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How to Apply – step by step

Follow the steps below when applying as an international applicant for a Master's programme at the University of Stavanger.

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Find information about whether you should apply as an international or local applicant and the application deadlines for each category here.

Explore the master’s programmes taught in English at UiS on our website. International applicants can apply for maximum two programmes. If the programme you want to apply for offers several specializations, each specialization counts as one programme in application.

In order to be eligible for master's programmes at UiS, you need to document a bachelor's degree of minimum three years. Depending on where you completed upper secondary education, you may be required to have more than three years of university education to be eligible for a master’s programme at the University of Stavanger. Please see the Country List for more information.

Read the academic requirements carefully for each programme you are applying to before starting your application. The academic requirements can be found under the admission requirements section of each programme on our website. The Admission Office does not have the capacity to evaluate credentials prior to application. If you think you are eligible, we encourage you to apply.

For applicants from some countries, a minimum average grade is required, more information in the Country List.

As a general requirement for admission to master’s programmes in English, all applicants must document proficiency in English on advanced level through an international test, recognized by UiS. UiS does not offer any preparatory courses in English. Exemptions from the English test are limited. For more information, check the English language requirements.

Applicants must submit all required documents before the deadline (23:59 Norwegian Standard Time). Incomplete applications will be refused regardless of academic qualifications and we do not ask applicants to upload missing documentation. It is the applicant’s responsibility to submit a complete application. Only a few documents are possible to submit after the deadline, see the list of required documents for more information.

All applicants need to register their application in Søknadsweb. Please follow the guidance and instructions in the video below before applying. Incomplete applications will be refused regardless of academic qualifications.



Applicants with outstanding academic backgrounds may be granted early admission. If you want to be considered for early admission, please follow the instruction given on Early Admission.



Video about how to apply.

The status of your application will be "Under consideration" in Søknadsweb until we have finished the admission process. You can expect an answer to your application via email in April/May.

Accept or decline the admission offer in Søknadsweb within the given deadline. You can find your official Letter of Admission under My Documents in Søknadsweb. Further information about what to do next can be found in the Letter of Admission.

Check out our video about how to apply for a Master's degree at UiS as an international applicant