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Guide for new students

Step by step guide to registration for new students.

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Semesterstart, faddergruppe på campus Ullandhaug

Step 1: Activate IT-user account

After having accepted your offer of a study place at UiS, you will be able to activate your user account. You will receive an e-mail when your account can be activated. Please check your spam inbox if you have not received this.

New IT-user

If you have problems creating your IT-account, please wait until semester start to speak directly to the IT-department for help.

Through your account, you can access Canvas (online learning platform), e-mail, wi-fi, student computers and StudentWeb.

Step 2: StudentWeb: Semester registration and approval of education plan

To retain the study place, you must register for the semester / approve the education plan. For the autumn semester the deadline for registration is September 1 and for the spring semester the deadline is February 1. You can log in to StudentWeb with a username and password from step 1 or via the ID port (eg MinID or BankID). We recommend doing this as soon as possible.

Also check that you have signed up for teaching and exams in your subjects. This is displayed in the menu item "Active messages" on Studentweb. The day after you have registered for the semester, you will have access to your courses in Canvas (online learning platform).

Log in to Studentweb with your IT-user account to register.

If you fail to register within the deadline, you will lose your study rights at UiS.

Step 3: Studentweb: Pay the semester fee

All students, with the exception of inbound exchange students, must pay the semester fee each semester within the deadline: September 1 (autumn semester) and February 1 (spring semester). In Studentweb, go to 'Payments' to create an invoice for the semester fee.

If you fail to pay the semester fee within the deadline, you will lose your study rights at UiS.

Step 4: Semester receipt

There are two options for getting your semester receipt:

  • use the app 'Studentbevis' to download your receipt
  • order a paper copy through Studentweb (go to 'Orders')

Student discounts will require presentation of a valid receipt.

Step 5: Student card

You can get a student card after having registered and paid the semester fee (Incoming exchange students do no pay). Student cards are issued at the Student reception in Arne Rettedals hus. You'll need to bring your ID and semester fee receipt.

Use your student card to borrow books from the University Library.

Step 6: Access to Canvas

The day after you have registered your IT-account, you will get access to Canvas.

You can find an overview of your required reading in Canvas, or you can search for it via the reading list system Leganto.

Step 7: Timetables

Here you'll find timetable for your study programme.

Step 8: Access to wifi on campus

Wireless network

Step 9: Register for The Fadderfestival (optional)

The Fadderfestival starts on campus 16th august and lasts one week from the semester start. The goal of the Fadder arrangement is to help new students to get settled socially and academically at campus. In July, you can register to join the Fadderfestival.

Additional needs

If you have a disability or health problems that lead to disadvantages in the study or exam situation, you can send an inquiry to Read more about additional needs. Deadline for applying for special adjustments due to additional needs is September 1 (autumn semester) and February 1 (spring semester).

Student loan / grants

Please check the Norwegian State Educational Loan Fund of your eligibilitiy regarding student grant/loan in Norway. (Not applicable for inbound exchange students)

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