Covid-19 information

We are excited to be hosting a large group of international students at Østfold University College this fall and are looking forward to welcoming a new group of students in the spring.

Leadership at Østfold University College is closely monitoring the Covid-19 situation and we will keep nominated and accepted students updated regarding the lastest developments that will affect your studies with us.

Information for International Students Arriving Spring 2022

The spring semester starts in January and it is important that you arrive in Norway in plenty of time to complete any required quarantine and are able to begin your studies on time. 

The rules regarding travel into Norway are regularly being addressed and adapted to the current risk assessments in connection with COVID-19. This means that is it very important that you stay up-to-date on the latest information regarding arrival in Norway:

Travel advice - NIPH


All students must have health insurance covering your entire stay in Norway. We also strongly recommend that you have travel and property insurance in addition to health insurance. Any additional expenses incurred due to Covid-19 will be the responsibility of the student and not covered by Østfold University College.

Public Health Guidelines

It is the responsibility of each student to uphold the public health guidelines as set by the Norwegian government. These guidelines will be important as you prepare for your arrival to Norway and during your time here as a student. Below are links to information regarding Covid-19 in Norway:

Norwegian Institute of Public Health
The Norwegian Directorate of Immigration (UDI)

Guidelines for infection prevention on campus

A detailed description of the guidelines put in place to ensure infection prevention and control at Østfold University College can be found on our website. The guidelines provide information about the various infection prevention measure current in place at HiØ.

Guide on infection prevention and control at Østfold University College

Up-to-date information regarding COVID-19 and Østfold University College

Published Sep. 11, 2020 1:28 PM - Last modified Sep. 17, 2021 8:26 AM