University of Bergen

Bergen
Norway

Language of instruction

Norwegian
English

The University of Bergen (UiB) is an internationally recognised research university and the most cited of all Norwegian universities. More than 1,800 international students from all over the world study at UiB, representing roughly 11% of the total student population. UiB offers more than 300 courses for exchange students taught in English.

UiB's main campus is located close to Nygårdshøyden in the heart of Bergen, just a short distance from cafes, sports halls, parks and shops.

Semester dates

UQ Semester Host Semester Dates
Semester 1 Semester 2 (Spring) January–June
Semester 2 Semester 1 (Autumn) August–December

View the UiB academic calendar.

Guides and additional information

UiB has online resources to get more out of your exchange:

Campuses

UiB has 2 campuses with courses open to exchange students:

  • Nygårdshøyden (Main Campus)
  • Årstadvollen (Dentistry, Medicine and Health-care campus)

Exchange deadlines

May 31 for Semester 1 of the following year.

October 31 for Semester 2 of the following year.

Student testimonials

Full-time study load

30 ECTS credits per semester at UiB is equivalent to 8 UQ units.

Minimum academic requirements

You will need a minimum cumulative GPA of 4.5 to study at UiB.

Find courses

Search the Credit Precedent Database to find courses offered by your host university that have been previously approved for credit at UQ. The database should be used as a general guide only. 

Search the UiB course catalogue if courses do not appear in the database.

List of Law courses taught in English - course profiles can be found here.

Study areas taught in English

Undergraduate
Economics
Mining engineering
Nutrition science
Anthropology
Development
English
English literature
Music
Philosophy
Political science
Religion
Sociology
Information technology
Computer science
Law
Chinese
French
German
Italian
Linguistics
Spanish
Psychology
Animal studies
Biological sciences
Biomedical science
Chemistry and biochemistry
Earth sciences
Environmental studies
Mathematics and statistics
Microbiology
Physics
Postgraduate
Computer engineering
Software engineering
Communication, digital media and PR
Development
Music
Philosophy
Public policy
Sociology
Computer science
Law
French
German
Linguistics
Spanish
Psychology
Biological sciences
Biomedical science
Biotechnology
Chemistry and biochemistry
Earth sciences
Environmental studies
Mathematics and statistics
Microbiology
Physics

Course restrictions

3rd year UQ undergraduate Psychology students can apply to take postgraduate psychology courses.

Additional academic information

Exchange deadlines

May 31 for Semester 1 of the following year.

October 31 for Semester 2 of the following year.

Accommodation

UiB offers guaranteed housing to all international students via cooperation with the Student Welfare Organisation (Sammen). Find out more on UiB’s Student Housing webpage

Cost of living

Living in Norway can be quite expensive, however, can be affordable to students. UiB provides an estimate of an average monthly student budget while studying in Bergen.

Financial support

A range of funding for student exchange including scholarships, grants and loans are available to UQ students.  

Insurance

Students approved to participate in the Student Exchange Program are automatically covered by UQ’s Travel Insurance for the country of their host university only.

For more information, read the Student Travel Insurance Policy Summary on UQ’s Travel Insurance web page (login required).

If you plan to travel outside of your host country, you should purchase additional insurance.

All international students must have valid health insurance while in Norway. Students may be entitled to a voluntary membership in the National Insurance Scheme. UiB provides information for international students looking to organise their health insurance.

Exchange deadlines

May 31 for Semester 1 of the following year.

October 31 for Semester 2 of the following year.

Organise your visa

It is your responsibility to ensure you have the correct visa for the country where you will be studying. As UQ Abroad is not a visa-issuing authority we cannot provide visa advice.

UiB provides visa and immigration information for incoming exchange students.

Contact the Royal Norwegian Embassy for more visa information.

Travel risk levels

The University of Queensland cannot and does not allow UQ Abroad students to travel to any country with a risk level of 3 (Reconsider your need to travel) or above, as assessed by the Australian Government.

If a country's risk level changes to 3 or above, UQ Abroad programs to that country are suspended until the risk level improves.

Find out the risk level and travel advice for your host country on the Smartraveller website.

Register your travel plans

We recommend that you register your travel plans on the Smartraveller website so that the Australian Government can contact you or your family in an emergency.

Non-Australian citizens should register with their closest consulate.

Exchange deadlines

May 31 for Semester 1 of the following year.

October 31 for Semester 2 of the following year.