From January 1 2017, Bergen University College, Sogn og Fjordane University College and Stord/Haugesund University College have merged to form Western Norway University of Applied Sciences.
We offer the following Master’s degree programmes taught in English:
Western Norway University of Applied Sciences offers the following PhD programmes:
In addition, the following PhD programmes are under development:
Strategic R&D activities are organized in programmes to promote high quality research in priority research areas. The centres act as driving forces in the development of the broader research programs. They also promote research-based education in all of the study programs offered at campus Bergen.
An important purpose of our research is to further develop and improve professional conduct, tasks and procedures which are relevant for our professional study programs. Our research includes studies of innovation, didactic practice and generation of new knowledge, and how implementation of new knowledge is handled by the professions.
Sammen: The student welfare organization
The student welfare organisation Sammen caters to your various needs as students. Sammen’s welfare services include housing, sport facilities, health refunds, psychologists, social counsellors, and kindergartens. You can also rent a cottage in the mountains, owned by Sammen. As an international student at HVL, you are automatically a member of Sammen. The membership includes benefits such as social counselling and refund of self-cost for medical consultations.
As an international full time student you may get an accommodation guarantee through the student welfare organization Sammen if you apply within the deadline and sign a contract starting from the beginning of the semester. If your courses start in the middle of the semester, and you do not want to sign a contract starting from the beginning of the semester, you can still apply for accommodation through Sammen, but without the guarantee. To apply you need a personal code that you will get from the International Office when you havebeen accepted as an exchange student.
HVL has libraries in Bergen, Førde, Haugesund, Sogndal and Stord.
Stord campus has modern learning facilities such as computer labs and fixed and wireless Internet access. All students have access to their own domain within the University of Applied Sciences' computer network. User access will be granted as soon as you have registered as a student with us.
The Student Welfare Organisation and Førde Municipality runs a free health clinic for students and young adults (20-25 years). The medical staff will assist you with questions regarding contraception, sexually transmitted diseases, pregnancy, abortion, and sexuality and sexual relationships only. All counselling, prescription of contraceptives and testing is confidential and free of charge.
About 30.000 students from over 110 countries make Bergen an international student city. Surrounded by 7 mountains and seated near the fjords, Bergen is one of the most picturesque cities in Norway.Campus Førde
The students choose to study in Førde because of the high quality study programmes on offer, the fantastic nature and vibrant student life.Campus HaugesundCampus life in Sogndal
Short distances between dorms, campus, activities and nature is the ideal recipe for utilizing your day as a student at Campus Sogndal.Campus Stord
The good life is waiting for you on Stord
Sogndal has a variety of options for indoor exercise. The fitness center “Idrettssenteret” has locations both at Campus and in the town centre. Idrettssenteret has an extensive variety of group lessons, as well as a 2000 sq. feet gym and a squash hall.
In the sports hall Sognahallen you may climb "The Wall", one of Norway's best indoor climbing walls. If you like swimming, you can go for a swim in the public swimming pool.
Not all universities have their own beach, park, student house, gym, sports arena and soccer field, but you will find all of this at Stord campus. And if you fancy a game of golf, the golf course is only 500 metres away.
In Bergen there is much to experience, regardless of whether you prefer culture or nature.Kronverket - The student house
Kronverket is home to student organizations and the student pub – Kronbar.Bergen Teknikersamfund (BTS)
BTS is one of the oldest student organizations in Norway, founded in 1877.The athletic union (HiBI)
Campus Bergen has its own athletic union with subgroups for outdoor and indoor football, volleyball, badminton, ski/off-piste, running and more.Study Bergen
Study Bergen is non-profit organization that caters to all students in Bergen.Hiking
Bergen is surrounded by mountains and fjords and many students take advantage of the possibilities offered for hiking and overnight trips in the area.
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