Admission requirements

Should you apply as a local or international applicant?

Local applicants

Applicants who live in Norway and have a Norwegian ID number (fødselsnummer) must apply as a local applicant through local admissions, regardless of citizenship and educational background.
Applicants with a citizenship from Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Finland or Iceland also need to apply as a local applicant.  
Local applicants who apply as an international applicant through the International Office will not be considered.

Information about local admissions at the University of Stavanger

International applicants

Applicants without a Norwegian ID number (except citizens from Sweden, Denmark, Finland and Iceland) must apply as an international applicant through the International Office. 

If you are uncertain whether you should apply as a local or international applicant, contact the International Office at