|Autumn Semester / Academic Year|
|Credits||20-25 UW credits|
|Eligibility|| Junior standing or above by time of
departure; min. 3.0 GPA
|Language||Instruction in English|
|Adviser||Mike Renes | firstname.lastname@example.org|
| Jan. 15 (Autumn Semester and Academic Year)
Spring Semester priority deadline
|May 15 (Spring Semester)|
|General|| Just like the city of Bergen, the University of
Bergen (UiB) has had an international outlook
since its foundation, and it is strongly
committed to international collaboration in
education and research.
| Where You Will Study
Expenses, Financial Aid, & Scholarships
|Visas||This country is part of the Schengen area. Please click here to learn more about important rules and restrictions for foreign visitors to this area.|
Where You Will Study
Bergen, the second-largest city in Norway, located on the mountainous west coast of the country offers a unique combination of vibrant cultural life and breathtaking experiences of nature. The city's green areas and tree-lined streets and lakes, as well as its spectacular setting between the mountains and the sea makes a visit to Bergen unforgettable.
This direct exchange is geared towards students who want to choose from a wide variety of courses taught in English and fully immerse themselves in the life and culture of Norwegian society and student life. The University of Bergen is renowned for research of outstanding quality, and for an excellent academic environment that challenges students personally as well as intellectually. Participants need a high level of personal maturity and independence.
The University of Bergen is a young, modern university located in the center of the city of Bergen. Internationally oriented since its foundation, the University of Bergen has had close cooperation with universities worldwide. As an international research university dedicated to advancing research, science and higher education. On the basis of its academic history and traditions, the University of Bergen sets its sights on the future. It focuses on basic research, PhD-training, research-based teaching and the development of academic disciplines.
The University's academic landscape is characterized by its great variety and breadth. Six faculties cover most of the traditional university disciplines: Humanities, Law, Mathematics and Natural Sciences, Medicine and Dentistry, Psychology and Social Sciences. Within these faculties there are over 60 different specialized departments, centers and institutes. There are also an increasing number of multi-disciplinary research centers, projects and units.
You can begin your search for courses right here:
University of Bergen course catalog
If you’re looking for a record of how courses from this institution have been transferred in the past, visit the course equivalency database to help you determine what foreign courses might satisfy your academic needs here at the UW.
For more information on how these courses will appear on your UW transcript, please visit: credits for exchanges
Exchange students at the University of Bergen are guaranteed housing as long they apply before the specified deadlines. Housing is typically a single room that in a student residence with a shared kitchen and/or bathroom.
Program Expenses, Financial Aid & Scholarships
As a participant of a university exchange, you pay an exchange fee equivalent to UW tuition (1.5 quarters of UW tuition for semester-long exchanges, and 3 quarters of UW tuition for academic year exchanges). Exchange fees are determined by UW residency status: in-state students pay an exchange fee equivalent to in-state tuition, and out-of-state students pay an exchange fee equivalent to out-of-state tuition. The exchange fee and IPE administrative fee are charged to your UW account and due by the UW tuition deadline for your term(s) of study abroad. You should also budget for additional expenses such as international airfare & transportation, books & course materials, visa & passport fees, study abroad insurance and personal expenses.
For the total estimated costs of this particular program, you may request a budget by filling out a Budget Request Form.
For more information about budgeting, financial aid, and scholarships for study abroad visit our page on Finances.
To apply for this exchange, click the "Apply Now" button and follow the prompts to create an application. After you create your application, click on each of the links on your study abroad application homepage and complete the remaining application requirements: questionnaires, material submissions, and electronic signature documents.
University exchanges may also require completion of a secondary application specific to the host institution. Instructions about this process will be provided to you by your study abroad adviser following your selection for the exchange.
See Applications and Recommendations for additional information about the application process and tips for recommendations.
See Withdrawal for UW program withdrawal policies.
After participating in a UW Study Abroad program, students are asked to complete a Program Evaluation Report detailing their experiences abroad and giving advice for future students. These reports cover all aspects of a student's time abroad, including orientation, academics, housing, finances, and cultural differences.
To see past students' evaluations for the University of Bergen Direct Exchange program, click on the link below.
There are currently no program evaluations for this program on file.
Note: student names and contact information have been crossed off for confidentiality reasons. If you would like to get in contact with a previous participant of this program, please inquire at the Study Abroad Office or email email@example.com.