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University of Bergen

4.7 out of 5 (62 ratings / 41 reviews) Bergen, Norway
The University of Bergen (UiB) is an internationally recognised research university. Academic diversity and high quality are fundamental for us. UiB is the most cited university in Norway.

Master's Programmes

Humanities (3)
Business & Management (2)
Arts, Design & Architecture (1)
Engineering & Technology (1)





Our mission is to contribute to society through our expertise acquired through excellent research, education, dissemination of knowledge and innovation.

The faculties and the University museum represent our most important knowledge arenas.

We shall profile the relevance of research and education. Controversy and dissemination of knowledge are a prerequisite for developing academia and a democratic society.


The University of Bergen has been, is now and shall continue to be an international research university in which all activity is based on academic freedom and curiosity-driven research.

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University Ranking

QS World University Rankings by TopUniversities
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World University Rankings by Times Higher Education
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Academic Ranking of World Universities by Shanghai Jiao Tong University
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Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report
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Student services

We arrange a Welcome Programme each semester for all new international students. Throughout the Programme we will introduce you to different aspects of being a student in Bergen and Norway through practical information and entertaining lectures. This is also an excellent opportunity to meet other new students, as well as UiB staff members. You can also visit our International Centre or your own faculty information centre if you have any queries what so ever. As a student at the University of Bergen automatically become a member of the Student Welfare Organisation (Sammen). You become a member when you pay the small semester fee (currently NOK 590), which is also required in order to register each semester.

Housing services

All UiB international students have the benefit of guaranteed housing with the Student Welfare Organisation in Bergen (Sammen).

Library services

The University Library is a public research library at the University of Bergen which is organized directly under the university board and the university director. The main task of the library is to provide information and documentation services for research, teaching and dissemination at the University of Bergen.

ICT services


Medical services

Norwegian health policy aims to ensure that everyone, irrespective of their personal finances and where they live, has access to good health and care services of equal standard.

Student Life

Campus life

The university campus in Bergen is for the most part located in the city centre, which gives you a unique opportunity to make use of the city in between your studies. 

Sports facilities

The main task of the Student Welfare Organisation (Sammen) is to support your well-being during your time as a student in Bergen. Sammen exists to keep students safe, healthy, and cared for. You can relax and focus on your studies knowing Sammen has your needs covered!

  • Training: Training centers, group classes, personal training, swimming, climbing and more! Become a Sammen gym member for a nominal fee.

Student clubs

  • Sports and outdoors
  • Student media
  • Religious groups
  • Music, choirs and orchestras
  • Student democracy
  • Politics and society
  • Culture and event organisers
  • Pubs and clubs



Student Reviews

Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

Bergen is a nice city with a good student life. It also has a strong economics community with some of Norways top professors. However, I found that the teaching was one-dimensional and there was a lack of emphasis on critical thinking and discussion in the economics courses.

Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

Everything worked very well. The nature was amazing.

The mysterious unknown land for better future
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

The university resides in a beautiful place and the study environment is perfect and students can explore and enhance knowledge to a great extent not only in relation to academics but also can enjoy a great cultural difference in fantastic environments. I advice fellow students to discover their future in a different view with full of spirit and ecstacy

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