Student Information Centre (SiT)
Welfare and the social and political life
Student Information Centre
What kind of student facilities and accommodation are offered?
University Foundation for Student Life in Ås (SiÅs)
What about the student life and social life?
All students in Norway must pay a semester fee to a student union. When studying at UMB, you must pay NOK 340 to the University Foundation for Student Life in Ås. This includes NOK 20 to the Norwegian Students and Academics International Assistance Fund (SAIH).
The university Foundation for Student Life in Ås is in charge of the student accommodation, sports centre, book shop, print shop, restaurant and cafeterias, nursery, kiosk and booking of meeting and function rooms. UKA i Ås
"UKA i Ås" is the largest cultural arrangement south east of Oslo. The programme is organised by 300 volunteer students. Concerts with great international names and the UKA Revy together with a wide variety of other arrangements are offered to the public every other year. Next UKA will be offered in 2012,Studentsamfunnet in Ås
The student community at UMB consists of 60-70 different clubs and societies that both alone and together offer most students unique social activities with many challenges. Studentsamfunnet in Ås is the oldest and most powerful society. Studentsamfunnet owns the building that brings most of the social activities together. The Student Board
The Student Board (NSU Ås) deals with everything that concerns student democracy, including the daily contact with SiÅs and contact with the different student representatives in various boards, assemblies and committees. The Student Board is the administrative head of the Student Parliament, but it is the Student Parliament that runs the work for the Student Board. The Student Committee consists of elected representatives from each department + elected members of the Student Board. The highest body in the student democracy is the general assembly (Allmøtet). Here, all students have meeting and voting right. Elections to the University Board
take place here. Representatives to the Student Board are elected at the general assembly, which is held each autumn and spring. The representatives to the University College Board are also elected here. At the department general assemblies, student representatives on department level are elected. All students have meeting and voting rights on their department’s general assemblies. International Student Union-UMB (ISU)
The International Student Union of Norway is an organization composed of international students who attend various universities and university-colleges throughout Norway and have particular interest in student politics and international student rights. ISU is a democratic, non-profit, non-religious, anti-racist, and non-partisan organization, which seeks to serve and promote the social, political and academic interests of foreign students who are studying in Norway. Membership with ISU is free and open to all international students in Norway. Elections for the executive board are held once a year and all international students have the right to run for office and vote.
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