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Stavanger is the undisputed oil capital of Norway. The University of Stavanger’s excellent reputation for petroleum education and research has attracted students both from Norway and all over the globe. The University of Stavanger is proud to announce the commencement of the Master of Science in Offshore Technology in autumn 2007. We are targetting English-speaking engineering students from all over the world, and particularly from countries with an offshore petroleum industry or related industrial areas.

Make Your Choice – Seize Your Future!
Candidates with a Master’s degree in Offshore Technology will be qualified to participate in developing and implementing new technology, methods and principles for the offshore petroleum industry above sea bottom. The study programme gives the candidates a basic background in mathematical science and basic engineering subjects, which will be applied within one of four different specialisations:
-Asset Management
-Environmental Engineering
-Risk Management
-Subsea Technology

The programme also covers general principles and methods, which will give students the tools to meet and solve challenges at an advanced engineering level, also outside the area of specialisation and in cooperation with experts from other fields.

Career opportunities
Upon completion of a Master of Science in Offshore Technology, candidates are well qualified for positions in offshore petroleum industry as well as for many attractive positions in the traditional onshore industry.
Candidates who have successfully completed the Master of Science in Offshore Technology can qualify for doctoral study (PhD) within the same area at the University of Stavanger.

Should you have further questions after reading carefully this website, please feel free to send a mail to offshoremaster@uis.no

None of the public universities or university colleges in Norway have tuition fees as they are state funded organizations. However, there is a yearly fee of about NOK 1200 ($170 US). Our programme is fortunate to have external funding that covers some scholarships for living expenses.

Financing your studies
Although the university does not charge tuition fees, is it important to bear in mind that the The Directorate of Immigration requires that applicants for a Norwegian resident permit (student visa) must be ensured subsistence for the period to which the application relates. Since only a limited number of scholarships are available, applicants should be prepared to apply as self-financing students. All applicants should be able to document financial means equivalent to full funding by the State Educational Loan Fund at the current rate. For the academic year 2005-06 this amounts to NOK 80,000 that is intended to cover living expenses. This does not include your airfare to and from Norway but should include all costs once you arrive here (food, housing, books, entertainment, excursions, etc.). With good budgetting skills, this amount should be more than sufficient.

The Quota Scheme
The number of scholarships available under this scheme are very limited, and are addressed exclusively to candidates from institutions with formal collaboration agreements with the University of Stavanger. Please contact your home institution to find out if there is such an agreement in place. More information on the Quota Scheme can be found here

Visas and residence permits
Once you have received your Letter of Acceptance, you may start the procedure of applying for the student visa. This process should not be initiated until you have your admission letter from the University of Stavanger in hand. The letter will be issued in due time for the visa processing.
Students from the EU/EEA countries staying for more than three months are required to apply for a residence permit from the Police Authorities. Students from the Nordic countries, do not need a residence permit.

Students from other countries need a visa and/or residence permit before departure. Students are advised to contact the nearest Norwegian Embassy or Consulate for application forms and information on visa procedures. More information regarding visas/residence permits can be found on the website of the Norwegian Directorate of Immigration (UDI).

Cost of living
Norway is one of the most expensive countries in the world and it is difficult to know how much a student is likely to spend during a year. However, as a student you can access discounts and significantly reduce your expenses. Manage your budget well and you can enjoy a wide range of activities. Student housing starts from ca NOK 2000/month (approxUSD300/EUR250).

None of the public universities or university colleges in Norway have tuition fees as they are state funded organizations. However, there is a yearly fee of about NOK 1200 ($170 US). Our programme is fortunate to have external funding that covers some scholarships for living expenses.

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