University of Bergen


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

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Academic calendar

Semester I: 2nd week of August – 3rd week of December
Semester II: 1st week of January – 3rd week 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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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.
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.