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Enrolment Instructions

Resident Courses

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Online Course Enrolment Instructions

Prospective Students

If you are interested in attending a course at the NSO, please use the Points of Contact page.

For more course administrative information please review the page Student Information.

For detailed information about transportation please review the page Transportation.


Course Tuition

Tuition fee for courses is EUR 450.00 per student week. Ten week courses are EUR 3,300.00 for the complete course.

The following credit cards are accepted for payment of tuition fees:

  • Euro Card
  • Visa Card
  • Master Card
  • American Express Card
  • EC Cash Card

Payment options are either prepayment on a quarterly basis or cheque/cash or credit card payment during inprocessing/course attendance.

A. Nations/Headquarters may prepay on a quarterly basis for all allocations that end in a quarter. This method can be arranged through direct co-ordination with the NSO Budget & Finance office.

B. All other students must pay by cheque/cash or by credit cards listed above in EURO only. Tuition fees are collected in the Student Administration office during inprocessing:

Sunday 15:00 to 21:00 hrs

A receipt for the amount of the tuition fee will be provided to use for travel voucher submissions.

Payment methods for US personnel

For US activities/personnel who cannot use their government issued travel card (or pay with other methods described above), the following procedures may be used for effecting payment:

  • Prepare, with all pertinent info, a public voucher for purchases and services (SF 1034);
  • NSO will provide, upon request, a pre-payment invoice;
  • SF 1034, pre-payment invoice, a GFEBS obligation entry, should be sent to the DFAS Europe or the Benelux Finance Office. Disbursement will then be made via EFT to NSO.

Information for Nation POCs

Timetable of course bidding process

February Course calendar for the following year finalised and course bidding letter sent to POC
1 June All course bids to be with the NSO
Mid June Primary Allocation Working Group (PAWG) held at the NSO to review bids and allocate seats
September Primary allocation notified to POC

Prioritisation of bid for oversubscribed courses

1 When the course is requested to support a NATO operation.
2 NRF: When the course is requested to support the NRF rotation cycle.
3 Job description: To fulfill the requirements for a NATO post.
4 Routine: Desired for professional development.

NATO priority allocation system used.

Additional seats requests

A Once primary allocations are notified POC may request additional seats or return any unwanted seats.
B When courses are full, seats will be added to a waiting list and reallocated to agencies as per NATO priorities (1-4) if/when seats are returned.
C Seat requests will not be accepted unless a valid finance agreement has been submitted.

To allocate courses, please review the Bid and Allocation Procedures as part of the  ACT DIR 75-1 of 22 May 2009.


eLearning Courses

eLearning activities support the NSO resident courses and offer an additional mean to prepare and review content.

Online Courses

In order to access online courses on JADL LMS (Joint Advanced Distributed Learning Management Systems) you need to register first.

 NATO ACT LMS

Please follow the ACT LMS link and click on "New Account Registration" to fill out the form. You have to use an official email address in order to register. For registration they request a sponsor name (use your Course Director name). Once you have registered, an automated email with your password and username will be sent to you. Please allow the administrators 48hrs to approve your request (during the weekend it can take up to 72hrs).

Once your account is approved, you can login and select from the horizontal menu "courses". You will find different categories with online courses. Please select "NATO School Courses", to see the set of courses we specially developed for NATO School pre-learning purposes. All our courses are free to join.

NATO School Members Portal

Access your course content in only 3 steps:

Step 1    

Please click on the following link to access the NSO portal:  https://globalnetplatform.org/nso/

Step 2    

In your email inbox, provided to the NATO School Student Admin (Joining Report) you should have an email from the NATO School Members Portal (GlobalNET) with login instructions. If you do not receive this email by Friday during your resident class at NATO School please contact ADL Support Team via email provided below.

Step 3    

After login select [My Groups] from upper right corner, to get the list of all class groups you’re attending or have attended. Click on the group title of your course iteration (e.g. M5-32-C-14) and when in the group area, look for [Resources] link on the left vertical menu. In [Resources] you will see the course content (files) and you can download these.