University of Stavanger

University of Stavanger

The University of Stavanger has an innovative and international profile and constitutes a driving force in the development of knowledge and change processes in society.
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The University of Stavanger (UiS) on the South West Coast of Norway is situated in the most attractive region in the country, with some 300,000 inhabitants. UiS has an innovative and international profile, and is a driving force in knowledge development and in the process of societal change.

Academic life at the University of Stavanger is organised into six faculties comprising various departments/schools and National Research Centres, as well as the Museum of Archaeology. The university also has a unit for lifelong learning.

PhD Education at the UiS

The PhD education at UiS is divided into 11 PhD studies, each of which spans a wide range of diciplines. The studies are organized under 4 PhD programmes. The PhD program is a three-year research education which you can apply for admission after completing a Master’s degree. The education includes relevant courses equivalent to about six months of study, a dissertation based on independent research, participation in national and international research environments, relevant academic communication, a trial lecture and public defence.

Welcome to Stavanger

Stretching along the north-west peninsula of Scandinavia, Norway offers a stunning coastline, beautiful fjords and rugged mountains. The Stavanger region is vibrant and progressive with picturesque natural surroundings. Rogaland County is found on the south-west coast of Norway.

From the language, where to live, what to see and what to do, to your family’s wellbeing and more. All these factors are of paramount importance once you have decided to move to Stavanger, whether for a limited period or maybe forever. UiS will strive to extend a warm welcome to you and make you feel right at home!


Academic life at UiS
Academic life at the University of Stavanger is organised into six faculties, comprising a total of 13 departments/schools and two National Research Centres, as well as the Museum of Archaeology.



Moving to Stavanger
The city of natural highs surrounded by beautiful fjords, mountains, and long, white beaches, Stavanger also boasts an impressive assortment of museums and cultural events.



Social welfare and health care
Norway is often referred to as a welfare state. This means, firstly, that the state and local authorities have a responsibility for ensuring that all Norway’s inhabitants have access to certain fundamental goods, such as schools, the health service and income in the form of benefits or social security if they are unable to work.

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