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Relocation Programme for UiS Expats

To help make your relocation and introduction to Norwegian society as seamless as possible the University offers a comprehensive Relocation Programme for you and your family.

As an international researcher you are an important part of the UiS academic community, and you represent a valuable asset to UiS. All new international staff and PhD candidates are therefore offered a comprehensive UiS Relocation Programme, consisting of:

  • Helpdesk
    Questions concerning settling and living in the Stavanger region can be addressed to our partner INN Rogaland's helpdesk.
  • Immigration Support
    The immigration support program offers help in dealing with immigration authorities and the different registration processes.
  • Housing Support
    Housing Support includes information about the housing situation in Stavanger, assistance in finding temporary accomodation, and assistance in placing an advertisment on the internet and in the local paper.
  • Introduction Seminar
    The introduction seminar gives a brief introduction to UiS management, history, organization and government, vision and values, institutional culture, etc.
  • Full Day Area Orientation
    The area orientationcovers Norwegian history, geography, politics, culture, health care system, daily life, safety, housing system, transport and concludes with a tour of Stavanger.
  • Language and Culture Course
    UiS staff and PhD candidates can choose from two different Language and Culture Courses - the web based course MigraNorsk and the on-campus course offered by UiS EVU.
  • INN Rogaland Networking Programme
    UiS staff and PhD candidates with families are welcome to participate inINN Rogaland's social and professional network.

You can find more information about the different aspects of the introduction program in the left hand menu.

It is your immediate superior officer, your PhD supervisor or the head of department who will receive you and help you settle in at UiS.