Welcome, NMBU student!

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All students: Complete registration before the semester starts

We look forward to seeing you and hope to give you a good study start.

There is a lot to remember as a new student. On this page we have gathered the first initial items you have to know about.

  • 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 have access to the Student Web, Canvas, NMBU Help, NMBU e-mail account and IT services which require FEIDE logon (Feide is a national solution for secure log-in and data sharing in education).

    Make sure you find a way to remember your username from Brukerdata. You will need this to access all of your NMBU education tools.

    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.

    Find out how to activate secure logon for NMBU services (Microsoft):

  • You must log on to the Student Web and complete a five-step registration process for courses and exams. All who are about to study and/or take an exam at NMBU have to be registered.

    The Student Web is where you will administer your education plan, your courses, exam dates and what room the exam will be in, and your exam results. You will use the Student Web to update your semester address when it changes, to register for lectures and exams, or to cancel courses.

    Once the registration is complete you will have access to the courses in Canvas.

    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.

    • Before logging onto the Studentweb, you must first access your user account and create your password on brukerdata.

      Begin by logging onto the StudentWeb via Feide using your username and password.
      Click on "Start Registration" to complete the five-step process:

      1) Rights and Obligations

      Read through NMBU's rules and regulations and check the box to confirm that you have read and accepted these. Read through NMBU's information on cheating and plagerism and how to avoid this, and then check the box to confirm that you acknowledge the information. Click next to proceed.

      2) Study Plan

      Review your detailed education plan for each semester of studies. All obligatory coursework should already be listed, but elective coursework may not be listed. You can add elective courses in this step. As a general rule, one academic year of studies is equivalent to 60 study points, alternatively 30 study points per semester. If your education plan is incomplete, you must nevertheless confirm the education plan and contact your study coordinator later for clarifications, changes and/or additions. Click next to proceed.

      3) Status and Overview

      Review the summary of completed and remaining coursework. Reminders for obligatory coursework will be noted. Click next to proceed.

      4) Profile

      Enter your local mailing address. If you live on campus, use the mailing address listed on your SiÅs welcome letter.

      Enter emergency contact information. Include name, relationship type, telephone number and email address if possible. Click complete to proceed.


      This is the final step in the Semester Registration process. Review the summary of course registration for the semester and the assessment form.

      The semester registration process is complete when you have completed the five steps above AND you have paid the semester fee.

    • Semester registration and approval of your education plan.

      Make sure that your individual education plan is correct. When your approve your individual education plan you will automatically be registered for your compulsory courses that's in your plan for that semester. NB: Please make sure to that you are also registered for your exams.

      Remember that you must do your semester registration and pay the semester fee within the deadline for take your exam. All deadlines are listed in the Academic Calendar.

      You are responsible for registration or withdrawal from the courses you are taking. Check the course which you have been registered for, in the top menu iten "Active course" on the Student Web.

      Check your registrations before the registration deadline and contact SiT if you have any questions

      Extra courses and register for re-exam /"konte"

      • Log in to studentweb
      • Choose "active courses"
      • Look up the applicable course
      • Choose the course and follow any further instructions 

      This video shows how you can register for courses in Studentweb.

      Registration deadlines for courses and exams

      • Registration deadline for August block: First Wednesday in August block
      • Registration deadline for Autumn parallel: 15 September
      • Registration deadline for Autumn re-exam (konte): 1 October
      • Registration deadline for January block:  1 December
      • Registration deadline for Spring parallel: 1 February
      • Registration deadline for spring re-exam (konte): 1 March
      • Registration deadline for June block: 1 April
    • If you do not intend to take your exam, you must remember to withdraw from your courses and exams in the Student Web within the deadlines provided in the Academic Calendar.

      This is how you do it:

      Studentweb - Click on ‘My active courses’ and then ‘withdraw from exam’.

      If you withdraw from a course by mistake, contact SiT as soon as possible.

      Withdrawal deadlines

      • August block: First Wednesday of August block
      • Autumn parallel: 1 November
      • Re-examination (konte) autumn: 1 November
      • January block: First Wednesday of January block
      • Spring parallel: 1 April
      • Re-examation (konte) spring: 1 April
      • June block: 1 May
  • All students in education (taking courses and exams) must pay semester fee.

    You create the invoice yourself, in the Student web each semester. The deadline is 15 September for the autumn semester and 1 February for the spring semester. Remember that there is a new KID number every semester.

    Once you have registered for the semester and paid the semester fee, you can apply for and receive support from Lånekassen.

    If you are studying at another university in Norway and have paid the semester fee there, you can send documentation of the payment to sit@nmbu.no to have this registered in the systems. This has to be done manually.

    PhD candidates are not to pay the semester fee. Exceptions are those who receive funding from the Government's loan fund for education in accordance with the rules in the sixth part of the regulations in the Act on educational support for pupils and students, through Norad or Foreign Ministry-funded programmes. They can choose to pay semester fees.

  • 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.

  • 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 from your app store!

    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 a student at NMBU, you will be assigned an e-mail address with access to webmail. The university will send you important information to this address and it is therefore important that you check your e-mail regularly. It is not possible to set up automatic forwarding of e-mail from this inbox to another e-mail address. Therefore, make sure that you check the e-mails in this account regularly so that you do not miss anything that may be important.

    Your email address is set up equally to your name and will be firstname.middlename.middlename.lastname@nmbu.no


    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.

  • Your own to-do list is a tool to help you remember everything you have to do to get started as a new student at NMBU, before you start studying. Items on the list are mentioned above, however you can download and use the document to help you check the items.


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

    The programme will be posted here as soon as it is ready, activities will be during week 32, 33, and 34.

    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 2024 starts on 9 August. The Fadderuka KICK-OFF will be in Auditorium Maximum on 9 August!

    During Fadderuka there will be both joint activities and organsied on faculty level. 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
  • To ensure that you, as a new student, are in the forefront of what you are required to complete before your education starts on 12 August you are invited to an information and registration session which is planned the weekend before, on 10-11 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 11 August at 10:00
    • Faculty of Chemistry, Biotechnology and Food Science: Sunday 11 August at 11:30
    • Faculty of Environmental Science and Nature Management: Saturday 10 August at 13:00
    • Faculty of Landscape and Society: Sunday 11 August at 13:00
    • Faculty of Science and Technology: Saturday 10 August at 11:30
    • Faculty of Veterinary Medicine: Saturday 10 August at 9:00
    • School of Economics and Business: Saturday 10 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.

    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, Environmental Radioactivity, og Nuclear and Environmental Sciences

    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 16 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 2024: Ole Josef Pinaas

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.

Life outside your studies

  • 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

    The board of samfunnet

    Næringlivsutvalget (NU) (Business committee)

    UKA i Ås


    Sosiale foreninger (link being developed)

    Student associations




    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.

    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

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

Go to the web page for Incoming Exchange Students