Important information regarding COVID-19 and your admission to UiA (spring 2021)
This page will be continually updated as the situation changes. Last update: 9 October 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) welcomed international degree-seeking students in the autumn of 2020 and is expecting to receive more students in the spring of 2021, in accordance with the measures implemented by the Norwegian National Authorities.
The Norwegian Government has lifted their entry restrictions for international students, making entry into Norway possible for EU/EEA students, and for students from non-EU/EEA countries who have been granted a residence permit as a student in Norway.
(More information on study permits still to come)
Arrival in Norway
Anyone arriving in Norway from abroad must be in quarantine for 10 days, with the exception of specified countries in Europe with low COVID-19 transmission. This means that you must limit your contact with other people and stay in your room as much as possible. You are still allowed to go to the supermarket or pharmacy and take short walks outside, but make sure that you keep distance (at least 1 meter) from other people.
If you test negative for COVID-19, you will still need to complete the 10-day quarantine.
If you feel unwell during the quarantine, please contact us immediately so that we can assist you in taking the necessary precautions: firstname.lastname@example.org
The spring semester start at the University of Agder is 4 January 2021.
Some students who were unable to arrive by 1 September 2020 and are attending the autumn semester online are expected to arrive at UiA for the spring semester.
For study programmes where online teaching has not been made 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.