Important information regarding COVID-19 and your admission to UiA (spring 2021)
This page will be continually updated as the situation changes. Last update: 11 December 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 both degree-seeking students and exchange students in January 2021, in accordance with the measures implemented by the Norwegian National Authorities.
We would like all students to arrive on the 4th or the 5th of January 2021 but will accommodate you if you arrive at a different time.
Anyone arriving in Norway from abroad must present a certificate of negative COVID-19 test which must have been taken less than 72 hours before entry. Valid test methods are the standard PCR-based analysis or the rapid antigen-based test. The documentation must be issued in Norwegian, Danish, Swedish, English, French or German. Please take into account the the Covid-19 test when you make your flight bookings.
There are currently no international flights arriving at the airport of Kristiansand (Kjevik) so you will most probably travel through Oslo or Bergen, or arrive at Oslo Torp. You can continue your onward travel to Kristiansand, where you will be quarantined in a hotel for 10 days. UiA will pay for the individual share of NOK 500 per day per person. The hotel will provide three meals per day.
EXCEMPTION: If you have had Covid-19 during the last 6 months before entry to Norway, you are excempt from quarantine rules. You need to present a positive PCR test taken during the illness. An antibodies test is not acceptable. You will be able to move straight in to the student accommodation upon arrival to Kristiansand/Grimstad. The student accommodation is available from 14:00 on the 4th January 2021.
Please register your arrival in Kristiansand by completing this form. Any dietrary needs will be communicated to the hotel.
If you feel unwell during the quarantine, please contact us immediately so that we can assist you in taking the necessary precautions: email@example.com
The spring semester will start on 6 January 2021. During the first 10 days, most international students will be in quarantine and the lessons will be online. We will also carry out orientation and other activities online.
Study permit and travel to Norway
UDI has confirmed that they will assess all applications received by 1st December in time for semester start. For application form and more information, go to the page of The Norwegian Directorate for Immigration (UDI) or contact UDI directly.
Semester start and lectures (spring 2021)
The expected arrival dates are the 4th and the 5th of January. The teaching will begin from 6th January.