Akershus (SiO). The semester fee is obligatory for all students.
The SAIH-tenners are a voluntary contribution of 40 NOK per semester that go towards the Norwegian Students’ and Academics’ International Assistance Fund. The SAIH-tenners are a voluntary contribution, and if you do not wish to pay them you deduct 40 NOK from your payment.
How do I change my name in Studentweb?
Fill in the digital form and upload valid documentation of your name change. Valid documentation includes passport, bankcard, driver’s license or a confirmation of your name change from the National Registry / Tax Administration.
How do I change my address?
You are free to update your address in Studentweb. Click your name in the top right corner and choose ‘My profile’. Type in the new address.
I have a new national identity number. What shall I do?
Fill in the digital form and upload valid documentation of your national identity number. Valid documentation includes: passport, bankcard, driver’s license or a confirmation of your number from the National Registry / Tax Administration.
I have paid the semester fee, but it is not registered in Studentweb.
If it has been over a week since you paid the semester fee, and the payment still isn’t showing as registered in Studentweb, you should contact KHiO. Send a receipt/print-screen showing that you paid to firstname.lastname@example.org from your student email. Remember to include your student number and your full name.
If you have paid the semester fee without using KID (customer identification number), to the correct account number, this will normally be discovered internally and registered manually.
I wish to pay my semester fee from abroad.
Use IBAN and BIC/SWIFT if you are paying from abroad (from a foreign bank account).
Please note that if you are paying the semester fee from abroad it may take up to three weeks for your payment to be registered at KHiO, and may incur additional charges from your bank when making the transfer.
I am on leave of absence. Do I still have to pay the semester fee?
You are not required to pay the semester fee, nor confirm your study plan, for the semester you have been granted leave of absence from.
The exception to this is if you are on maternity leave. You may then choose whether you would like to pay the fee and register.
If you wish to take an exam during your leave of absence you must also pay and register for the semester.
I did forget paying the semester fee within the deadline. What can I do?
You will still be able to find the invoice details on Studentweb even if the deadline has expired. Pay right away and contact email@example.com.
If you do not pay the semester fee, you risk losing your right to study.
If you have any other questions than those listed above, please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org