Last updated: September 1st 2021:

Education in Oslo: 

As per The Norwegian Government´s reopening plan, we are currently in step three. This means that we will strive to have as much of a normal beginning of back to school as possible. Our plan A is to facilitate regular physical teaching in Oslo. If Plan B, with requirements of social distancing and digital lessons, becomes necessary due to changes in the recommendations from the government, this will be carried out by each institute. 

Education in Bergen: 

Recent high infection rates in Bergen have unfortunately led the City Council to introduce a temporary local regulation. This means that we will follow the rules regarding social distancing. Facemasks must also be worn when there is a risk of not being able to keep at least one metre distance from people who are not members of your own household. 

Working from home 

Anyone who can, should work from home and/or have flexible working hours. Student-facing functions and other necessary business operations will be manned on Campus. 

It is of the utmost importance that all of our students and employees follow the recommended infection control measures. When you visit campus make sure that: 

You are free of any covid 19-symptoms 

You practice regular handwashing to ensure good hygiene 
You practice social distancing. This requirement can be dismissed if you are fully vaccinated. 

Please see our guidelines for infection protection when visiting the campus. 

Into Campus 

In August, all new students from Kristiania University College and Fagskolen Kristiania gather for Into Campus, an unforgettable orientation week consisting in everything from concerts to stand-up shows, boat trips, sporting events and interesting lectures.  

Into Campus infection control: 

A COVID-19 green pass will be required to participate in any Into Campus activities. If you are not vaccinated (and thus lack a covid-19 green pass), you will be required to take a corona speed test showing a negative result before entering the event at Youngstorget. Your test result will be registered at HelseNorge and is valid for 24 hours. 
 
Antibacterial soap will be placed throughout the locations of the events. 

Kristiania University College and Fagskolen Kristiania continues to follow the government infection control regulations. We will update this information with current restrictions/advice after the announced press conference later this month. 

In order to allow more physical teaching at universities and university colleges, the Norwegian Government is introducing increased use of regular testing and registration of people present in order to simplify contact tracing. We encourage everyone who visits our Oslo Campus to pick up the free corona-testing kits found at the following receptions:

  • Kvadraturen: Kirkegata 24 og Prinsens gate 7-9
  • Fjerdingen: Christian Krohgs gate 32
  • Vulkan: Vulkan 19
  • Fagskolen: Rosenkrantz gate 16
  • Institutt Dansehøyskolen: Borggata 7
  • Institutt Musikkteater: Trondheimsveien 137

It is of the utmost importance that all of our students and employees follow the recommended infection control measures. When you visit campus make sure that:

  • You are free of any covid 19-symptoms
  • You use a protective mouth cover when moving around
  • You practice regular handwashing to ensure good hygiene
  • You practice social distancing (keep a minimum of 1 meter distance)

Please see our guidelines for infection protection when visiting the campus.

A maximum of 20 participants at private indoor events will be allowed. The limit outdoors is 30 people. This includes student graduations.

Anyone who can should work from home and/or have flexible working hours. Student-facing functions and other necessary business operations will be manned on Campus.

A dedicated crisis staff

Kristiania University College and Kristiania Professional College gathered a crisis staff as early as February 27th,  with representatives from administration, HR, the rectorate, the department for student follow-up and the marketing and communication department. This crisis team monitors the development of the situation closely and facilitates to follow the authorities' advice in connection with the coronavirus.

Encourages use of face masks

We encourage the use of face masks on campus in situations where it is perceived as difficult to keep one meter distance, such as on the way in or out of lectures.

The authorities also recommend the use of face masks on public transport in Oslo, because situations may arise when traveling to and from work and school where it's hard to keep distance from others. Therefore, disposable face masks or washable cloth face masks are recommended.

Read more about correct use at Helsenorge.no 

Kristiania University College has ordered washable face masks which we expect to receive shortly. Already on Monday 17th of August we have a number of disposable mouthpieces for distribution at the reception.

We emphasize that face masks do not replace other measures, and that the most important thing is to keep one meter distance to others. Also remember to continue to be good at washing hands and taking care of each other.

Information about exchanges and study trips in the autumn semester 2020

Kristiania University College has decided to follow UHR's recommendation to cancel exchanges to and from all countries for the autumn semester 2020, as well as shorter international student mobility, such as study trips abroad.

This is due to the fact that the Ministry of Foreign Affairs advises against all travel that is not strictly necessary. In addition, it is currently impossible to obtain a visa in most countries.

Traveling on an exchange involves a lot of financial expenses, and we therefore want to be out early with this information. This is to ensure that those concerned know this before they commit to agreements on housing, school fees, insurance and the like. Unfortunately, it is not possible to change the destination for the exchange semester at the moment, and you will instead be set up to follow the autumn semester at Kristiania University College. 

Those who have applied for an exchange in Europe, we ask to complete the exchange application, but wait for the purchase of airline tickets. You are also advised against committing to a contract for housing and the like. Within Europe, it is easier to be flexible, in addition to the fact that the semesters often start later, so no final decision has been made here. Developments are closely monitored and more information will come as soon as it is available.

Guidelines for Infection protection when visiting the campus

To reduce the risk of covid-19 at Kristiania's premises, strict infection control routines have been established. All students, staff and visitors must familiarize themselves with these routines before they gain access to our premises. This information is also available at the reception during visits. 

Download the infection control form here:

Infection control when accessing campus.pdf

Contact information 

Exchange students and their relatives: 
Please contact the Department of Research Administration and Internationalisation: 
Janne Olsen: JanneKristin.Olsen@kristiania.no 

Students who suspect they are infected, or are ordered to stay home in a quarantine: 
Please contact the Department for Student Follow-up: 
Stine Karlsen: stine.karlsen@kristiania.no 

Students who are worried and need someone to talk to: 
Please contact the Department for Student Follow-up: 
Tevje Akerø: tevjejohanasli.akero@kristiania.no 

Employees: 
Please contact the HR Department: 
Anders Aas: Anders.Aas@kristiania.no 

Media contact: 
The Department of Marketing and Communications 
Stein-Oddvar Evensen: SteinOddvar.Evensen@kristiania.no 

Leader crisis staff:
Operations- and Security Manager:
Pål Værås: pal.waeraas@kristiania.no

Other contact information

The Norwegian Directorate of Health has established a «corona hotline» to relieve medical emergency and other parts of the health service. The number is 815 55 015.

People are asked to please read information online before calling this  number.

People who think they may be infected with the corona virus should call their general practitioner, or emergency room at 116 117.

It is highly important that people, who think they may be infected, stay home and make contact by phone. Do not show up at the doctor or in the emergency room sick.

Sikresiden.no (On the Safe Side) is a webapp that provides you with user-friendly training and advice on what you should do in emergency situations. However, you must always assess the situation yourself to decide what is the best thing to do in each individual case. The app is specially adapted to students and staff at universities and university colleges, among other things, by making the local emergency number at their institutions easily available. The information is available in Norwegian and English.