Welcome, NMBU-student!

Are you a student on a digital programme?
Go to the welcome web page for digital programmes

Important information for international students

Complete registration before semester starts.

During Introduction Week, International students new to Norway, receive an 'introduction packet' which is needed for registering on the NMBU systems.

  • The 'introduction packet' includes a fictive ID number which you need to create your user name and password.  

    Follow these instructions to activate your user account on Brukerdata.

    Once your user account has been activated, you will get access to StudentWeb, Canvas, NMBU Help, NMBU email account and IT services which require Feide logon.

    IMPORTANT: Write down your username from Brukerdata. You will need this to access all of your accounts.

    Note: There will be guidance on these processes during Introduction Week.

  • To access some NMBU services outside of campus, you will need a secure logon in addition to your password, also known as two-factor authentication. This means that you will have to use a one-time code sent by SMS or an App to access NMBU services on your computer, mobile phone and tablet. In addition, you will also need a two-factor authentication to access Microsoft Office (all Office software and your NMBU email) outside of campus. There are user guides for how to do this.

    Activate secure logon for NMBU services (choose one):

    In addition, you must activate secure logon for Microsoft:

  • You must log on to StudentWeb and complete a five-step registration process for courses and exams.

    Instructions on how to register for the semester.

    Registration must be completed for each individual semester.
    Use the Academic calendar to ensure you meet important registration deadlines.

    - Degree students should wait until after the welcome day at the faculty before selecting elective courses.
    - Exchange students can receive assistance from the exchange coordinator to register additional courses.

  • Your student card will work as a key card on campus, library card, and as your student status documentation along with the student app.

    You must first activate your NMBU user account to order a student card. You can upload your photo and order your card by logging in to Fotoboks.  User manual for ordering student card can be found in NMBUhjelp.  The student cards can be collected at the Service Centre in the Veterinary Building. You will be given notice as soon as the card is ready to be collected.

    Note: Student Card alone does not function as ID for student discounts. It must be combined with the Digital student app available after paying the semester fee.

  • As an NMBU student, a semester fee must be paid each semester to the Foundation of Student Life in Ås (SiÅs).

    Who must pay the semester fee?

    • Persons admitted to studies at one or more academic institutions in Norway who intend to complete a combined 15 study points or more per semester.
    • Persons registered to take an exam.

    Note: PhD candidates are not eligible to pay the semester fee, with the exception of education funded by The Norwegian State Educational Loan Fund.

    *Students who do not pay the semester fee within the deadline risk losing their study rights*

    How can I pay and what does it cost?

    You will find payment information on StudentWeb under "payment". Invoices for the semester fee are not sent by post.

    The semester fee is kr 470,- payable SiÅs. A voluntary kr 40 (combined total kr 510,-) to the Students' and Academics' International Assistance Fund (SAIH) is encouraged. SAIH is a non-profit organization that supports educational initiatives worldwide.
    If you wish to have the SAIH support reimbursed, contact lene.halvorsen@sias.no.

    If you pay from abroad, you must an additional kr 50,- in international transactions costs. If you do not do this, the payment will not be registered. The amount will be either kr 560,- (including the support to SAIH) or kr 520,- (without the support to SAIH). 


    If you have paid the semester fee to another Norwegian foundation than SiÅs, the payment will not automatically register at NMBU. E-mail  payment documentation to the Student Information Centre (SIT). Include your full name, date of birth with proof of payment attached.

    When is the deadline for paying the semester fee?

    15 September for the Autumn Semester
    1 February  for the Spring Semester

    Other inquiries about the semester fee can be directed to SIT by telephone +47 67 23 01 11 (Monday through Friday 08:00 - 15:00).

  • The student ID app combined with your student card works for student discounts on trains, buses and other services.

    The student ID app is not valid unless the semester fee has been paid, and you have registered for the semester in StudentWeb.

    Download the App!

    If you do not have an IOS or Android telephone, you can request a paper verion. This can be done on the StudentWeb. Click on your name on the top right hand corner, select "My profile", scroll down to "semester fee receipt" and select "yes".

    How to log in to the student ID app for the first time?

    • Open the app (requires internet access).
    • Choose which educational institution you belong to.
    • Log in with the usual username and password given by your educational institution.
    • Read the declaration of consent and accept (the app can only be used if you give your consent).
    • Read the terms and agree (the app can only be used if you accept the terms).
    • The app shows the photo that was taken to the student card. If the app does not display photo, other valid photo ID must be displayed upon inspection for the app to be golden as a student ID.
    • If you have paid the semester fee and registered for the semester, this will show in a yellow box at the bottom of the page. The receipt itself is stored in the app, so after logging in and registering the paid semester fee in the app, it can be used without internet access.

    Note: You must have both an app (or a semester card) and a student ID

    Students who do not have a smartphone

    If you do not have a smartphone and therefore do not have the opportunity to use the student ID app, you can order a semester receipt on paper. You log in to Studentweb, and  from the menu in the upper left corner, select Orders and then Semester receipt. Remember to check that the semester address in StudentWeb is updated first.

  • Mazemap

    Mazemap is your digital map that will help you find your way around on campus.

    Versions: Mazemap on internet and apps for Android/IOS.

    Student Web

    A portal with information about your education. This is where you register for the semester, check and change your education plan and register to courses and exams. The exam dates and exam results will also be published here.


    You will find instructional videos about Canvas in NMBUhelp. The Canvas platform providesdetails about classes, syllabi and assignment submission. Canvas allows communication and interaction betwen the student and teacher(s) and student-to-student.

    Teaching and Exam Schedule

    The teaching and exam schedule is available on TimeEdit

    You can see how it works here (video).


    As an NMBU student, you will be assigned an email address with access through webmail. The university sends important information by email and therefore it is important to check your webmail frequently.

    On the Student Information Centre webpages, you will be able to links to other student resources.


    NMBUHelp is a self-help tool where you can search and find user manuals, basic student information and some specialised services.  It is also possible to contact university administration and IT Services through the portal. One of the advantages of using NMBUHelp is that you will have a complete overview of your questions/requests. 

  • Use of the Student Web pages are compliant with the provisions of the Act relating to the processing of personal data (Personal Data Act) of 01.01.2001 and associated regulations, and is subject to the Internal Control System for Information Security at NMBU's routines for the use of personal data.

    Please find more information about privacy upon admission on our website.


  • Every autumn semester the buddy week (Fadderuka) will be organised!

    This year's buddies look forward to meeting you! We welcome you to a fun, safe and social start to the semester. No questions are stupid, everyone was really new at some point.

    The Fadderuka 2023 starts on 11 August. The Fadderuka KICK-OFF will be in Auditorium Maximum at 5 PM (17:00) on 11 August!

    During Fadderuka there will be both joint activities and faculty-wise activities. There are many good reasons to join, i.e. these four:

    • You get to know the people you are going to study with
    • You get to know each other on campus
    • You will get to know the various student organisations at NMBU
    • Fadderuka is fun, social, and inclusive

    Week 32

    • Friday 11 August – Kick-off & Getting-Acquainted-Evening. 17:00-18:30 at Aud Max
    • Saturday 12 August – Registration weekend begins. Barbecue from 6 p.m. at the Pentagon 1
    • Sunday 13 August – The registration weekend continues. Tour of the “Samfunnet”

    Week 33

    • Wednesday 16 August – Graskurs part 1 (this is an intro to university student life)
    • Thursday 17 August – Giga Tekna Quiz at Samfunnet
    • Friday 18 August – Matriculation on the Main Lawn. Concert at the Samfunnet in the evening

    Week 34

    • Wednesday, August 23 – Togafest and wrestling show at the Society
    • Thursday 24 August – Quiz on Society at Society
    • Friday 25 August – Grass Course Part 2 at Society
    • Saturday, August 26 – NMBU Cup at 6 PM (18:00), at the Pentagon 1

    Overview and information about registration, ticket sales, and information about the events will be posted on the Facebook page "Fadderuka NMBU" in early August.

  • To ensure that you, as a new student, are in the forefront of what you are required to complete before your education starts on 14 August you are invited to an information and registration session which is planned the weekend before, on 12-13 August. You will get useful information about the various student tools, the semester fee, timetable, exchange and more. You can also get help to create your NMBU user and with the semester registration, unless you already have completed this from home. You will get a lot more information about important resources available to students to ensure you have a great start to student life.

    List of preliminary events for each faculty during the information and registration weekend (changes may come, and venue will be published as soon as it is ready):

    • Faculty of Biosciences: Sunday 13 August at 10:00
    • Faculty of Chemistry, Biotechnology and Food Science: Sunday 13 August at 11:30
    • Faculty of Environmental Science and Nature Management: Saturday 12 August at 13:00
    • Faculty of Landscape and Society: Sunday 13 August at 13:00
    • Faculty of Science and Technology: Saturday 12 August at 11:30
    • Faculty of Veterinary Medicine: Saturday 12 August at 9:00
    • School of Economics and Business: Saturday 12 August at 10:00

    If you have ordered a student card via fotoboks.nmbu.no this can be picked up during this weekend at Servicetorget in the Veterinary Building.

    This year's buddies will assist, answer questions and accompany you around campus.

    Welcome to NMBU!!

  • Not sure which faculty you belong to? Below is a list of faculties and their associated subject areas. When you know which faculty where you are affiliated, you can click on to the web page and find information about the "Fadderuka" and program.

    Read this letter, written to you as a new student by the Buddy General and the Buddy Chiefs. There will also be a separate Buddy letter on each of the faculty pages below.

    Find out more details for your semesterstart by clicking on the link for your faculty:

    Faculty of Biosciences (BIOVIT)
    Aquaculture, Animal Science, Agroecology, European Master in Animal Breeding and Genetics, Genome Science, Plant Sciences

    School of Economics and Business (HH)
    Economics, administration, management, bioeconomy, entrepreneurship and innovation

    Faculty of Chemistry, Biotechnology and Food Sciences (KBM)
    Biotechnology, Chemistry, Chemistry and Biotechnology (M.Sc.), Food Science and Nutrition. Please note that there is a digital info session on 10 August 13:15-14:00, click to find information.

    Faculty of Landscape and Society (LANDSAM)
    Global Development Studies, Landscape Engineering, Landscape Architecture, International Environment and Development Studies, International Environmental Studies, International Relations, Public Health, Real Estate, Urban and Regional Planning

    Faculty of Environmental Sciences and Natural Resource Management (MINA)
    Renewable Energy, Environmental Sciences, Forestry, Ecology and Nature Conservation, Nature-Based Tourism

    Faculty of Sciences and Technology (REALTEK)
    Elective courses in Science and Technology, Teacher Education in Science, Energy and Environmental Physics (B.Sc), Geomatics (B.Sc.), , Applied Robotics (5-year M.Sc.), Architectural Engineering (5-year M.Sc.), Computer Science (5-year M.Sc.), Geomatics (5-year M.Sc.), Industrial Economics (5-year M.Sc.), Mechanical, Process, and Product Development (5-year M.Sc.), Environmental Physics and Renewable Energy (5-year M.Sc.), Water and Environmental Engineering (5-year M.Sc.), Aquatic Food Production (2-year M.Sc.), Data Science (2-year M.Sc.), Photonics (2-year M.Sc)

    Faculty of Veterinary Medicine (VET) 
    Veterinary Nursing, Veterinary Medicine

  • On Friday 18 August, at 13:00, the Matriculation Ceremony for new students will be held. The Matriculation is a traditional and formal ceremony to commemorate admission to higher education in Norway.

    According to tradition, the NMBU Matriculation Ceremony is for students admitted to a bachelor program, a five-year intergrated bachelor-master program or a program taught in English. In addition students admitted to a one-year basic study, one-year study of science subjects and this year's exchange/guest students are also invited.

    We cordially invite these students to the ceremony which will take place on the lawn in front of the Clock Building. On the lawn, you will stand together with students from your faculty.
    The ceremony will include speeches by Rector, Leader of Student Parliament, Deans and an international student. There will also be music and the distribution of roses.

    Practical Information:

    The ceremony lasts approximately 1,5 hours. Please meet up at 12:45 and find your place on the lawn.

    Please remember to eat before the ceremony!

    Attire: Formal, but dress according to the weather.


  • All programmes at NMBU has a study advisor. They are the students' connector at the faculty with regards to questions to do with your programme. You may contact your study advisor from NMBUhjelp, or send an e-mail. All study programmes show contact details for the study advisors. Single course students do not have their own study advisor, and can contact the STudent Information Centre (SiT) with questions.

  • Use the generic search at the top of this page to find detailed information about all of the courses offered at NMBU, or go to the course web page for your search

  • Should you need to contact your Buddy before start-up - send an e-mail to your faculty, one of the following:

    Faculty of Biosciences (BIOVIT)

    School of Economics and Business (HH)

    Faculty of Chemistry, Biotechnology and Food Sciences (KBM)

    Faculty of Landscape and Society (LANDSAM)

    Faculty of Environmental Sciences and Natural Resource Management (MINA)

    Faculty of Sciences and Technology (REALTEK)

    Faculty of Veterinary Medicine (VET)

    Buddy General 2023: Ben Børilden

Life outside your studies

Buddy Week

Welcome to a fun, safe and sociable semester start! The Buddies are there for you - make use of them! The Buddys (Fadderne) are here for you - make use of them! No questions are too simple, and everyone have been new at some point. Information about the buddy events will be published in July.

During the Buddy Week there will be a mix of activities, both shared for all, and by faculty. All new students must register to join. Four good reasons (among many) to join:

  • You will get to know your fellow students
  • You will become familiar with campus
  • You will learn about the student organisations at NMBU
  • The Buddy Week is exciting, social and participatory

Information about the Buddy Events will be published in July.

  • Living in student accomodation is an important part of the social student life. NMBU students have several options to choose from. Send a request today!

  • There are many good reasons to get involved as a student. Surveys related to students' health and well-being show that students who participate actively in the student environment and in voluntary activities are less lonely and feel better at their place of study.

    A candidate survey from 2020 shows that 44% of respondents consider that experiences from such activities were useful to a large extent in their first job after graduation. NMBU encourage you to take part in the student community and to get involved! 

    Read about activities at SiÅs.

    Tips for student activity participation:



    Studenttingets arbeidsutvalg (AU)


    Samfunnet i Ås



    UKA i Ås


    Sosiale foreninger

    Students assosiations




    Economics and business



    Chemistry, Biotechnology and Food Science


    Landscape and Society


    Terra Forma




    Environment and Natural Resources




    Natura Innova


    Science and Technology




    DataSci NMBU





    La Stå

    Veterinary Medicine

    VSF - Veterinærmedisinsk studentforening


    Student organisations working on cooperation with businesses

    Eik Lab

    NMBU Case Club

    Urban Lab

  • NMBU wants all students to thrive during their studies. Here we have gathered information related to health and well-being.

  • The Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NMBU) is located at Aas (Norwegian spelling: Ås), some 40 km. south of Oslo. The distance from Oslo Airport to the NMBU campus is 80 km. 

    From both Oslo and the Oslo International Airport (Gardermoen) you can travel to the university by bus, train or car.

    By train

    Intercity and express trains depart every half hour from Oslo airport to Oslo Central Station. The Airport Express Train (Flytoget) has frequent departures to Oslo, but is an expensive alternative.

    From Oslo Central Station take the local train heading towards Moss, departing twice  an hour during the daytime. Exit the train in Ås (the train from Oslo S stops at Holmlia and Ski before arriving in Ås), then walk, take bus no #510 or take a taxi from the station to NMBU (1 km).

    Train schedules are easily available on the webpage www.vy.no, or by calling the Vy Customer Phone (+ 47) 61 05 19 10.

    Walk from Ås station to NMBU - Google Maps (it takes around 20 minutes to walk)

    By bus

    The airport bus service is run by VY and departs from the airport roughly once an hour. The best option is to catch the bus going towards Fredrikstad, route F11. Ask the bus driver to stop at Korsegården, located approximately 1 km from the university, and continue by bus #510 or taxi. The Korsegården stop is located next to a Shell petrol station. Upon request, the bus driver can have a taxi waiting for you at the petrol station. If you decide to walk it is easy to find the way, and it takes around 20 minutes to walk.

    · NMBU at Google Maps

    By car

    NMBU is located close to the E6 motorway. From Oslo follow the signs going towards "E6 Gøteborg". About 40 km from Oslo turn off the motorway at the sign "Ås, Universitetet". Turn left at the roundabout, cross the motorway and continue past the Shell petrol station situated on your left, along Drøbakveien. The NMBU campus is on your left-hand side a bit further down the road (see the map Google Maps).


    There are designated areas for guests, students and employees. The NMBU Parking is operated by APCOA FLOW.

    Students must, to make use of the NMBU Student Parking at campus Ås, live further away than 3 km from the “Meierikrysset”. This rule must be complied with, as there is such high demand for parking at campus. The parking cannot exceed 24 hours each time.

    The number of parking spaces per students is regulated by the county and municipality, and is presently 0,03 spaces per student.

    Please note that there will be changes to where students can park from February 1st ! The reason for the change is that the use of the campus buildings has had a wider spread during 2022/2023, as a result of all disciplines making use of other buildings outside their previous affiliation. The change has been considered by the student parliament. You will find a new parking map further below on this webpage.

    All students have to register their vehicle in the parking app to make use of the NMBU Student Parking, during the hours 08-17:00 all weekdays. This applies to cars, as well as to scooters/mopeds and motorbikes (MC).

    The parking registration app requires annual renewal. A push notification will indicate when it is time for renewal.

    User manual for Apcoa Flow (pdf in Norwegian).

    You must be aware of the following:

    • Each student may park one registered vehicle at a time. There is an option to register more vehicles, however, be aware that you have to select the correct vehicle for the day your parking takes place.
    • HC parking can for a short period of time be permitted. Send a request to parkering@nmbu.no. The permission must be confirmed and is digital.

    The NMBU Student Parking is free of charge.

    General information about the areas of parking for students:

    The price for charging vehicles – NOK 5,- per kwh.

    Payment for charging your vehicle is at all times. There is automatically a start-up fee of NOK 2,-.

    Find more information about charging codes and prices in the user manual (pdf in Norwegian). Apcoa has a separate payment system: the tariff group is indicated on the charging post, to show low or high charging effect.

    The charging post is not automatically connected with your mobile app, and charge independently of the payment. There is payment obligation connected with the charger being plugged into the vehicle also after the charging is complete, so disconnect the charger!

    We recommend connecting and checking if the charging post works before making the payment. The charging and the payment is at each users own risk.

    Any malfunction must be reported to eia@nmbu.no. Make sure to provide which space and parking area has this problem.

    Go to the Parking web page to find maps with information about the charging stations.

    Student cards may be used at most charging stations. For some charging posts you require a key/chip. These may be ordered from Norsk elbilforening (Electric vehicle Norway).

    SiÅs Parking

    There is a separate parking agreement for the SiÅs student housing services. You can read about the SIÅS parking regulations in this link. The SiÅs student housing residents may NOT make use of the NMBU Student Parking.

    Questions about the NMBU Student Parking

    Please contact parkering@nmbu.no if you have any questions.

    Alternatively find information on the Apcoa support webpage.

    How to make a complaint about a parking fine: go to their webpage www.kontrollavgift.no.

Contact the Student Information Center

Opening hours: 10:00-15:00 Monday-Thursday
Location: Urbygningen (the clock building)
Phone: 67 23 01 11
Telephone and e-mail requests during: 08:00-15:00
E-mail: sit@nmbu.no

Are you looking for information about coming to NMBU for your exchange?

Go to the web page for Incoming Exchange Students