University of Bergen

The University of Bergen is a research university with an international profile that emphasises basic research, research-based teaching and the continuous development of academic disciplines.

The University of Bergen has earned a reputation as Norway’s most international university with over 30 years of experience in building relationships and cooperating with universities in many parts of the world. More than 1,600 international students from all over the world are studying at UiB this year, representing roughly 11 percent of the total student population. The University of Bergen offers study and research opportunities in the humanities, social sciences, natural sciences, psychology, medicine, dentistry and law. We have a particularly strong tradition within the fields of marine, climate and development research. UiB offers more than 300 courses for exchange students taught in English, and more than 30 of our master’s degree programmes are taught in English.

City: Bergen
Approximate semester dates:

Semester 1 (Autumn): August-December
Semester 2 (Spring): January-June


Language of instruction: Norwegian, English
Full time load equivalent: 30 ECTS per semester

Fields of Study Available:

This is not an exclusive list of the disciplines available. 
Disciplines listed here can provide a full-time load of study. (In English) 
All other available courses can be found in the course catalogue.


Humanities & Social Sciences:

Technology Communications
Nordic Literature & Culture
Norwegian Language & Culture
International Studies
Political Science

Science & Health Sciences:


Business & Law:


Note: Law at Bergen is offered at a Postgraduate level; undergraduate students are able to take these courses, however we recommend talking to your academic advisor before persuing this option to see if it is right for you.


Humanities & Social Sciences:

Political Science

Science & Health Sciences:



Political Science



Biomedical Science
Earth Sciences
Molecular Biology


Computer Technology & Information

Business & Law:


Courses taught in English

Master's degree programs in English

*Postgraduate Psychology courses can be taken by advanced level (3rd year) UQ undergraduate Psychology students.

Please note that the options listed on this webpage should be used as a guide only. Additional discipline areas may be available. For current information about fields of study, course selection and language proficiency requirements, please check the host university's website.

Restricted Fields of Study:  TBA
Approximate living expenses:

NOK 9,800 per month

Cost of living breakdown

Accommodation: $500 AUD per month

Accommodation - guaranteed for exchange students.

Travel pass: $80 AUD per month

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Additional information:

Fact Sheet

Fact Sheet for Faculty of Law 


What our students say about University of Bergen
Hannah: University of Bergen (Semester 1, 2008) Hannah: University of Bergen (Semester 1, 2008) Bachelor of Social Science/Arts