Guide to waiting time for study permits

In order to tell you how long you have to wait for an answer to your application for a study permit, we ask you to answer two questions.  

The information on this page is personalised for

What type of application have you submitted?: First time application (do not already have a study permit)

What type of study permit have you applied for?: university college or university

Information for you who are going to study at a university or university college

Unfortunately, we are not able to tell you exactly when we will process your application, but if you hand in your application the police, embassy, consulate or Visa Application Centre before 1 July, we will process your application before 15 August.

As soon as we have processed your application, we will notify you.

We have just started to process applications from abroad. If your application gets approved, we do not know when it will be possible for you to travel to Norway. It will depend on how the travel restrictions are on the current time (as a result of the corona-situation). We do not know how the different universities and schools will schedule their tuition, so we encourage you to keep updated on our webpages and your school’s webpages.

This information was last updated on 22 July 2020. It will be updated again on 21 August.

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