The University has been welcoming students from all over the world since it was established in 2005.
The UiS offers full-time master's programmes as well as student exchange programmes, where courses are offered in various subject areas at both bachelor's and master's level. While degree programmes are open for applicants from all over the world, the exchange programmes are limited to students whose home institution has an exchange agreement with the UiS.
The UiS also offers a 1-year preparatory language programme that allows students to qualify for study programmes taught in Norwegian.
The UiS is also privileged to have a number of research institutions in the university’s immediate vicinity. A close cooperation with these academic and research partners is mutually beneficial.
The University of Stavanger is located in one of the most attractive regions in Norway with a dynamic labour market and exciting recreational activities.
UiS supports diversity and we encourage all qualified people to apply for jobs at the university regardless of age, gender, disabilities, or national and ethnic background.
International staff is an important part of the UiS academic community, and this website intends to provide international faculty and PhD candidates with practical information necessary before, upon and after your arrival in Stavanger.
The university also offers a comprehensive welcome program to all new international staff and PhD candidates.
The international office consists of specialised teams working in internationalisation of educational programmes. Our main function is to provide support and advice to academic groups and students regarding mobility, partnerships and information.
International students can be accommodated in two different types of student housing, SiS or UiS accommodation.
The accommodation owned by the Student Welfare Organisation in Stavanger (SiS) issponsored by the state and therefore reasonably priced.
Since there is not enough SiS accommodation for international students, the University of Stavanger (UiS) rents accommodation on the private market, which are then rented out to students. The UiS accommodation is more expensive than the SiS accommodation, but more affordable than what students can expect to find on the private market in Stavange.
The University library has four departments. Ullandhaug is the biggest department. It is open day and night for students and staff at UiS. The Library is a resource for students and staff at UiS. We also offer services for private citizens, students at other institutions, other libraries and the private business sector.
There are computers for student usage located around the university. The University of Stavanger also provide the students with free Wi-Fi on campus. As a student you will have access to IT support.
If the duration of your stay in Norway is more than one year, you automatically become insured under the Norwegian National Insurance Scheme when you register as a student at UiS and as a resident in Norway.
The aim is to ensure access for everybody to all campus facilities. Some of the older buildings have so far not been sufficiently prepared for people with physical disabilities. If you need special adjustments of physical conveniences it is important that you contact us early because possible adaptations may take time.
SiS runs the largest sports centre in Rogaland county, which is located on Ullandhaug campus.
They offer a full-size handball court, a climbing wall, a bouldering wall, a weightlifting/cardio area, a crossfit inspired section, a large spinning hall, two squash halls, a kettlebell and TRX room. SiS Sports Centre also offer over 100 group sessions per week ranging from yoga and pilates to zumba, body pump, spinning, and boot camp, among others. In addition, you can enjoy various special events, such as spinning marathons, zumba parties, family events, and climbing courses. There is also a childcare service during the day.
In the autumn of 2011 the Student House was established at the centre of the UiS campus. Now the building is used as the basis of students activities on campus. Here you can find the different student organizations as well as the student-run pub Tappetårnet. The Student Board, the student organisation StOr, and the student chaplain also have offices in the Student House.
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