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Guide for new students

Step by step guide to registration for new students.

New students at The University of Stavanger

This guide is intended for students who have applied locally. If you have applied as an international student, please go to our practical information web page.

Step 1: Activate IT-user account

After having accepted your offer of a study place at UiS, you will be able to activate your user account from August 1. You will receive an e-mail when your account can be activated.

Through your account, you can access Canvas (online learning platform), e-mail, wi-fi, student computers and StudentWeb.

Activate your IT-user

Step 2: StudentWeb: online registration

All students must register and verify their education plan each semester.

Log in to Studentweb with your IT-user account to register.

For the autumn semester the deadline for registration is September 1 and for the spring semester the deadline is February 1.

If you fail to register within the deadline, you will lose your study rights at UiS.

Step 3: Studentweb: Pay the semester fee

All students must pay the semester fee each semester within the deadline: Septemer 1 (autumn semester) and February 1 (spring semester). 

In Studentweb, go to 'Payments' to create an invoice for the semester fee.

If you fail to pay the semester fee within the deadlne, you will lose your study rights at UiS.

Step 4: Semester receipt

There are two options for getting your semester receipt:

  • use the app 'Studentbevis' to download your receipt
  • order a paper copy through Studentweb (go to 'Orders')

Student discounts will require presentation of a valid receipt.

Step 5: Student card

You can get a student card after having registered and paid the semester fee. Student card are issued at the Student reception in Arne Rettedals hus

Step 6: Access to Canvas

The day after you have registered in StudentWeb, you will get access to Canvas. 

Step 7: Timetables

Here you'll find timetable for your study programme.

Additional needs

Deadline for applying for special adjustments due to additional needs is September 1 (autumn semster) and February 1 (spring semester).

Student loan / grants

Please visit for information regarding student grant/loan in Norway.


You can search for available student accomodation at SiS Bolig (The student welfare organisation). You could also try the private market at or