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Information related to Ukraine

On this page you will find information for students and staff affected by Russia's invasion of Ukraine.

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At the University of Stavanger there are 14 students from Ukraine, 39 students from Russia and 3 students from Belarus. There are 3 employees with Ukrainian citizenship, 12 employees with Russian and 2 with Belarusian citizenship. The number of employees is higher as some have double citizenship and are registered as Norwegian.

The University of Stavanger does everything to take care of our students and employees who are affected by the war. Both Ukrainian, Russian and Belarussian students and staff should feel safe and taken care of at UiS. Employees and students are followed up by their faculties and departments.

Tegning av mennesker hånd i hånd i blått og gult

Articles and info from UiS

  • UiS will receive applications from Ukranian students who fulfill admission requirements. For questions or submitting an application, please send an email to
Nordisk fordypning, illustrasjonsfoto med studenter foran pc

Norwegian Language and Culture programme Level 1 and 2 for refugees fleeing the war in Ukraine, HNO200 og HNO220

The University of Stavanger offers a 1-year course in Norwegian Language and Culture that aims to give Norwegian language proficiency to refugees fleeing the war in Ukraine

You can find the information about this programme here

Students on campus

Single courses at bachelor's level offered to Ukrainian students

The University of Stavanger offers a broad range of single courses for Ukrainian students for 2022/2023 academic year

How to apply?
How to apply to single courses at bachelor's level

Send an email to Write which courses you would like to apply to and attach the required documents to your email.

Single courses at master's level

For single courses at master's level, you will have to apply via søknadsweb. Information about which courses are available, admission requirements and deadlines can be found here

Deadlines and contact information

Autumn semester: 10 June - 1 August Spring semester: 1 November - 1 December.


Email: Phone: 51 83 15 44

Important information to read before you apply

All applicants must meet the admission requirements before they get admission. Some courses have specific and prerequisite requirements. Before we make an application for you, we will have to check your documents to see whether you meet the requirements. If you want to apply to one or more of the below courses, please send the following documents:

  • Final diploma and transcript from higher secondary education
  • Transcript of record of at least 1 year higher education (University education)
  • Proof of English language proficiency according to information stated in Samordna opptak. (Please note that the University of Stavanger works on a proposal to give exemption this year to Ukrainian students who can document a certain level in English. Applicants without proof of English proficiency will have to take intensive English course before the semester start. We will publish more information once the decision is made)
  • Proof of refugee status

Autumn 2022

Spring 2023

* Prerequisite course(s) required for admission. 

Autumn 2022

Spring 2023

* Prerequisite course(s) required for admission. 

Spring 2023


Autumn 2022

Spring 2023

* Prerequisite course(s) required for admission. 

Dispensation from the admission requirements for Ukrainian refugees fleeing the war in Ukraine

The University of Stavanger wants to contribute so that Ukrainian students can continue their education in Norway.

Ukrainsk flagg mot blå himmel

In a letter to all higher educational institutions on 5 March 2022, the Norwegian Ministry of Higher Education and Research asked all universities and colleges to accommodate Ukrainian students fleeing the war in Ukraine.

As a response to the request from the Norwegian Ministry of Higher Education and Research and to ensure that refugees from Ukraine be admitted to studies at UiS, the board of the University of Stavanger has authorized the rector to grant dispensation from the rules laid down in regulations concerning admission to studies and courses at the University of Stavanger in certain cases. Exemptions can be granted to refugees fleeing the war in Ukraine who apply for admission to single courses or master's studies for the academic year 2022/2023, when this is justified and necessary.

The original text in the Norwegian language can be found here

Information from Norwegian authorities

Related information from The Norwegian Directorate of Immigration (UDI) and the government.

Skjermbilde regjeringens nettside

The Norwegian Directorate of Immigration (UDI): information about protection and residence in Norway for people affected by the situation in Ukraine.

The Norwegian Government: latest news on the situation in Ukraine (in Norwegian only).

The Government sets research and education cooperation with Russia on hold (in Norwegian only).

Do you need someone to talk to?

Students and employees who need someone to talk to, can get in contact here.

Alvorlig ung kvinne snakker i telefon



  • Employees are followed up by their faculties and departments.
  • Organisational psychologist Gunhild Bjaalid in our HR-department. Telephone +47 913 08 999 / email Bjaalid may refer to the occupational health service should there be a need for this
  • Student chaplain Sigbjørn Jårvik is also available for employees. Telephone +47 997 93 588 /email

UiS has established a group for coordination and handling of Ukraine-related matters, lead by Anne Selnes, Director of communication and public affairs. Telephone + 47 951 96 107.

Would you like to help?

We know that many would like to help. Contacting students or staff affected by the war or supporting humanitarian organisations is something you can do.

Kvinne overleverer eske med Ukraina-flagg på siden