Welcome to Volda University College!
Official opening of the academic year is Tuesday 14 August.
Opening Day Program:
- 12.45: Students meet their buddies and fellow students
13.15: Orientation meeting for each study programme - the buddies are guiding everyone to the right place
- 14.30: The buddies organize activities leading to the Opening Party at Studenthuset Rokken
The official opening takes place outdoors, behind the Berte Kanutte-building.
Checklist for international students
All students must register every semester in order to become a student at the university college. Registration gives you access to the E-learning system, enrolls for assessment/exams, gives you access to campus buildings and access to different computer systems. Registration for the autumn semester 2018 is open in the period 1. August - 1. September 2018. The registration takes place in Studentweb
Incoming exchange students are registered for the semester by the VUC International Office and do not have to register themselves.
VUC students are issued a student ID card which can be used to:
- access to main campus buildings and rooms after opening hours (evenings and weekends)
- borrow of books in the university college library
- print at the printer/copy machines on campus (all students will initially have 30 prints on their account)
All students are required to pay a semester fee. Payment deadline and information about amount can be found in Studentweb
Note that incoming exchange students from partner universities, are exempt from paying the semester fee at VUC since they pay semester fees to their home university.
Volda University College offers a digital Student ID (Studentbevis app) which replaces the paper-based semester receipt. The digital semester receipt can be downloaded on your mobile device through the app and will be accepted as proof of student status by transport service companies in Norway. For degree students, payment of semester fee and semester registration are required to access the digital Student ID.
- More information about Student identity card, semester fee and semester card
- Please contact the Student Service Office in Berte Kanutte-huset if you have any questions: +47 70 07 50 18 | firstname.lastname@example.org
Volda is the place yo'll never forget!
Volda is known for its active student environment and the university college is also known for the top study programmes in media and journalism, as well as long traditions for teacher training.
New international students should have received an e-mail with a link to an online form. Complete this online form to inform us of your date of arrival and arrange for transport from the airport/bus station to the student apartments.
If you are going to stay in one of Sivolda`s student rooms or appartements, you can borrow cutleries and linen from Pangaia. Again, you indicate this in the online form. Please contact the International Office for help and information
Pangaia – the international meeting point at Volda University College, will arrange different events in the first weeks of the semester, and is also working together with the Buddy programme to help international students to settle in.
Sivolda is the short name of Studentsamskipnaden in Volda. Sivolda is a service- and welfare organisation for all the students in Volda, and are working to give every student a safe and effective study situation.
Do you have dyslexia, a chronic illness, mental health issues or other diagnoses?
If this can affect your studies, we will do our best to offer special arrangements. We cannot modify the academic requirements, but we can look for sensible solutions.
Student adviser Ingunn Teigen Blindheim is the person to contact with regard to special needs arrangements.
Download the app Mazemap. The app will help you find buildings and rooms on Campus.
Traveling to and from Volda is easy. There are several ways to get here, depending on time, budget and your preferred transport method.
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Student Service Office
Stop by during opening hours:
- Monday, from 9.30 am - 3.00 pm
- Tuesday to Friday: 9.00 am - 3.00 pm
- +47 70 07 50 18 | email@example.com
Visit the Student Service Office in Berte Kanutte (BK), ground floor
- Monday - Friday, 8.00 am - 3.30 pm
- E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Phone: +47 70 07 54 00
IT-support is located in Berte Kanutte (BK), ground floor, next to the cafeteria.