Inbound exchange to the Faculty of Performing Arts, Bjergsted campus

Do you want to come to Stavanger and The Faculty of Performing Arts? We offer exchange programs for Bachelor and Master in Music performance, jazz and classical music, Bachelor in Dance performance and One year extension studies ("post-bachelor") in Music Production and Recording.

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Welcome to Campus Bjergsted close to the city centre

Deadline for application to The Faculty of Performing Arts:
Fall semester (and full academic year):
Nomination web opens 1 March
Application deadline: 1 April

Spring semester:
Nomination web opens 1 September
Application deadline: 1 October

Exchange Bachelor and Master in Performing Music

Read more about the exchange program - Performing Music

Students at Vigdel beach, Studenter på Vigdelstranden

Classical and Jazz
All levels (only performing activities)

A music student will be assessed by the audition link material in the application.
The student is most likely offered a subject called International semester (30 study points ECTS), and the content in her study will be described in a more detailed plan after her/his arrival at our campus.
Usually the classical student wants, and is offered, main instrument lessons, accompaniment, chamber music, various opportunities to engage in performing projects and concerts. On Master level theory lectures are given in English, and can be part of a Learning Agreement, if wanted/possible.
A jazz student will most often be offered teaching in main instrument, ensemble training, performing projects, master classes and lots of opportunities for making concerts and attend jam in various venues around town.

If the student is coming for the whole study year, we can admit her/him to ordinary subjects (NB still in regards of the language requirements)

We don`t offer theoretical subjects for Bachelor incoming exchange, due to the language.

Subjects for Bachelor:
BAM-INTSEM 30 ects (fall or spring)
BAM532 Individual project 30 ects (spring)

Subjects for Master:
MUM-INTSEM1 30 ects (Fall)
MUM-INTSEM2 30 ects (Spring)

All subjects are graded with pass/ fail, and we have a stright presence rule in all performing activities.

Please notice that after you have applied in "Søknadsweb" there is a link in your receipt email to Airtable were you have to upload your video were you are performing two samples from two different styles and genres relevant to the instrument, min 15 minutes

Exchange Bachelor in Performing Dance

Read more about the exchange program - Performing Dance

Student dancing outside, Student som danser ute

PERFORMING DANCE with a focus on contemporary dance
Bachelor level only

International semester
As an exchange student you will be enrolled in a 30 credit (ECTS) course called International Semester. The subject as a whole is asessed with pass/fail, and is the only formal grade given from the exchange. The content of the course is open so that you may participate in an individually designed program. You will follow 2nd year BA in their performing subjects and projects.

The focus of our BA program is contemporary dance in all its aspects – technique, repertory, performance, improvisation, and choreography. In addition to several classes weekly in contemporary technique our students train in classical ballet and also jazz dance and hip hop.

We also offer courses like Improvisation, Choreography, Repertory and Performance, and Body Research and Awareness with modules in Pilates, contact improvisation, Gaga, Feldenkrais, and other somatic practices. Some exchange students are also involved in independent performance projects. Please note that the choices may differ from semester to semester. Courses in theoretical dance subjects are taught in Norwegian and are therefore only open to Norwegian/Scandinavian speaking students.

Almost all of our own BA dance students have an exchange stay abroad during their 3 year course of study, and we welcome incoming exchange students each semester.

Guest artists and collaboration with music students
Our dance program is small, yet international and of high quality. The students benefit from individual attention from our faculty, and incoming exchange students find it easy to integrate socially into student life.

Excellent facilities
Our excellent facilities, located in beautiful Bjergsted Park, include three large dance studios, a black box and a small concert hall, as well as a performing arts library, cantina, and sauna.

Course offer for incoming students

BDA910 International semester 30 ECTS (Fall semester, August-December)
BDA915 International semester 30 ECTS (Spring semester, January-June)

We do not offer theoretical subjects for incoming students, due to the language.

Application procedures
Please notice that after you have applied in "Søknadsweb" there is a link in your receipt email to Airtable were you have to upload your video.The duration of the video should be between 10-15 min and include example of your performances, improvisation, contemporary dance and classical ballet. Any platform is ok, YouTube, Vimeo etc.

Exchange Music Production and recording

Read more about the exchange program - Music Production and recording

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Music Production and recording, extension study (Not Master level)

This one-year extension study (60 study points ECTS) may be used as an exchange study for one or two semesters, given the right formal competence in the student: Bachelor Degree in Music Performance or similar (high level in your own main instrument). See more about the MPR programme here.

All applications for incoming exchange are submitted via "Søknadsweb". After the application is completed you have to give some more information in Airtable (link sent in the receipt mail from Søknadsweb). In Airtable you should upload a document that tells us about your experience in music production. You don`t have to upload a video.

Subjects for MPR:
MPR503 30 ects (fall)
MPR504 30 ects (fall)

Nomination and application prosess

  1. Your homeinstitution has to nominate you in Nomination web that opens the 1st of March.
  2. Fill out your application in "Søknadsweb". Follow this guideline: Admission for inbound exchange
  3. In the receipt e-mail there is a link to the form where you have to upload the video and documents before the deadline.
  4. Your application and video will be sent to a committee for assessment.
  5. If you are accepted as a exchange student at the Faculty of Performing Arts, you will get information about when studys start the semester you are accepted.
  6. You will get your timetable, specification of content within the international subject (30 ects) and main instrument teacher for music students when you arrive.


For questions regarding the application process, please contact the International office at the University of Stavanger:

For questions regarding subjects, music and dance practical questions, please contact
Lena Crosby Haug, administration coordinator and IRC inbound exchange coordinator at The Faculty of Performing Arts: