Important information regarding COVID-19 and your admission to UiA
This page will be continually updated as the situation changes. Last update: 29 May 2020.
The global situation surrounding the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has impacted the higher education sector on a worldwide scale. Despite the uncertainty of the situation, the University of Agder (UiA) intends to welcome international degree-seeking students in the autumn of 2020 and is currently assessing different options on how to make this happen, in accordance with the measures implemented by the Norwegian National Authorities.
Travellers must expect the entry ban to Norway to apply until 20 August, but the government will consider whether more exceptions can be made. By 15 June, consideration will be given to open for leisure travel from the Nordic countries. By 20 July, consideration will be given to open for certain other nearby European countries.
Semester start at the University of Agder is 10 August. Teaching starts 12 August. Deadline for registration is 1 September.
Some study programmes have implemented online teaching, see the individual study programme. We recommend that persons who are unable to arrive by 1 September complete the autumn 2020 semester online and arrive at UiA for the spring semester, 6 January 2021.
For study programmes where online teaching is not available, lectures and coursework already given will normally not be repeated. You are responsible for obtaining the information provided at the start of the semester.
For applicants who have applied by 1 December 2019, the results of the applications will not be published before 12 May 2020. This information has previously been sent out to applicants corresponding to this group.
For applicants who have applied by 1 March 2020, the results of your application will be published on 30 May 2020, or 10 July if you are finishing a degree or language test this semester.
Study permit and travel to Norway
Travel to Norway is restricted at the moment. Most of Norway's visa application centers abroad are unfortunately closed until further notice, potentially causing difficulties both in applying for a residence permit and in obtaining an entry visa. We do not know how long the measures set by the government will be in effect.
UiA cannot guarantee that you will be able to travel to Norway. Please be advised that physically attending studies at UiA might not be possible if the current situation does not change. UiA is currently working on digital solutions if the situation does not change.
Normally, the deadline for obtaining a visa in time for semester start for applicants from countries outside EU/EEA is 31 May. Follow the updates on the coronavirus situation on the page of The Norwegian Directorate for Immigration (UDI) or contact UDI directly.
Applicants from countries outside EU/EEA will have to transfer a deposit (means of subsistence) the University of Agder deposit account. Information will be sent out once you have accepted the offer of admission.
Normally, international students are guaranteed housing. More information will come when you have accepted the offer of admission.
Semester start and lectures (autumn 2020)
The beginning of the autumn semester is planned to start on 10 August.
For some study programmes, a digital start-up and a later arrival in the autumn semester may be possible. More information on your study programme will come.
Since the situation is very uncertain, we offer you a chance to defer the offer of admission to the next autumn semester, 2021. If you wish to defer the offer due to the ongoing situation, please send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org explaining your situation. You will then receive information regarding the procedure for how to apply next year.