University of Bergen


University of Bergen is a Science partner in Bergen, Norway. This agreement is based on the field of Natural Sciences: Mathematics, Physics, Computing Sciences and Chemistry. 

Field of study

Bachelor and master in Natural Sciences: Chemistry, Computing Sciences, Mathematics & Physics

Please note: Geology and Biology courses are not open for exchange students. 

It is possible to apply for restricted courses at other departments/faculties, but make sure that you meet the previous knowledge required. You will find the details in the course descriptions online. Please note that many restricted courses, specially at the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences have limited capacity and therefore, qualified students nominated on an exchange agreement in a relevant subject area will be prioritized.

  • You can take courses at more than one faculty, provided that you meet the required/recommended previous knowledge.
  • The relevant faculty/department will consider whether you can be accepted to restricted courses during the application process, or if you can be granted admission later.
Number of places available

2 places in total per year 

Selection may be necessary 

Student experiences

Not available yet. 


Why study in Norway

General information for exchange students

Course information

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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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Courses at Master's level


Bachelor students can apply for master courses, however, please note: admission to courses at masters level cannot be granted unless the student have previous knowledge and the required academic background. We advise you to check the course required knowledge before applying.

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

The World of UiB

Every year close to 1,000 new international students arrive in Bergen. Most arrive in the autumn, but about 250 arrive for the spring semester. Meet some of them in this video.

Contact information

The International Officer of the Faculty of Science is Noor Weelink. 


Questions? Please make an (online) appointment below.