Welcome to FIUC!
We at FIUC are pleased that you have chosen to study here and we hope that your time here will be good. Here is what to do once you have been admitted and have accepted the study place:
Please read and carefully follow the instructions in the Study Guide.
Register a Feide account, which you use to log onto our different systems.
- Go to Studentweb and log in via the ID-port. Let us know if you are not able to do this.
- Go to Documents (Dokumenter?). There you will find a letter containing PIN-numbers.
- Go to Activate/reset password Feide and follow the instructions for students. Wait an hour. Now you can try to log in to StudentWeb with your student number and password, via Feide.
Log in to StudentWeb and follow instructions for semester registration until you receive an e-mail with confirmation that you are registered.
Find the invoice on StudentWeb and pay this. You shall pay both the student fee and the semester fee. If you need an invoice for reduced student fee, send an e-mail to email@example.com and ask that we make it for you.
Once the studies have started, you will find relevant information in Canvas.
To get the most out uf your studies, it is important to read through the web pages and the course page called Student Information in Canvas, in addition to the programme description for your study programme and the information for each of the courses in Canvas.
You also find information about your rights and duties as a student in the following laws and regulations, and you ought to read these:
- Act relating to Universities and University Colleges
- Forskrift om godskriving og fritak av høyere utdanning (in Norwegian)
- Regulations for Admissions, Studies and Examinations at Fjellhaug International University Colleges (not yet published in English).
Schedules are found on a separate web page, please find your study program/year under "Classes":
BMM = Bible Ministry and Mission, one year programme
BBMM = Bachelor Bible, Ministry and Mission
The autumn semester 2021 starts at Sinsenveien 15B Thursday August 12th at 9:00am. You can log in to Canvas and find your courses for this semester and find the student information. The first week of the semester the Student Council organises an orientation week/buddy week with the necessary measures for preventing infection (COVID-19).
Schedules for the first two weeks:
- Deadline for registering for ordinary examination: 1 February (spring) and 25 August (autumn); 15 September (autumn) for new students
- Deadline for registering for new/postponed exam: 1 February (spring) and 1 September (autumn)
- Deadline for withdrawing from examination: 7 days before the time of the exam. You can withdraw from assessment via Studentweb
- Deadline for announcement of grades: 3 weeks after the exam/deadline for submission, 6 weeks for Master's Thesis. For exams for which the deadline for announcement of grades is between 1 July and start of autumn semester, another 4 weeks are added to the original deadline. Deadlines for announcement of grades are available in Studentweb.
- Students with legitimate absence have the right to a re-scheduled exam. Legitimate absence is illness or other documented, compelling reasons. The Director decides whether the absence can be approved as legitimate.
- Students that have not achieved a pass grade have the right to a new exam.
- Students that were present at the exam, but chose to withdraw after the start of examination/submitted a blank answer, have the right to a new or re-scheduled exam.
- Open an internet browser of your choice (Chrome, Firefox, Opera, Edge etc.) and go to fih.inspera.no.
- Log in with your Feide user. Du must have an active Feide user account to sit for a digital exam. If you do not have a Feide user, contact the administration before continuing.
- You will now see your Inspera front page, with your name and three tabs: My tests, Archive and Demo tests. Click on Demo tests.
- You will now see a test called "Demo exam [the relevant semester]". Note the password written in parentheses in the headline. Click on Click here to get ready.
- If you already have installed Safe Exam Browser, you can click on Open test in Safe Exam Browser. Enter the password for the exam. If you have not installed Safe Exam Browser, click on Download at the bottom of the page. Follow the installation instructions.
- If you open the test and get the error message "You are running an unsupported version of Safe Exam Browser. Please install the supported version from the exam ticket", you have an older version of Safe Exam Browser. Exit the exam and install the latest version of Safe Exam Browser (see step 5).
- When the demo exam appear as normal, you can test the word processor/text tool as much as you want. You will not be able to use other applications on your computer before you have submitted the exam.
- Recognition of a course as a full or partial substitute for an obligatory course: The course’s content and scope must correspond to the course or the part of the course from which you apply for exemption, or it must be considered a fitting substitute.
- Recognition of a course as an elective course: The course must be within your study’s area of subject. The course’s content may not overlap with obligatory courses in the study.
- Recognition of a course as a free course in the degree: This only applies to studies where the education plan allows free courses. The course’s content may not overlap with obligatory courses in the education plan. In principle, all courses may be recognised, but we recommend that the courses constitute a unified subject unit, such as a one-year programme.
- Exemption from a course requirement in a course: The course must have a course requirement and you must have completed or plan to complete corresponding activities. You must be able to document requirements that are already completed.
- Access to bilingual dictionary
- Access to a computer during the exam
- Extended exam time
- Access to syllabus literature as audio through Norsk lyd- og blindeskriftsbibliotek.
- Norsk lyd- og blindeskriftsbibliotek (access to syllabus literature as audio for those with visual impairment, dyslexia, or other reading disabilities)
- Audun Moe Holm, leader (elected for one year autumn of 2020)
- Ingvild Neema Jåtun (elected for one year autumn of 2020)
- Robert Mikalsen (elected for one year autumn of 2020)
- Biniam Badassa Sima (elected for one year autumn of 2020)
- Charles Juma (elected for one year autumn of 2020)
- Gladys Cabalde, substitute (elected for one year autumn of 2020)
Below are the most important dates you need to remember. You also need to read all the information published in Canvas, both on the course pages and in Student information, in addition to programme descriptions and relevant laws and regulations.
Autumn semester 2021
10–18 August (week 32–33)
Semester start/orientation week
Deadline for semester registration for existing students
Deadline for paying the semester fee
Deadline for registering for new and postponed exam in courses that had ordinary examination spring 2021
Deadline for paying the semester fee
New and postponed exams
Within 20 September
Deadline for election of students for various positions
Deadline for registering elective courses with process oriented assessment spring of 2021
29 November–22 December (week 48–51)
Deadline for submission of master's thesis
22 December (week 51)
End of semester
Spring semester 2022
10 January (week 2)
Start of semester/first day of teaching
Deadline for paying semester fee and student fee
Deadline for semester registering for new and existing students
Deadline for registering for new and postponed exams in courses that had ordinary examination autumn 2021
Deadline for registering for ordinary examination
New and postponed exams
Deadline for applying to studies through Samordna opptak with early admission or special considerations, for applicants who have taken their upper secondary education abroad (outside the Nordic countries) or for applicants with prior learning or work experience
Easter holiday, teaching begins Tuesday after Easter
Deadline for applying to studies through Samordna opptak
Deadline for studies with local admission for applicants who have taken their upper secondary education outside the Nordic countries or for applicants for studies at master level with a basis for admission other than bachelor’s degree/cand. mag. degree
Deadline for submission of master’s thesis
9 May-3 June (week 18-21)
Deadline for registering for elective courses with process oriented assessment autumn of 2022
3 June (week 22)
End of semester
Last deadline for submission of master’s thesis
Deadline for applying for local admission to studies on master’s level on the basis of bachelor’s degree/cand. mag. degree. Ordinary deadline for studies at FIUC-AAR and FIUC-CPH
Below are some frequenly asked questions regarding exams and assessment. If you have further questions, send these to firstname.lastname@example.org.
How to I register for examination/assessment?
You are automatically registered for examination when you confirm your education plan in Studentweb. In courses with alternative forms of assessment, you are registered for the default assessment form, which normally is process oriented assessment. You can see which exams you are registered for in Studentweb under "My active courses". Here you also can see the date/deadline for the examination (exam or assignment), change the assessment form (until the deadline for semester registration), or withdraw from the course.
Where can I find my candidate number?
All students who submit home examinations, written assignments or theses shall write their candidate number on the paper/answer. NOTE: The candidate number is NOT the same as the student number. You get a new candidate number for each examination/submission. The candidate number is available on Studentweb once the deadline for withdrawing has passed, c. 1 week before the examination/date of submission. If you cannot find the candidate number on Studentweb, contact the study administration at email@example.com.
The candidate number shall be written on all pages of answer/paper, including the front page, on all submissions that shall receive a grade. Answers/papers marked with name, personal ID number/login ID or student number will normally not be assessed.
Drafts and similar that are submitted on Canvas during the semester shall normally not have candidate number.
For digital written exams on campus, your candidate number is automatically registered, so you do not have to check or write it.
What are the deadlines?
I did not pass my exam/assessment. What do I do?
The following students have the right to a new/re-scheduled exam, in accordance with Regulations for Admissions, Studies and Examinations at Fjellhaug International University Colleges Section 6-2:
I henhold til Forskrift om opptak, eksamen og studier ved Fjellhaug Internasjonale Høgskole § 6-2 har følgende studenter rett på ny or utsatt eksamen:
Students that have the right to a new/postponed exam must register for this within the deadline (1 September/1 February).
How do I ask for an explanation for the grade or file an appeal?
Once the examination results are announced in Studentweb, you have 1 week to ask for an explanation for the grade, cf. the Act relating to Universities and University Colleges Act Section 5-3 (1). For oral or practical exams, you must ask for an explanation immediately after the announcement, verbally/in person. For other exams, quieries shall be made by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. You will receive the explanation either directly from the examiner or via the administration. The examiner can give the explanation in writing or verbally, by their own choice, and normally within 2 weeks, cf. the Universities and University Colleges Act Section 5-3 (1).
If you believe you have received the wrong grade, you can appeal the examination grade by sending an e-mail to email@example.com. The deadline for appealing is 3 weeks after the announcement of grades. If you have asked for an explanation for the original grade, the deadline is 3 weeks after you have received the explanation. Your examination answer will then be reassessed by at least two new examiners, at least one of which is external. The new examiners shall not have any information regarding the grade, the explanation or the student's reason for appealing. Changes may be done both to the student's advatage and disadvantage. The result after reassessment is final. If the result of the reassessment is two grades above or below the original grade, a third and final reassessment will be conducted.
Ordinary time of case processing is 3 weeks after the deadline for filing an appeal. Appeals filed in June and July will be normally be processed after the summer holidays. Appeals filed in December will normally be processed after the Christmas holidays. For oral or practical exams, practical training or other forms of assessment which cannot be reassessed, you may only file appeals regarding procedural errors, not grades.
How do I complain of procedural errors in connection with examination?
If you believe procedural errors have been made in connection with your exam, you can file a written complaint to Fjellhaug International University College, Sinsenveien 15, 0572 Oslo, in accordance with the regulations in Act relating to Univeristies and University Colleges, Section 5-2. The complaint is processed by the Board at FIUC or the Board's Appeals Committee. If the complaint is upheld, the Board or the Board's Appeals Committee may decide that the examination shall be reassessed, or that a new exam or test shall be arranged.
Can I change the form of the assessment?
In many courses, it is possible to choose between two forms of assessment: written exam (without obligatory teaching) or process oriented assessment (home examination with obligatory teaching and possibly other work requirements). Most students are registered for process oriented assessment in all courses where that is an option.
You can change the assessment form at Studentweb under My active courses until the deadline for semester registration (25 August/1 February). After the deadline, you must contact the administration to change the form of assessment.
If you have chosen process oriented assessment and you exceed the limit for maximum absence or have failed to meet other work requirements, your assessment form will automatically be changed to written examination. This is regardless of your reasons for absence. In such cases, you will receive a notification from the administration informing you that you have been registered for the alternative form of assessment.
Can I change the location of the examination?
In special cases, students who are not able to be present at FIUC for an examination (e.g. due to student exchange or other compelling reasons), may apply to sit the exam at another location/institution. The deadline for applying is 4 weeks before the exam. For such arrangements, it is necessary that the external place of the examination is able to arrange the exam on the same day and at the same time as the exam at FIUC. The contact person on the place of the examination and invigilators must not be biased towards you, cf. the Public Administration Act, Section 6. Students at FIUC who are sitting for an exam externally must pay an administration fee to FIUC of 500 NOK. In addition, the external place of the examination can impose fees on the student.
Students who are on student exchange arranged by FIUC does not have to pay the fee if they can document a legitimate absence from sitting an ordinary examination at FIUC.
If the examination is held on the American continent, the exam will normally be arranged on the same date as the ordinary exam, starting 9:00 am local time. Other arrangements may be necessary if several students in different time zones are sitting for exams externally. Application for adapted time of examination is filed along with the application for external examingation. Contact the administration for application form.
Exaternal students who wish to sit an examination at FIUC must pay an administration fee of 600 NOK. If FIUC is not arranging other examinations on the day in question, the student must also cover expenses related to the hiring of invigilators (110 NOK per hour of examination). Conditions may change if our capacity is limited.
How do I install Safe Exam Browser? (relevant only for written exams on campus)
All who wish to sit for a digital written exam on campus must have Safe Exam Browser installed on their computer. It is also important that the version is updated, so if you installed Safe Exam Browser a previous semester, make sure that you have the latest update.
To make sure that Safe Exam Browser is updated and correctly installed, all who wish to sit a digital written exam must follow the instructions below and do a demo exam. You can do the demo as many times as you want, and no answers are saved or read.
To do the demo exam, use the computer you will use for the actual exam and do the following steps:
IMPORTANT INFO about exams spring semester 2021: Due to Covid-19 (Coronavirus), all written exams this semester are arranged as digital home exams, with an extended duration of one hour. The date and time of the exams remain unchanged (see calendar below).
Below is the exam calendar for FIUC the current semester. You will find more information (time and place of the exam, candidate number etc.) about the courses you are registered for in Studentweb.
The calendar shows courses and dates. For courses where you can choose between two forms of assessment (written exam v. process oriented assessment), both assessments fall on the same date. Note that some courses have a two-part assessment, and that the parts fall on different dates.
Exam dates for elective courses on 600-, 1500-, and 2500-level are set after 1 February (spring) and 25 August (autumn). If the course is not listed after these dates, the course is not offered this semester.
Information about study and semester fees can be found under the information of each of the study programmes. In addition comes expenses related to syllabus literature and a personal computer if necessary. Other fees are as follows:
|New and re-scheduled exam||0 NOK||Free if you failed to achieve a pass grade, if you withdrew at the exam or have a legitimate absence for the last ordinary examination in the course|
|Exam in the period of new and re-scheduled exam||500 NOK||Exam fee if you were absent from the exam and/or does not meet the criteria above (fail grade, withdrawal or legitimate absence)|
|Diploma (first printing)||0 NOK||Free|
|External exam for students at FIUC||500 NOK||If you wish to sit the exam at another location/institution than FIUC. In addition, further expenses related to invigilation and venues at the new location may arise.|
|External exam at FIUC for external students||600 NOK||In addition comes expenses related to the hiring of invigilators (110 NOK/hour)|
If you are a student at FIUC and are considering going on student exchange, you have different opportunities, depending on how long you have studied, what your interests are, where you would like to go and how long you wish to be away.
FIUC has an exchange agreement with All Nations Christians College north of London, England, and Freie Theologische Hochschule (FTH), Gieβen, Germany. If you are interested in other locations or schools, we will help you with both finding schools and navigating the application process.
When you are going on exchange, there are also some preparations you need to make, including applying for prior recognition for the courses you wish to take abroad and applying for financial support from Lånekassen.
Contact the internationalisation coordinator early in the process to find out whether student exchange is something you would be interested in, to discover your options and to get guidance about what you need to do in order to be ready in time for the stay abroad.
Autumn of 2015, FIUC was granted ERASMUS Charter. This means that students travelling to another institution that also has ERASMUS+ get financial support and many other benefits during the stay. See utdanningiverden and ANSA for more information about the ERASMUS+ programme.
Our ERASMUS Policy Statement for the period 2014–2020 is found here (the website is in English).
You can also find more information about the transfer of credits from education institutions abroad here (in English).
As the school’s work on the ERASMUS+ agreement develops, information will be made available here. Contact the student adviser for a conversation about a stay abroad.
Lånekassen offers financial support for those who wish to take parts of their education abroad. See more information on Lånekassen’s website. If you choose an education that grants the right to support and where the language of teaching is not English, you may also be entitled to a grant from Lånekassen for an introductory language course.
If you need facilitation due to disability, you may still have to opportunity to participate in internationalisation, including student exchange. Contact the internationalisation coordinator/student adviser at firstname.lastname@example.org for a conversation about the different possibilities and support arrangements.
Contact Information: Student Exchange and Internationalisation
For inquiries regarding student exchange and internationalisation, please contact the internationalisation coordinator. You may also consult our page on ECTS credit allocation and credit transfer.
FIUC offers a studentombud in cooperation with Høyskolen Kristiania, NLA Høgskole, Høgskolen i Molde, Dronning Mauds Minne Høgskole and VID.
The Studentombud is Marit Elizabeth Sand Solvik and has her office at Høyskolen Kristiania.
Cell phone: (+47) 982 89 226
Send sms or leave a message in the answer machine if the call is not answered, the Studentombud will contact you within two working days.
The Studentombud’s office is located in Kirkegata 20, near the corner of Kirkegata and Prinsengate, 4th floor (5. etasje). Make an appointment beforehand.
If you have completed higher education at another institution, you may apply for recognition of this education so that it may be included as a part of your study at FIUC. Based on a such recognition, you may receive a full or partial exemption from obligatory courses sin your education plan. External education may also be transferred as elective courses or as free courses if your education plan allows it, and you may apply for exemption from course requirements in single courses.
You may apply for:
Credit transfer is given to a single study programme, and courses that are recognised within one study programme may not necessarily be recognised for transfer for the same course in another study programme. If you wish to apply for transfer to another study programme after having been granted credit transfer, you should contact the student adviser to clarify whether you need to apply for credit transfer again.
If you already are a student, are considering studying at other institutions and wish to use such credits as part of your degree at FIUC, you may apply for prior recognition. You can use the application form below also in such cases. If you have been granted a prior recognition, you must remember also to apply for a credit transfer once you have completed the studies at the other institution.
You apply for credit transfer via StudentWeb.
Education from institution abroad
Education from institutions abroad may also be transferred. The education must be on the same level as the education from which you apply for exemption and must be accredited by approved accreditation body. Note that for some countries, first-year courses on bachelor level may not be transferred. For example, this applies for the USA. Contact the student adviser if you are not sure whether your courses may be granted recognition.
Prior learning and work experience
Prior learning and work experience may also serve as basis for credit transfer or exemption from course requirements. If you have any questions regarding this or wish to apply for credit transfer on the basis of prior learning and work experience, contact us for advice and guidance.
If you need special facilitation for your studies, you should contact the student adviser as early as possible, preferably in good time before start of studies. Facilitation during the time of studies may be necessary for different reasons. It may be related to pregnancy, illness (short-term or long-term), injury, or different disabilities, such as visual impairment, hearing impairment, or dyslexia. We can help you by making special examination arrangements and otherwise make facilitations when needed during your studies as long as it is possible. Be aware that you must apply for special examination arrangements at least two weeks before the exam. The need must be documented with a medical certificate or certificate from other experts. The certificate must specify what special arrangement or alternative assessment form is needed.
What kind of facilitation may be granted?
The list is not exhaustive and will be updated. Applications are treated individually, and it is possible to apply for other facilitations that those mentioned here.
If you have another first language than Norwegian:
If you are dyslexic:
Laws and regulations
Rights relating to special examination arrangements: Act relating to Universities and University Colleges section 4-3, subsection 5, and Regulations for Admission, Studies and Examinations section 6-13.
The Student Council (SC) at Fjellhaug International University College (FIUC) is the student's elected body whose purpose is to maintain student interests in academic, social pedagogical and welfare areas. It represents the students at FIUC to the institution and outward. SC is the natural link between the institution and the different student groups. They are responsible for taking care of issues and problems that individual students presents, and if necessary take cases further. SC prepares cases, has contact with the administrations, the academic management and other necessary contacts. SC consists of elected representatives from the different study programmes and years. The Student Council for the year 2020/2021 consists of the following representatives:
The Student Council's e-mail: email@example.com
Fjellhaug International University College is connected to Studentsamskipnaden i Oslo og Akershus (SiO). SiO offer services that shall contribute to simplify everyday life for students. SiO offers student housing, training facilities with student prices, health services with general practitioner services especially for students, free therapists and student counsellors, free career guidance, and affordable kindergarten.
As a student at FIUC, you may make use of these services after having payed the semester fee.