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Updated information about the spring semester

As of May 10, the following corona regulations apply at UiS:

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As of Friday 7 May, national advice and recommendations with these local regulations will apply in the municipalities of the Stavanger region.

This means that as of Monday 10 May and until further notice, the following will apply at UiS:

  • On-campus teaching in small groups (up to 50) can be carried out.
  • The university library and reading rooms are open. Classrooms and student association rooms can be used.
  • Distance requirement of 1 metre, with enhanced infection control (face masks must be used where the 1-meter distance cannot be observed).
  • As a main rule, exams in the spring of 2021 will be completed as a home exam. Students must check Canvas regularly for updates. For on-campus exams, the following infection control rules apply.
  • Practical training shall be carried out to the extent possible.
  • Those who can work from a home office, should do so. There must however be sufficient staff on campus to provide educational and support services. Presence on campus must be clarified with your immediate supervisor.
  • Disputations can be conducted digitally or as a hybrid solution. The number of physical participants allowed is dependent on the current restrictions for events.
  • Unnecessary domestic travel must be avoided. This is especially important to and from areas with high infection rates. Consult your immediate manager/supervisor in advance.
  • Trips abroad must be avoided, but strictly necessary trips can be made. For example, stays abroad that are critical for the completion of a PhD may be carried out. Consult your immediate manager/supervisor in advance.
  • For indoor events, the maximum limit of people is 10. The maximum limit for events where participants can sit at fixed designated seats is 100. For outdoor events, there can be a maximum of 200 people, and up to 600 in fixed seats where participants make up cohorts of 200. Events where the number of participants exceeds 10 must be registered with the municipality of Stavanger via this website (in Norwegian).
  • UiS recommends that meetings are held digitally. Physical meetings can still be held with up to 10 people present.

UiS complies with national and local regulations and advice on management and infection control and recommends downloading the app Smittestopp, issued by the Norwegian Institute of Public Health. Read more under "Infection protocol" below.

​​​The university management would like to thank students and staff for their great patience and extraordinary efforts in a demanding time.

Please visit our site for important corona information at UiS.

Other campus offerings

All university buildings are open between 07:45 am and 8 pm Monday to Friday. Outside of these times you will need an access card to enter the buildings.

Opening hours and corona regulations for SiS bookstore, SiS cafes and SiS sports centre can be found here.

The Museum of Archaeology is open.

Mental health

Student life under the pandemic can be hard with many of the social arenas missing. Do you need someone to talk to?

Infection protocol

The UiS complies with the advice on infection control issued by Norwegian Institute of Public Health: Keep one metre’s distance to others, wash hands regularly, stay at home if you feel sick and don't hesitate to get tested, even if you only experience light symptoms such as unexpected headache, sore throat, runny nose, cough or fever,

Read more about infection protocol on campus.

UiS recommends either walking, cycling or driving a car to campus. If you need to use public transport, you should avoid rush hour and comply with these recommendations for public transport.

Please also familiarise yourself with Covid 19 information from the municipality of Stavanger.

International students and quarantine

All new international students who come to Norway must stay in entry quarantine at quarantine hotels. Expenses for quarantine hotels are covered by UiS. See detailed information from UiS about international students and quarantine.

See also the guidelines for entry quarantine for international arrivals into Norway issued by the Norwegian Institute of Public Health.

Routine procedures for detected infection

Notification when an employee has been infected 

Employees must notify their immediate superior if they have been diagnosed with serious epidemic disease. The manager shall report this to the dean/faculty director/department head.   

Notification when a student tests positive for infection

Students call 417 75 566 to report of a confirmed positive corona test.

Questions and answers

If you have any questions that this article does not address, please go to our questions and answers site. (On the safe side)

Please check coronavirus information at This site is specially adapted to students and staff at universities and university colleges, among other things, by making the local emergency number at their institutions easily available. The information is available in Norwegian and English