Requirements for placements in schools or kindergartens

For studies where students in connection with compulsory placements come in contact with children, youth or other vulnerable groups, law requires a certificate of good conduct from the police.

International exchange students applying for admission to courses at the University of Stavanger need to obtain a criminal record check from your home country / country of permanent residence. This is commonly referred to as a Certificate of Good Conduct.

List of courses with this requirement (subject to change):
Comparative Educational Studies 
Drama and Intercultural Communication 
English Didactics in Teacher Education
Outdoor Education 

Applying for a Certificate of Good Conduct
The application process for Certificates of Good Conduct varies from country to country. You should ask your home institution exchange coordinator about obtaining one. If the authorities require confirmation that you need the certificate regarding studies at the University of Stavanger, we will provide a statement to confirm your course application.

  1. The Certificate of Good Conduct must be issued in English or a Scandinavian language.
  2. The certificate must not be older than 3 months at the time of sending your application to the UiS exchange office.
  3. Students who have already handed in their Certificate of Good Conduct to their home university only needs a document from their university confirming that the university have received the certificate and that there is "No entries" in the certificate.

Please annex the certificate to your application for admission.