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Checklist for accepted inbound exchange and internship students

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

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International Office

Solvor Sleveland E-mail: Phone: +47 51 83 27 56 Jyoti Bhardwaj E-mail: Phone: +47 51 83 28 09

Faculty of Performing Arts

Lena C. Haug E-mail: Phone: +47 51 83 40 00

Faculty of Health Sciences


Department of Social Sciences

Heidi Lie Eriksen Contact info

Study abroad at the University of Stavanger

Read carefully the COVID-19 pandemic information before accepting the Letter of Admission.

When you receive your Letter of Admission (LoA) you need to log into either

- Søknadsweb (Except students to Faculty of Performing Arts) To download your Letter of Admission in pdf. format, please go to "Documents" in Søknadsweb.

- EASY Dreamapply (Students to Faculty of Performing Arts)

to accept or decline your study offer within the deadline written on your LoA.

Your citizenship determines what kind of visa or study permit you need in order to study in Norway. Read our website about visa and study permit here. All students must read this page carefully.

Students that needs a study permit (visa) needs to download their Letter of Admission in pdf. format from "My documents" in Søknadsweb.

Spring 2022

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

You can collect a folder containing keys, address and contract (UiS accommodation only) as follows:

From 3 January 12pm until 1st February: You can collect a folder containing keys in the reception at Scandic Hotel, Stavanger Airport. This hotel is open 24 hours. You must show a certificate of quarantine and a negative covid test to be able to collect your key.

No housing contract starts before 3 January so you cannot pick up your keys before this date.

If you are arriving in Stavanger by other means than by air, or you have spent time in a quarantine hotel, you need to make your way to this hotel to pick up your key.

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

You can find the location of your accommodation via Google Map and take either taxi or bus from Scandic Stavanger Airport Hotel to your accommodation. The information about the flight bus and local buses as well as taxi information are available on our website:  

Before you visit the campus after quarantine, please be familiar with the Infection Control Instructions at the University of Stavanger:

Practical information

Please read on our practical information pages on everything from the academic calender to health matters.

Traveling to Stavanger

Due to the uncertainty in accommodation, please wait until you have secured accommodation before booking tickets to Norway. As a consequence of the quarantine restrictions, please make Stavanger your point of entry to Norway. If not, you will be quarantined at the point of entry, and forward domestic travels to Stavanger have to be arranged after the quarantine periode.

Please do not book your return ticket before you know when your last exam is. The exam dates may also change up to three weeks before the exam date

Have a nice trip to Stavanger! 


Students who come from countries where it is possible to purchase private insurance are highly recommended to do so. It is your own responsibility to make insurance arrangements for any accident, illness, injury, loss, or damage to persons or property that may occur during your stay in Norway. We urge all students to insure their household contents during their stay in Norway. Read here about health matters.

IT registration

During June and July (Autumn semester) / December (Spring semester), you will receive an e-mail on how to register as a student in our IT-systems. (It is not possible to create an IT-account before you have received your student number)

Guide to new students. How to create an IT account, register courses/exams, access to wifi on campus and so on.

Deadline to add courses is the 1st of February (spring semester) and 1st of September (autumn semester).

Not having fulfilled the formal requirement for this course?

Sometimes students get an error saying that you have not fulfilled the formal requirements in Studentweb. Please send an e-mail to the International Office regarding the course you have problems with, and we will fix it in the system.


Please check the timetables (Updated timetables will be published during mid-December for spring semester and mid-july for autumn semester) if any of your courses overlap. See point 7 below on how to change courses. Please note that when you check the timetables, you are not able to search for courses based on your student number before signing up for the exams in Studentweb. You need to search by using course codes.


Canvas is a platform where you may find all your courses and information about obligatory readings and links to digital lectures and so on.

It may take up to 2 days after signing up for the courses before the courses shows up in Canvas.

Access is here on step 6.

If you need to change courses because of overlapping timeschedule or overlapping exams after registering as a student, please contact the study advisor at the Faculty or Department that are offering the course you wish to change to.

Deadline to add courses is the 1st of February (spring semester) and 1st of September (autumn semester).

You may withdraw 3 weeks prior to the exam or in some cases 3 weeks prior to the first obligatory assignment. It is your responsibilty to read up on the exam rules for your courses.

Information meeting spring 2022

We will have two (identical) information meetings for our students during august. You will receive a separate email with invitation during December. The meetings will be held on Zoom (online). 

Date: Tuesday 4th and 11th January

Place: Digital (Zoom) (Link will be sent by e-mail during July)

Time: 12:15 - 13:15 (Norwegian time zone)

Presentations autumn 2021

Presentation from the International Office

Presentation from the University Library of Stavanger

Presentation from SiS

Presentation from the IT-department

Presentation from the student chaplain (pdf)

All students from a high occurrence country/area of tuberculosis, must take a test for tuberculosis when entering Norway. If you have spent more than 3 months in a high epidemic country/area it is your responsibility to inform us at and be tested.

For more information read here.

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.