This is SSN

Thu 16 Dec

SSN - contributing to the good student life.

The Students' welfare organisation

The Student Welfare Organisation in Southeast Norway (SSN) is the students' welfare organisation, providing student housing, cafeterias, kindergarten, sports centers, bookstores, health services and various student benefits.

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If you have paid your semester fee and are a student at the University of South-Eastern Norway (USN), Fagskolen i Viken, Kongsberg, Fagskolen i Vestfold and Telemark or Stavern Police College, you can use SSN's welfare benefits.

Watch our film "A good student life in Southeast Norway" on YouTube.

Partly financed by the semester fee

The semester fee helps to finance our services, which are:

  • Student housing on all of USN's eight campuses

  • Twelve eateries and a kiosk

  • SSN Health, offering free help from psychologists and therapists, and preventive mental health initiatives

  • Kindergarten at Notodden

  • Bookstores on Campus Vestfold, Kongsberg, Drammen and Ringerike

  • Sports centers on Campus Vestfold, Drammen and Ringerike

  • Health care expence refund

  • Financial support for student activities

  • Personal, financial advice and guidance

  • Financial and administrative support for student teams and associations

Semester fee = Valid student ID

The semester fee is a statutory fee for all students who register for the exam. It helps to cover the operation of the student organization and any expenses for copies and transcripts. Once the semester fee has been paid, your student ID is valid.

It is the educational institution you belong to, that collects and registers the payment of the semester fee. If you are having questions regarding payment, deadlines or need a confirmation of your payment and the registration of you as a student, please contact your campus, not SSN.

Deadlines for paying the semester fee:

  • 1 September for fall semester

  • 1 February for spring semester

A statutory organisation

The Student Welfare Organisation of Southeast Norway (SSN) is governed by the Student Welfare Organisation Act, saying that the student welfare organisation's responsibility is to provide welfare services to the students at educational institutions. 

The profits go back to the students

Everything SSN does, is for the students, and all profits are spent on improving services. The students are in majority in SSN's board, and the chairman of the board is also a student.

Read more about SSN's board here.