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New exchange / internship students

Congratulations! You have just received a Letter of Admission from the University of Stavanger. Please go through the check-list below before your arrival to Stavanger.

Check-list and deadlines

1. Accept or decline the study offer
2. Study permit
3. Information about accommodation in Stavanger
4. Information about the accommodation folder
5. Arrival to Stavanger
6. Join our Facebook group!
7. Register as a new student
8. Get Erasmus+ documents signed
9. Orientation / Information meeting dates
10. Presentation from the orientation / information meeting
11. Tuberculosis test


1. Accept or decline the study offer

  • Accept or decline the study offer in SøknadsWeb within the deadline given in your admission letter.

2. Study permit (visa)

EU/EEA citizens


Non-EU citizens

I. Apply for study permit / visa

Students from outside the EU/EEA must apply for a student permit / visa immediately after they have received their Admission letter from the University of Stavanger. (Due to the current COVID-19 situation in the Norway, it might not be possible at this time to apply for a student permit.) Application link: https://www.udi.no/en/want-to-apply/studies/

  • In order to be granted a study permit/visa to Norway as a non-EU student, UDI requires that you show documentation that you have enough money to live on while studying in Norway. Please check  II and III below for what you need to do.
  • Some students do not need a visa to visit Norway because they hold a passport from a country that Norway has a visa exemption agreement with. This also applies if you have a residence permit in an EU/EEA country or if you have a special passport. Check the UDI list of persons who do not need a visa to enter Norway to see which category applies to you.
  • How you document financing as an exchange student depends on your citizenship and student status. More information is found in II and III below.

II. Bilateral/Erasmus+ exchange student who does NOT need an entry visa.

  • You do NOT need to transfer money to a Norwegian bank account in order to document financing.
  • However, you may be asked to present other means of documentation; for instance documentation of student loan or scholarship or a bank statement from your home country. You do not need to upload extra documentation in Søknadsweb if not otherwise asked.
  • Please check if your Letter of Admission provides a confirmation from UiS that you have sufficient financial means to cover your period of studies in Norway before applying for your study permit (visa).
  • **(Due to the current COVID-19 situation in the Norway, it might not be possible at this time to apply for a student permit.)

III. Bilateral/Erasmus+ exchange student who DOES need an entry visa

  • You must present other means of documentation; for instance, documentation of student loan or scholarship or a bank statement from your home country. Please upload this document in Søknadsweb when applying.
  • NORPLUS students that are receiving a scholarship do not need to upload documentation to prove sufficent funds.
  • Please check if your Letter of Admission provides a confirmation from UiS that you have sufficient financial means to cover your period of studies in Norway before applying for your study permit (visa).
  • **(Due to the current COVID-19 situation in the Norway, it might not be possible at this time to apply for a student permit.)

 

3. Information about accommodation in Stavanger

In order to apply for student housing, you must use a code. This code will be provided to you during your application process. Do not apply for housing without this code. Your application may be deleted if you do not enter the code when applying. We recommend that you apply as soon as you receive your code. 

Due to the precarious housing situation in the Stavanger area we cannot guarantee housing.

Here is a video on how to apply.

Nursing students coming here on short term on practice placement, will apply in a different way. Information on how to apply will be sent to nursing students by e-mail.


4. Information about the accommodation folder

For those that have received accommodation from UiS or SiS it is very important that you read the below information carefully as it is your responsibility to pick up the accommodation folder at the correct location at the correct time when you arrive:

Those who have been assigned a student dormitory via SiS/UiS can collect a folder containing keys, address and contract (UiS accommodation only) upon arrival at Stavanger airport or at the University.

More information about dates and locations coming soon!

Please note that duvets, pillows, kitchen utensils and towels are not available in the student accommodations

Questions regarding accommodation should be addressed to arnljot.corneliussen@uis.no

 


5. Arrival to Stavanger

  • Book your tickets! The sooner, the cheaper. Spring semester starts officially on 10th of August, so you should arrive before this date. (Please do not book your return ticket before you know when your last exam is. The exam dates may also change up to 3 weeks before the exam date.)
  • Please check the timetables (Updated timetables will be published during the summer) if any of your courses overlap. Please contact us at exchange@uis.no to do changes in your courses before you arrive. After you have arrived on campus, it is the faculties that do changes to your courses. More information will be given during our orientation.
  • Look into insurance options and take the relevant documents with you to Stavanger. More information about insurance can be found in the International Student Guide below.

6. Join our Facebook group!

International Students at University of Stavanger have their own Facebook page. This group offers a great opportunity to get to know other exchange students arriving at the same time as you but also international students who are already at University of Stavanger. Feel free to ask other students for advice and stay tuned for information about social events. 

Link to our Facebook site will be published after the 15th of April. 


7. Register as a new student

During June and July (Autumn semester) / December (Spring semester), you will receive an e-mail on how to register.

The deadline to register your courses in Studentweb is the 1st of September (Autumn semester) and 1st of February (Spring semester)

Read here for more information.


8. Get Erasmus+ documents signed (Students who receive Erasmus+ grant)

University of Stavanger now only uses Online Learning Agreements (OLA)

For more information on how to fill out your OLA, please check our website on OLA.

Please remember to check with your home institution when their deadlines are and when the documents should be signed.

For the document "Confirmation of stay / attendance / erasmus+ status", please send this by e-mail to exchange@uis.no (Your home institution provides you with this document)


9. Orientation / Information meeting

(Dates will be published during the summer)


 

10. Presentation from the orientation/ information meeting

Presentations from August 2020 will be published in August.

Presentations from the orientation / information meeting in January 2020:

Presentation from the International Office
Presentation from the student priest about Cross Cultural Friendship
Presentation from the Erasmus Student Network
Presentation from the International Student Union and how to make your money last in Norway
Presentation from the Library
 

Link to IT's pages: Information about IT account, using printers and so on.

Link to SiS: Information about accommodation, training centre, sponsoring opportunities for events and so on.


11. Tuberculosis test

Every person who is from a high occurrence country/area of tuberculosis, must take a test for tuberculosis when entering Norway.

The International vaccination office and the Infection control office will come to UiS to hand out information. Time and place will be published here during the summer. E-mails will also be sent out to students with citizenship from high occurrence country/area of tuberculosis. If you have spent more than 3 months in a high epidemic country/area it is your responsibility to inform us at exchange@uis.no and be tested.

For more information read here: https://student.uis.no/academic-matters/practical-information-for-new-students/health-matters/tuberculosis-test


Have a nice trip to Stavanger!