Prepayment of house rent
SiÅs does not require a deposit. Instead, we ask for a prepayment of the rent.

 

No residence permit

EU citizens are required to prepay house rent of NOK 10.000,- to SiÅs within January 1st (Spring semester) and July 1st  (Autumn semester)
International bank transfer:     
Name of beneficiary: Studentsamskipnaden i Ås, 1432 Ås, Norway
Name of bank: DNB NOR, STRANDEN 21, AKER BRYGGE, NO-0021 OSLO                                   
Account: 1654 05 03420 -
IBAN: NO1416540503420 - BIC/ SWIFT: DNBANOKK.
Remember to enclose your name and costumer number on the payment (you will find your customer number above your name on the contract)

Currencies Accepted

Transfers in other currencies is permitted, such as transfer in USD $ or EURO €.
Upon receipt, the bank will automatically convert rent to NOK for a fee of 100 - 200 NOK. On the day of the transfer, your bank should be able to make the currency conversion, but you can also check the DNB Currency Converter.

 

Residence permit - Instructions for funds transfer

International students must document sufficient funds when applying for the study permit. After being accepted at NMBU, new students must transfer funds to a Norwegian bank account. To facilitate the transfer of funds, SiÅs offers a service whereby funds can be transferred to a bank account administrated by SiÅs. More information about the study permit process can be found on the UDI pages.

Transfer Amount

For the study year 2022-2023 the immigrations authorities require documentation of financing in the amount of NOK 128 887,- Double degree students studying only one semester at NMBU, can transfer funds for the relevant semester. The student shall bear transaction costs charged by all banks. SiÅs will provide confirmation once the funds are received in Norway for the study permit application.

Each year UDI increases the amount. For the academic for 22/23 the amount is NOK 128 887,-. Since applicants received admission before the new amount is published, UDI accepts the amount for the previous year.

Currencies Accepted

Transfers in other currencies is permitted, such as transfer in USD $ or EURO €.
Upon receipt, the bank will automatically convert funds to NOK for a fee of 100 - 200 NOK. On the day of the transfer, your bank should be able to make the currency conversion, but you can also check the DNB Currency Converter.

Deadline 

The funds must be transferred in one installment no later than 15 May to start the study permit process. In extraordinary circumstances the deadline might be extended as noted on the admission letter. SiÅs takes no responsibility for funds that cannot be identified or have been transferred after the deadline. If you cannot meet the deadline, the admission offer will be withdrawn and we advise you to apply again next year.

If the student fails to obtain a residence permit, the funds will be transferred back to the student. 

Bank Account Information

STUDENTSAMSKIPNADEN I ÅS
(University Foundation for Student Life in Aas)                               
1432 ÅS (Aas)
Norway

ACCOUNT NO: 5081 07 19181
IBAN NR: NO9850810719181
SWIFTCODE/BIC: DNBANOKK or DNBANOKKXXX

Mark the payment with your “Applicant No.", your "Student No." or "Curstomer number with SiÅs" and your FULL name.

Bank Name and Address:
DNB NOR BANK  ASA
STRANDEN 21, AKER BRYGGE
NO-0021 OSLO                                              
Tel: +47 915 04800

Email the transfer receipt to studyfunds@sias.no clearly labeled with your applicant/student number at NMBU and/or customer number at SiÅs.

Access to Funds 

Once funds are transferred to the SiÅs account, funds can be accessed in the following ways ONLY:

  • Prepaid debit card can be requested. The cost of the card is NOK 600-, and a usage fee of NOK 10,-/month.

  • After arrival in Norway and the student opens an account, the funds can be transferred to the student's Norwegian bank account minus any applicable bank fees.

  • Funds are returned to home bank account if study permit is not granted.

  • Students living in SiÅs' housing authorize payment of rent. See section on Prepayment of rent.

Prepayment of rent

Housing is organized through the University Foundation for Student Life (SiÅS) and is a separate organization from NMBU. You can use part of these funds towards your house rent. A form is provided by SiÅs (Arrival form) to authorise the housing payment from your funds. Any questions regarding payment for accommodation should be directed to the housing office at the University Foundation for Student Life: utleie@sias.no.