University of Stavanger
  • No. Students: 10700
  • No. Staff: 1400
  • Study mode: 17 On campus
  • Languages of instruction: English
  • Phone:
  • +4751832734
  • Fax:
  • +4751831050

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The University of Stavanger (UiS) is a university located in Stavanger, Norway and established in 2005. It has about 10 700 students and 1400 administration, faculty and service staff as of autumn 2014. It is organised in three faculties, including two national centres of expertise and the Museum of Archaeology.

The university offers doctorates in: Literacy; Risk Management and Societal Safety; Educational Sciences; Health and Medicine; Management, Economics and Tourism; Sociology, Social Work and Culture & Society; Chemistry and Biological Science; Offshore Technology; Petroleum Technology; Risk Management and Societal Safety- Technical/Scientific Approach; and Information Technology, Mathematics and physics.

The University of Stavanger became a member of the European Consortium of Innovative Universities (ECIU) in October 2012.

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 University of Stavanger is situated in the most attractive region in the country, with some 300 000 inhabitants.

Stavanger is the oil and energy capital in Norway with a dynamic job market and exciting culture- and leisure activities. 'The interplay between the university and society and business is rich and diverse.

Academic life at the University of Stavanger is organised into three faculties, comprising a total of 14 departments/schools and two National Research Centres, as well as the Museum of Archaeology. The university also has a unit for lifelong learning called UiS Pluss.

Many of the externally financed research activities are performed in cooperation with our research institute - International Research Institute of Stavanger (IRIS).

Several other research centres are organised as consortiums of The University of Stavanger, IRIS and other actors.

Prekubator Technology Transfer Office is our tool for commercialisation of research ideas. The Stavanger Innovation Park (Ipark) is also located on campus, running incubator activities and helping new enterprises start up.

Two organisations, SiS and StOr (the student union), take care of the students’ welfare and rights.


  1. EUA
  2. European Consortium of Innovative Universities

Student life

Sport, nature experiences and other leisure activities are also part of the student life. Here you will find some information to enjoy your time at the University of Stavanger.

Nature life

There is much to discover for the nature lover. From beaches to high mountains – the Stavanger region is rich in nature and you can get fantastic experiences not far from where you live. Miles of beaches and their waves attract artists as well as swimmers and surfers, even from abroad. You can take a boat trip to the mysterious fjords which are located just outside the Stavanger peninsula. The famous Norwegian fjords are always a top destination for travelers. From Stavanger, you have easy access to the Lysefjord, which is famous for the spectacular Pulpit Rock and the Kjerag. Or maybe you want to take a drive to the varied top class ski terrain and slopes?

You can find more information at Region Stavanger and at the Norwegian Trekking Association in Stavanger.

SiS Sports Centre

SiS runs a sports centre which offers a full-size handball court, a climbing wall, a bouldering wall, a weightlifting /cardio area of 600 m2, two aerobic halls with a total area of 400 m2, a spinning hall of 100 m2, two squash halls, a kettlebell and TRX room, and a large sports performance room.

Opening hours (subject to change):

  • Monday–Thursday: 06:00–22:00
  • Friday: 06:00–21:00
  • Saturday: 09:00–18:00
  • Sunday: 09:00–20:00

SiS Sports Centre is located on campus, beside the Kjølv Egeland's building, and is the biggest in Rogaland county.

SiS Sports Centre offers various group classes, ranging from yoga and pilates to zumba, body pump, spinning, boot camp and so on. In addition, you can enjoy various special events, such as spinning marathons, zumba parties, various family events, and climbing courses. There is also a childcare service during the daytime.

The Student House

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.

Books and bookshop

SiS Bok is the university bookshop and is owned by SiS. It is located in the middle of the campus, in the Kitty Kielland's building. Here you can get all the books on your syllabus, study materials, and literature. The profits from the bookstore go back to you as a student as they are spent on reducing housing costs, better cafeterias and sponsorships for different student activities.


SiS runs 8 student cafeterias, 5 of which are located on the main campus and 3 at our satellite schools. Healthy menus, including vegetarian options, are available. The main cafeteria is located in the Kjølv Egeland's building. At the cafeterias you can buy anything from a light breakfast to a hot meal.

For opening hours check the SiS cafeteria website. Please note that the cafeterias are closed on Saturdays and Sundays.

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  • Tuition Fee:
  • Domestic students: $ 2.66k / year
  • International students: $ 5.32k / year
  • Ranking:
  • 517 StudyQA
  • Duration:
  • 2 years
    University of Stavanger logo
    • Tuition Fee:
    • Domestic students: $ 2.66k / year
    • International students: $ 5.32k / year
    • Ranking:
    • 579 StudyQA
    • Duration:
    • 2 years