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Guide for new students

Step by step guide to registration for new students.

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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: online registration

All students must register and verify their education plan each semester.

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

For the autumn semester the deadline for registration is September 1 and for the spring semester the deadline is February 1.

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

Step 6: Access to Canvas

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

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

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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