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Recognition of UiS degree/diploma

There is no automatic worldwide recognition of academic diplomas. You may therefore need to go through a national procedure to get your academic degree or diploma recognised in another country. This is commonly needed when seeking admission to studies or employment with a foreign degree.

  • Is the University of Stavanger a recognised and accredited institution in Norway?
  • Yes, the University of Stavanger is recognised by NOKUT (the Norwegian Agency for Quality Assurance in Education) which is an expert body under the Norwegian Ministry of Education and Research that lists all the accredited institutions in Norway. Institutional accreditation is an assessment whether an institution meets a given standard to be recognised in a certain category of higher education institutions: ‘university’, ‘university college’ or ‘accredited college’.

    • What is the official documentation issued at the University of Stavanger?

    Diplomas and transcripts of recordsStudents at the University of Stavanger receive a diploma when they have obtained a degree (Bachelor or Master). The diploma is the official attestation of the total education. All courses that are required for the degree will be included on the diploma. Courses that are not required to obtain the degree (extras) will not be included on the diploma. All courses will appear on a transcript of records regardless of whether they are required for a degree. Transcripts of records also include an explanation concerning the credit system and grading/grade distribution. All official transcripts of records must be signed and stamped by the University of Stavanger.

    • What do I do if my prospective employer or other organisation is in doubt about the authenticity of diplomas or transcripts issued by the University of Stavanger?

    The University of Stavanger can verify the authenticity of your documentation. Send an e-mail with your student number/copy of your documents to the Student Information Desk studeksp@uis.no. Explain what you need to verify and where the statement should be sent. You prospective employer can also contact us, but you have to agree to such a procedure in writing.