Student costs, IDs and banking

You've been admitted to NTNU, and your study plan is determined. Now comes the next step -- establishing yourself financially as a student in Norway.

It's true: Norway is expensive. If you have been admitted to NTNU and you are an international student, most likely you have had to demonstrate to the Norwegian government that you have enough money available to support yourself during an academic year (in 2011-2012, this amount was NOK 90800). 

What follows is a brief description of money-related matters -- from expected student expenses to what you need to do to establish yourself financially in Norway and Trondheim.