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  • Locations: Bergen, Norway
  • Program Terms: Fall, Spring
  • Restrictions: TXSTATE applicants only
  • Dates / Deadlines
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Program Type: Exchange Language of Instruction: English, Norwegian
Academic Field: Anthropology, Art, Biology, Business, Chemistry, Economics, Geography, Geology, Health and Human Performance, History, International Studies, Liberal Arts, Mathematics, Music, Philosophy, Physics, Political Science, Psychology, Sciences, Sociology, Technology Undergraduate/Graduate: Graduate, Undergraduate
Application Fee: 250
Program Description:

University of Bergen
University of Bergen

The University of Bergen (UiB) is an internationally recognized research university. Academic diversity and high quality are fundamental for us. UiB is the most cited university in Norway.
Surrounded by mountains and seated near the fjords, Bergen provides unique opportunities for outdoor adventures. Hiking can begin at your doorstep, several mountain trails are walking or busing distance from the Sentrum (city center), including Fløyen. 
There are seven faculties at UiB and there are a total of 16 400 students at the university. Around 1 550 of these are international students. They offer 25 study programs at master’s level as well as nearly 400 courses for exchange students taught in English.

University Website
Website for International Students


Bergen is a city and municipality in Hordaland on the west coast of Norway. The city center and northern neighborhoods are located on Byfjorden and the city is surrounded by mountains. For this reason, Bergen is known as the city of seven mountains. Many of the extra-municipal suburbs are located on islands. The city is an international center for aquaculture, shipping, offshore petroleum industry and subsea technology, and a national center for higher education, tourism and finance. The city's main football team is SK Brann and the city's unique tradition is the buekorps. Natives speak the distinct Bergensk dialect. The city features Bergen Airport, Flesland, the Bergen Light Rail and is the terminus of the Bergen Line; Bergen Port is Norway's busiest. Four large bridges connect Bergen to its suburban municipalities. 


Areas of study open to undergraduate exchange students

All areas of study are open except clinical rotation courses at the Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry (except when otherwise specified in the exchange agreement).

Course Offerings/Syllabi

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Language Requirements

Courses are taught in English so there are no language requirements. Exchange students have the option to take the Short Introductory Course in Norwegian Language and Culture that is especially suited for exchange students who wish to acquire basic knowledge of the Norwegian language and culture. Completion of the NOR-INTRO course is awarded with 7.5 ECTS credits, and most students will be able to combine this with their other courses.

Important Dates




Program Dates: August 10th - December 20th January 5th - June 20th
Exam Period(s): November/December May/June

*Please note, these are estimated dates and are subject to change. For the most updated information, please visit the host university website.


Estimated Monthly Costs of Living in Norwegian Krone (NOK):

  • Housing: 3000
  • Meals: 3000
  • Local transportation: 415
  • Additional fees: Course Materials: 1600-3500; Semester fee: 590
Despite Norway’s high living costs, students are able to manage well on reasonable budgets. An estimate of an average student budget in Norway is about NOK 10 400 per month (2016) for most expenses including housing, food, study materials, transport and activities.  The following are approximations of common student costs:
  • Single room student housing: NOK 3000
  • Student bus card (one month): NOK 470
  • Textbooks (one semester): NOK 1600-3500
  • Dinner (student cafeteria): NOK 55-100
  • Dinner (inexpensive restaurant: approx. NOK 120-160
  • Cinema ticket: approx. NOK 120
  • Semester fee: NOK 590
Student membership for SiB training (one semester): NOK 1100



Most of the exchange students staying for one semester will be offered a room to share with one other student in the autumn semester. If you know of another student you wish to share a room with, you can indicate this in SiB's application form.
All UiB international students have the benefit of guaranteed housing provided that they are applying from abroad and are attending UiB for one semester or longer.

For more information, please visit the University’s Housing Website 

Helpful Links

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Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2025 10/15/2024 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.