University of Bergen


University of Bergen is a universitywide partner in Bergen, Norway.

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Academic calendar

Semester I: mid August – end of December
Semester II: early January – end of June

Orientation generally commences in the 2nd week of August for Semester I and in the 1st week of January for Semester II.

Exams take place in November/December for Semester I and in May/June for Semester II.

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B2 English: no certificate required, except for students within English language and literature (C1).

Areas of study open to exchange students
  • Humanities, Social Sciences and Law (nomination/registration at Faculty of Humanities).
  • Sciences: physics and technology, mathematics, chemistry, geophysics and informatics are all possible. Biology and geosciences are excluded from this agreement.
  • The following subject areas are not open for exchange students: Medicine, Dentistry, Fine Art, Design and Music Performance/Composition.

Some courses in other faculties may also have restrictions, information is given in each course description.

Courses at Master’s level


Language of instruction

English and Norwegian. UiB offers a large number of courses taught in English for exchange students. You can apply for courses taught in Norwegian if you are proficient in one of the Scandinavian languages (Norwegian, Swedish or Danish)

A Norwegian language course is available for all exchange students

Housing assistance

All UiB international students have the benefit of guaranteed housing provided that you apply from abroad and are attending UiB for one semester or longer. Read more

Estimated living costs per month

Average living costs are around 1150 EUR per month. (Estimate from 2022)

Detailed information


Normal study load per term in credits: 30 ECTS.

Grading system: A – F
Minimum pass: E

Number of places available

6 (sciences) + 6 (humanities, social sciences and law)


Selection was necessary in the past few years.

You are advised not to place this exchange destination as a second or third choice.



If you have any questions about this universitywide partner university, contact the universitywide International Office:

Asia & Latin America

Name: Ms. Clim Gorissen

North America & UK

Name: Ms. Cathelijne van Weelden

Australia, New Zealand, South Africa & Spain*

Name: Ms. Tessel Arendsen

* Universidad Complutense de Madrid and Universitat de Barcelona

Europe & Middle East

Name: Ms. Mandy van den Houten

General exchange questions

Names: Tamar Oderwald and Patrick Chan

Erasmus+ grant questions

The International Office can only help you with questions related to the content of your Learning Agreement and with signing documents on behalf of the Sending Institution.

For all other Erasmus+ grant related questions, please refer to the Erasmus+ grants for Studies page (scroll down to “Contact the Erasmus Office” to make an appointment) or send an e-mail to

For questions about faculty programmes and internships, contact the Faculty International Offices.

Phone availability

Phone: +31 (0)30-2531224
Office hours for calling: Monday and Thursday, 13:30-15:00

Make an appointment via Teams

We are available for appointments via Teams. If you have a question, use the calendar below to make an appointment.

If you are unable to make it to your appointment, please do not forget to cancel.