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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: inboundexchange@uis.no Phone: +47 51 83 27 56 Vibeke H.Kvarven E-mail: inboundexchange@uis.no Phone: +47 51 83 24 95

Faculty of Performing Arts

Lena C. Haug E-mail: music-dance@uis.no Phone: +47 51 83 40 00

Faculty of Health Sciences

E-mail: helsefag@uis.no

Department of Social Sciences

Joakim Jiri Haaland 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.

Due to the uncertainty caused by covid-19, SiS Housing will not send out any housing offers to international students before 15 June.

In order to apply for student housing, you must use a code. This code will be provided in your Letter of Admission. Do not apply for housing without this code as 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 Stavanger we cannot guarantee housing for all international students.
  • There are no family apartments available for international students with children. It is not allowed to live with children in single room apartments.
  • Housing contracts start on 1 August. You cannot move in before that date.
  • Contracts usually cover one or two full semesters, and full semesters only (five months).
  • International students cannot change their room with another person in the dorms, nor change dorms without the approval of SiS Housing.
  • It is not possible to terminate the contract with SiS Housing during the first 5 months of the contract.

Apply as soon as you get the housing code when you have applied via SiS Housing (NB! Do not use Internet Explorer! Use Firefox, Chrome or Safari).

Here is a video on how to apply for housing.**

Use the automatic confirmation you receive via email after applying for housing in your study permit application. NB! Hotmail has a problem with receiving an automatic confirmation.

**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. 

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

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 key 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) as follows:

(The information below is for spring 2021, information about autumn 2021 is not yet ready)

No housing contract starts before 5th January and you cannot pick up your keys before this date.

From 5th January 12:00 till 18th January 12:00: In the reception at Scandic Hotel, Stavanger Airport.


From 19th January: Weekdays within working hours at the SIS office at Campus Ullandhaug.

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

Further information and instructions on how to travel from the airport to you accomodation.

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. 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! 

Insurance

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.

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.

Timetables

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

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

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.

Start-up events

The different study programmes at UiS will have "start-up" events during semester start week. Since all inbound exchange students take single courses, you are welcome to join the "start-up" event that most fit with the courses you are taking.

Presentations autumn 2021

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

Presentations will be published after the first information meeting.

Date: Wednesday 11th and 18th of August

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

Time: 14:00 - 15:00 (Norwegian time zone)

Presentations spring 2021

Presentation from the International Office

Presentation from the student chaplain

Presentation from the International Student Union

Presentation from the University Library of Stavanger

Presentation from SiS

Presentation from the IT-department

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 inboundexchange@uis.no and be tested.

For more information read here.

International Students at University of Stavanger have their own Facebook page (Link coming during the summer). 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.  

After going through our checklist you may find useful information during your studies at the University of Stavanger here.