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COVID-19 and autumn semester 2020

This site will be continuously updated with information for international students that have been admitted to the University of Stavanger.

Currently the Norwegian government is requiring anyone arriving in Norway from abroad to be in home quarantine for 10 days, with the exception of specified countries in Europe with sufficiently low transmission. Please find the updated information on the website of Norwegian Institute of Public Health.  


Master programmes offered online for the autumn semester 2020:

  • Biological Chemistry
  • Business Administration
  • City and Regional Planning
  • Computational Engineering
  • Computer Science: Reliable and Secure system
  • Computer Science: Data Science
  • Energy, Environment and Society
  • Engineering Structures and Materials
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Industrial Asset Management
  • Service Leadership in International Business (International Hospitality Management)
  • Marine and Offshore Technology
  • Mathematics and Physics
  • Petroleum Engineering, Drilling and Well Engineering
  • Petroleum Engineering, Production and Process Engineering
  • Petroleum Engineering, Reservoir Engineering
  • Petroleum Geosciences
  • Risk Analysis and Governance
  • Risk Management

Information to students admitted to the programmes above:

  • If you already live in Norway or manage to come to Stavanger in August, you are welcome to join the classes on campus. However, please be aware that it might be difficult to find housing in the middle of the semester. 
  • If you cannot come to Stavanger you are welcome to follow the programme online from your home country. You have to come to Stavanger for the spring semester in order to continue your studies. 
  • You will receive more information about the classes and examinations directly from the Faculty before the semester starts in August. 

Master programmes NOT offered online the autumn semester 2020

  • Nordic Master in Social Work and Welfare​ (this programme is completely cancelled and it will not be possible to attend even though you are in Stavanger)
  • Literacy studies
  • Music Production and Recording
  • Master in Music Performance

Information to students admitted to the programmes above: 

  • Students admitted to the Nordic Master in Social Work and Welfare, Literacy Studies and Music Production and Recording will get the opportunity to defer the study place until August 2021. We will contact the admitted students during the summer for more information. 
  • We still do not know if it will be possible to defer the study place until August 2021 for students admitted to Master in Music Performance. The Faculty will contact the students directly with more information. 
  • If you already live in Norway/manage to come to Stavanger in August and are admitted to Literacy studies, Music Production and Recording or Master in Music Performance, you are welcome to join the classes on campus. However, please be aware that it might be difficult to find housing in the middle of the semester.

Information about:

  • Deposit transfer
  • Study permit (visa) application
  • Accommodation
  • Student registration
  • Semester fee etc

is available in the presentation from the webinar held on June 9 and in the Q&A section below. 


Q&A

Questions and answers from the webinar 9 June  
Questions and answers from the webinar 13 August