University of Bergen

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University of Bergen is an exchange destination for Utrecht University Bachelor and Master students of the faculty of Humanities in Bergen, Norway.

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General information for exchange students

Course information

Academic calendar

Semester I (Autumn Semester): approximately early August – end of December
Semester II (Spring Semester): approximately early January – end of June

Academic Calendar


Language requirement: a minimum language level of B2 (CEFR) in English is required.

Areas of study open to exchange students

Humanities. Subjects taught here include:

  • Communication and Information studies 
  • English Language and Culture
  • French Language and Culture
  • German Language and Culture
  • Gender Studies
  • History
  • History of Art
  • Islamic and Arabic Studies
  • Italian Language and Culture
  • Literary Studies
  • Linguistics
  • Media and Culture
  • Philosophy
  • Religious Studies
  • Spanish Language and Culture

Students may choose all courses at the faculty, but will only be admitted as long as they have the necessary prerequisites, described in the course list and if there are places available at the course. 

Courses at Master’s level


Language of instruction

English and Norwegian

Housing assistance

New international students admitted to the University of Bergen can apply for housing through the Student Welfare Organization (Sammen). International and exchange students have guaranteed student housing at SAMMEN

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Estimated living costs per month

Despite Norway’s high living costs, students are able to manage well on reasonable budgets. An estimate of an average student budget in Norway is about NOK 12.122 per month (~1000 EUR) for most expenses including housing, food, study materials, public transportation and activities.  

This information is subject to change. It is meant to be an indication. Costs may differ due to personal circumstances.

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Normal study load per semester: 30 EC

Number of places available

2 places

Additional information

It is possible to take Norwegian Language courses. More information.


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Do you have any questions about this partner university or about studying abroad? Contact the International Office of the Faculty of Humanities (details below).