Application guide for exchange students

If your home institution has an agreement with the UiS, you are welcome to apply as an exchange student. Without a bilateral agreement in place, we can not accept your application.

If you are unsure whether your university has an agreement with UiS, please check with your home coordinator or email us at
Nomination guide and application process
1. Nominations is done through an online nomination service by your home university: Guide for nominating students (The online nomination service will open in the beginning of March for autumn semester and beginning of September for spring semester.) 
2.  Online application service
The nominated students will receive two emails from the University of Stavanger confirming that they have been nominated and a link to choose password. The students will be given further instructions for completing their application in the online application service for students (SøknadsWeb). (Music and Dance students will not use this system. More information is in the end of this page.)
3.  Upload Transcript of Records/Diploma
Either the student or the nominator upload all university transcripts / diploma (both bachelor’s and if applicable, master’s level) in English or in a Scandinavian language. The transcript/diploma must contain a description of the grading system. Master's students must upload their Bachelor's diploma or other proof that they have finished their Bachelor's Degree. We can only accept official copies with a signature and/or a stamp. 
4. Upload a copy of your passport or ID card
The required documentation must be uploaded to SøknadsWeb in PDF or JPEG format. Write ID followed by your name in the document name. Example: ID John Smith. (Nursing and Social Work students must send their documentation to
5. Choose courses
In Søknadsweb you can choose courses from a drop-down menue. If the courses in list over courses for exchange students is not there, please write the course under "Extra information". Please be aware that Bachelor students may not attend Master's courses.
Please note that it is not possible to apply for accommodation now. You will be informed of application procedures after you have been admitted.
If you are interested in applying for the spring semester only, you will need to apply in September.
Extra information for nursing and social work students
All practice placement students must document a negative tuberculosis test and MRSA test before arrival.
1 May for studies commencing in the autumn semester (August - December)
(1 April for students of Nursing and Social Work)
(1 March for Music and Dance)

1 November for studies commencing in the spring semester (January - June)
(1 October for students of Nursing and Social Work)
(1 October for Music and Dance)
Late or incomplete applications will not be considered.
Application process for Music and Dance students only:

All applications for incoming exchange are submitted via EASY (AEC Online Applications System).


For questions regarding incoming exchange, or if EASY is not recognizing you, please contact
Rønnaug Bakke, study coordinator for Music and Dance.