How to start a student organisation
A student association is a collaboration of students doing something on a volunteer basis. Are you a group of students with common interests or goals? Or do you have a commitment to a cause you want to work for on a voluntary basis? Do you want to improve the student environment in Bergen? These are all good reasons to start a new student organisation.
Before starting your own student organisation, take a look at StudentBergen to see if a similar organisation or association already exists.
Before you register your new student organisation…
Register the Student Organisation
In order to register an association, you must fill in the form entitled 'Coordinated register notification'. The form is submitted online in Altinn. Alternatively, you can use the paper form from The Brønnøysund Register Centre (in Norwegian only). It's important to register at the Brønnøysund Register Centre in order to get an organisation number, which allows you to open a bank account for your association.
Register for financial support from Kulturstyret
In order to apply for financial support from Kulturstyret, the student organisation need to be registered at Kulturstyret. Thereafter you can register for financial support by filling in the application at their website. The information is currently in Norwegian only, but you can also contact Kulturstyret by mail.
Apply for an account at StudentBergen
All student organisations in Bergen can apply for an account at StudentBergen. Once you get access, you can add and edit information about your organisation and upcoming events.