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University of Bergen

The University of Bergen (UiB) is a young, modern university. Most of its premises are concentrated in the heart of the city of Bergen. There are about 14,500 students, and 3,200 faculty and staff. UiB is constantly interfacing with the international environment in order to expand its borders and to explore the world. It is heavily involved in international co-operation in research and education. 

Bergen residents love to show off their beautiful and many-sided city. They are proud of Bergen’s shipping, trading, and cultural traditions. The city is like a spectacular amphitheater clambering up the mountain sides, overlooking the sea, embracing you. You can roam through living history in this modern city, the gateway to the wildest and loveliest fjords of Norway. Tradition, initiative, and drive have made Bergen one of Norway's most vigorous cultural cities. The old parts of town are living history, and the museums and galleries keep both art and the ancestral heritage alive. Bergen is known for Bryggen Hanseatic Wharf, the Fish Market, and surrounding mountains and fjords, such as the Hardangerfjord and Sognefjord. The city also hosts a wide variety of activities ranging from the fine arts to lively football matches at Brann Stadium. The city has one of the world’s oldest symphony orchestras, a professional ballet company, an exciting jazz and blues scene, repertory theatres, imaginative revues, and a wide choice of festivals.

Number of MAUI/AEN students you can accept during 2013/2014 Unlimited
Areas of study open for exchange students All except medicine.
Open undergraduate areas of study taught in English
Art History
Biochemistry and Biotechnology
Computer Science
Languages - Chinese
Languages - French
Languages - German
Languages - Spanish
Latin American Studies
Media Studies
Modern European Studies
Music - Performance
Political Science
Pre-Law or Law
Public Policy and Administration
Women and Gender Studies
Areas of study not available to MAUI/AEN students Medicine.
Incoming student contact person Sigrun Stefnisdotir
Title: Executive Officer
Tel: +47 5558 9425
Fax: +47 5558 9025
Outgoing student contact person Nedelina Naydenova
Title: International Relations & Study Abroad Coordinator
Tel: +47 55 58 89 66
Fax: +47 5558 9025
General university web site
International office web site Information for international exchange students:
Academic Calendar Autumn semester: week 33-51
Spring semester: week 2-24
Examination Period(s) this varies, but normally:
spring semester: May and June
autumn semester: November and December
Orientation session(s) First semester: week 33 (for the introductory week)
Second semester: week 1 (for the introductory week)
ECTS available Yes
Application deadline(s) for admission Autumn semester: 15 May
Spring semester: 15 October
Application material on the web site or paper copies only On web-site.
Course registration deadline(s) Web registration. Autumn deadline: 1 September
Spring deadline: 1 February
Enrollment in coursework/academic advising support : Are there special issues students should concern themselves with course registration? Any services available to assist in registration or course selection? Student orientation services are available also for exchange students.
Language requirements English
Language test certificate required? No
Preparatory language course for incoming students Not decided yet
Courses taught in English
Internships available? Normally not
Student jobs available/allowed? Allowed
Housing assistance
Cost estimates per month

total cost per month: 9440 nok --> 1127 euro. Please see the "Your Guide" brochure for more detailed information:

Optional on campus meal plan?(Y/N) Cafeteria services
Additional fees to pay No
Comparable health insurance coverage from abroad allowed/not allowed Allowed
Health facilities at the university No, but nearly all expenses for Medical consultations and hospitalisation are covered by Norwegian Health Security.
Summer courses available? No
Prior arrangements needed to secure visa before arrival in country? Visa not required for Australian citizens
Last update of this information 13.01.2014