Coronavirus vaccination

All international students can get the Coronavirus vaccination if they want to. 

The Coronavirus vaccination recommends a 1st, 2nd and the booster dose. Getting these doses is free in Norway. Detailed information about the coronavirus immunisation programme can be found on the NIPH's webpage (external link). It also provides information on the minimum interval between the 1st and 2nd dose, and the booster dose - including the minimum interval when you have had a COVID infection.

Is it required to be vaccinated to study at INN University?

This depends on what you are studying. Some degrees have requirements for students who are assigned internships in the health sectors, or similar. But vaccination is not needed in general to be a student at INN University. If it is required, you will be informed. 

However, your home institution may require you to be vaccinated to go on exchange. Transits through countries may require a COVID certificate. Check what your home institution's requirements and transit requirements are. 

How to get the vaccine in Norway

Contact the International Coordinator at your campus of study. They will provide you with information on how and when you can get the vaccine. In some instances, you may be required to sign up directly with the municipality/others. The type of vaccines that are currently used is Pfizer (Comirnaty), Moderna (Spikevax) and Nuvaxovid (Novavax). 

Be aware that you must bring the following to the appointment (additional documents may be required):

  • Proof of valid identification (preferably a passport).
  • Proof of previous vaccination.
    • This proof (which could be your COVID-pass/certificate) needs to contain the date(s) of your vaccine(s) and/or proof of COVID infection.
Last modified May 20, 2022 11:41 AM