The Coronavirus: Status and Advice for Students and Staff

Here you’ll find information related to the Corona virus and points of contact. We encourage all students and employees to follow updates from the Health Department, Norwegian Ministry and VUC closesly


Updated May 20: Volda University College has decided to cancel all student exchange for the autumn semester 2020, including all inbound and outbound student mobility for studies, internships and short study trips abroad. The decision is based on the uncertainties surrounding student exchange concerning everything from health and safety, to the academic offer provided and social situation for students abroad. The travel restrictions imposed by the Norwegian government, which may be in force until January 2021, has also been a decisive factor. It is sad that VUC students are not able to study abroad this next semester, and that we will not benefit from international exchange students on our campus, but with the level of uncertainty we find that it is not possible to allow for student mobility this autumn.

Note: this cancellation does not apply to international students who have been accepted to study programmes at VUC such as the Norwegian language course (NIS) and the Master in Media Practices (MMP).

Updated May 18: Akademika book store at Ivar Aasen House will re-open Monday 18th of June. Opening hours are Mondays and Wednesdays, 10 am - 3 pm.

Updated May 13: Partial reopening of Volda University College, read more about it hereGuidelines for accessing Volda University College (VUC) campus for students – May and June 2020 The semester will be completed digitally. 

The call centre at VUC (+47 70 07 50 50)  will be open between 08.00 - 15.45 

International exchange students can keep in contact with Pangaia by email, Facebook, Instagram