University of Stavanger

3.8 out of 5 (38 ratings / 33 reviews) Stavanger, Norway
The University of Stavanger is situated in the most attractive region in the country, with some 300000 inhabitants. In constant collaboration and dialogue with our surroundings, regionally, nationally and internationally, we enjoy an open and creative climate for education, research, innovation, dissemination and museum activities. 



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. Research at the University of Stavanger takes place in doctoral programmes, defined research areas, centres and a number of individual projects. 


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.

The university offers a comprehensive welcome program to all new international staff. 

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Housing services

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.

Library services

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.

ICT services

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. The University of Stavanger (UiS) offers several free software packages and services like Microsoft Office 365, SurveyXact and OneDrive for all students at UiS. 

Medical services

Health and welfare needs are provided by SiS's four psychologists and a nurse. All students who have paid their tuition fees for the semester can avail themselves of the healthcare services provided by SiS.

SiS helse (SiS Health) offers financial support schemes for large healthcare expenses and provides information about GPs. 

Student Life

Sports facilities

The SIS sports centre offers different classes throughout the day with everything from yoga and pilates to Zumba, body pump, spinning, boot camp and more. Various special events such as a spinning marathon, a Zumba party, different family events and climbing courses are also arranged. They have passes for children at set times of the day.

UiSI – Universitetet i Stavangers Idrettslag is the student athletic club at the University of Stavanger. Their offers should motivate students in the Stavanger region to be more active through sports groups, athletic events and other social activities.  

Student clubs

  • The Student Organisation at UiS - StOr
  • Fadder
  • Folken 
  • Velferdstinget
  • Student media in Stavanger (SmiS)
  • Høyres studenter
  • Amnesty UiS
  • SAIH
  • ISU

Student Reviews

Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

Amazing university with the strong focus on research and development.

Superior quality in music performance
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

Since I started the program, I have participated in various music projects and concerts. I also formed a chamber music group to perform different classical compositions. In addition, I began to research the various aspects (Body mapping, ear training, analyzing scores) that affect learning music and the quality of playing. I also improved my learning Norwegian language...

My University Masters program experience
Larry Mbah rated 4 out of 5 stars

It has been an interesting experience so far. Starting from the journey into the country, how welcoming they are and the role plaid by the school towards our successful landing to our final destination. Mostly the academic standard is excellent and their is no room for unserious students

Stavanger, Rogaland, Norway


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