University of Bergen
The Faculty of Law at the Universitetet i Bergen counts approximately 2400 law students. The faculty offers legal education of a high academic level in almost every area of law. However, the faculty has particular expertise in criminal law. A number of courses are offered in English.
The university and faculty are located in the heart of the city of Bergen. Students can therefore take full advantage of the city's vibrant center and many cultural activities. But the breathtaking fjords and mountains of western Norway are also within easy reach. The city offers a unique blend of beautiful nature, vibrant cultural life and high quality academic education.
Deadlines for nomination:
Apply for nomination to the International Office Law before 1 March in order to be included in the first nomination round of the next academic year (for both first and second semester exchange) After the first round selection takes place on a 'first come first serve' basis.
(Nomination deadline at the partner: 15 May for first semester, 1 November for second semester)
Each year, six students may go on exchange to Bergen for one semester.
B2 is the minimum level of English proficiency recommended by the university for taking courses. Students who are proficient in a Scandinavian language can also take courses in Norwegian. Free Norwegian language courses are offered during the semester.
Exchange students may choose from a wide range of courses, including master's courses. Available courses can be found on this website.
Housing is guaranteed by the university to exchange students, if they apply before the deadline. Read more about application and deadlines on this website.
"Hoewel Noorwegen erg duur is, is het de moeite meer dan waard. Het betaalt zich op ongekend veel manieren terug. Bergen is omgeven door zeven bergen en het is de toegangspoort tot de fjorden. Noorwegen heeft een beeldschone natuur en de vakken aan de Universiteit van Bergen vertegenwoordigen de alom bekende hoge kwaliteit van het onderwijs in Scandinavië."
First semester: August - December
Second semester: January - June
See semester dates
Finances (on average):
Travel expenses: € 350,- (300-400)
Living Expenses (rent included): € 900,- (600-900)
(The Norwegian government recommends €1,000 (8900 kroner))
Rent: € 350,- (250-400)