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 Julie Høivik Aase E-mail: Phone: +47 51 83 20 17

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

When you receive your Letter of Admission (LoA) you need to log into Søknadsweb to accept or decline your study offer within the deadline written in your LoA.

To download your Letter of Admission in pdf. format, please go to "Documents" in Søknadsweb.

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. The International Office is unable to assist with specific questions regarding your visa application.

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

Autumn 2023

More information will be provided closer to semester start.

Practical information

Please read on our practical information pages to learn about matters such as the academic calendar, student life, insurance and 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! 


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 to register for a course in Studentweb. Please send an e-mail to the study advisor responsible for the Faculty or Department the course is offered in so they can assist.


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 course materials and links to digital lectures and so on.

Note that the Canvas page for a particular course will only appear after the course teacher has published content and 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 2023

We will have an information meeting for our students on 10th January. You will receive a separate email with invitation during December. The meeting will be held on Zoom (online).

Presentation from the International Office

Presentation from the library

Presentations from the Autumn 2022 semester

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.