New information about the COVID-19 pandemic for inbound exchange students will be published here.
- Exchange for spring 2022 is currently scheduled as normal.
- The borders opened on the 1st of August for students. Please note that for students that needs a study permit to enter Norway needs to check with their closes Norwegian Embassy if they will be open and able to handle visa application at this time. You can read more about this on UDI’s corona information pages.
- Please read the latest information about infection control advice for travel and entry quarantine.
- Here are some general advice about hand hygiene, cough etiquette and cleaning from the Norwegian Institute of Public Health. As mutations have started to spread in Norway it is extra important to follow these advice.
The information above was last updated 24 September 2021.
Vaccination available to exchange students
Everyone who studies in Stavanger can get a covid vaccine in Stavanger municipality. This also applies to students who come here from abroad. However, as exchange students do not have a D-number which is required to register for the vaccine online, the vaccination office has kindly offered for you to contact them directly if you wish to be vaccinated (1st or 2nd dose). Please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org if you wish to book an appointment.
Please provide the following information in your email:
- Date of birth:
- Country (where you are arriving from):
- Address in Norway:
- Telephone number in Norway (only if you have a Norwegian telephone number already):
You will find more information about students and vaccine at the Stavanger municipality web page. Click “Change language” at the top of the page to select a different language.
Autumn 2021 - Arrival to Norway
Please read here about entry quarantine and rules upon arrival in Norway. If you do not follow the government rules you may be refused entry into the country.
Students that needs to go in quarantine must go in quarantine in the first city they arrive in Norway.
For example if your plane lands in Oslo first, you may not go to Stavanger before you have a negative COVID-19-test taken at least 3 days after arriving in Norway. If you get a negative PCR-test result before your quarantine days have ended, then you may go to Stavanger and finish your quarantine at an quarantine hotell there. It is not possible to do your quarantine time at SiS-housing.
It is therefore adviced to book plane tickets that go directly to Stavanger and does not land in for example Oslo airport first.
You will have full-board accommodation at the hotel during the quarantine period. Normally you will have to pay an individual share of NOK500 per day at the hotel out of your own pocket. The Norwegian Government will cover the remaining cost. The UiS will cover the individual share for their students (only new arrivals), but be aware that you may have to first pay for this and get a refund from the UiS later.
UiS have made an arrangement with most of the hotels close to the airport in Stavanger, so for those that are staying there does not need to pay the fee of 500 NOK pr. day as the university will cover this. Students that are guided to other hotels, needs to pay the daily fee first and then they will be reimbursed the amount. Please contact us if you need reimbursement of costs. Only expenses for the individual share of NOK500 per day at appointed hotels will be covered.
After you have been in quarantine you will receive a document from your hotel to prove you have been in quarantine. With this document you can move into your SIS housing or private accommodation. You cannot move into SIS housing before 1 August.
Please ensure that you can pay NOK 500 per day for your quarantine hotel in either Oslo or Stavanger (or elsewhere in Norway). You will be refunded later, but please ensure you have the means to pay for your stay upon arrival.
The UiS and/or the Norwegian Government will under no circumstances cover for expenses over NOK 500 per day, and cost like phone calls, pay-tv, mini bar etc. must be covered by the students themselves.