How to apply for Visa
- Check on the Norwegian Directorate of Immigration's website to see if you need a tourist visa to study at the ISS.
- The application process can take several months, start early.
- Contact the nearest Norwegian Embassy or Consulate as soon as you confirm your place in the program to start the visa application process.
- If Norway does not have an Embassy/Consulate in your country, contact a Swedish, Danish, German, French or Belgian Embassy or Consulate for assistance.
- If you plan to travel to other countries in the Schengen Area, you must apply for a visa that includes the total amount of time in the Schengen Area.
- If you plan to travel to countries outside of the Schengen Area, you must apply for those visas separately.
- Visa fees may be very high, and are not covered by any ISS scholarships.
What to bring to the embassy?
- Admission letter (can be downloaded from the online application portal).
- Proof of health insurance coverage (ISS students have coverage in the ISS Group Health Insurance Policy). If you are asked to purchase health insurance, contact the ISS office first.
- Airline ticket showing travel dates.
- Other documentation required by the Embassy/Consulate.
- The ISS cannot alter negative visa decisions.
- If you are denied a visa and cannot attend the Summer School, contact the ISS office immediately. You may be entitled to a refund.
- As a rule, visa applications from self-financed ISS students who are from and who reside in countries with an extremely weak currency will be declined.
- We therefore strongly discourage this group from applying, since our experience shows that an admission letter from the ISS has no effect, consequently the student will only end up wasting his/her money and time.
- If you need to cancel your place, please see our cancellation policy.
Published Oct. 28, 2016 10:46 AM - Last modified Apr. 6, 2017 3:25 PM