University of Bergen Universitetet i Bergen (UiB) 


IAU Member


top General Information


Street:PO Box 7800


Post Code:5020


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UiB offers more than 300 courses taught in English for exchange students, including courses in Scandinavia Area Studies (courses taught at the Faculty of Humanities and the Faculty of Social Sciences). We offer approx. 30 master’s programmes taught in English (2 yrs). Residents of developing countries and Eastern Europe may be eligible for scholarship programmes of the Norwegian Ministry of Education (through the Quota Scheme). Norwegian language courses are taught each semester. For further information, foreign students should contact: [email protected]/ [email protected]/ [email protected]/ [email protected].

Institution Funding



Founded as Bergen Museum 1825, became University 1946. A State institution with a high international profile that emphasises basic research, research-based teaching and the development of academic disciplines. Financed by a grant voted by Parliament

Academic Year

August to June (August-December; January-June)

Admission Requirements

Secondary school certificate (examen artium) or recognized equivalent



Accrediting Agency

Ministry of Education and Research (Kunnskapsdepartementet); Norwegian Agency for Quality Assurance in Education (Nasjonalt organ for kvalitet i utdanningen – NOKUT)

Student Body


top Officers

Head : Margareth Hagen

Job title:Rector

Years of office:2021-

Senior Administrative Officer : Pinar Heggernes

Job title:Vice-Rector for Innovation, Projects and Knowledge Clusters

International Relations Officer : Benedicte Carlsen

Job title:Vice-Rector for Research and International Relations

International Relations Officer : Nina Gry Stein

Job title:Head of International Center

top Divisions

Centre : Geobiology

Fields of study:Natural Sciences, Technology

Centre : International Health

Fields of study:Health Sciences

Centre : Intervention Science in Maternal and Child Health

Fields of study:Community Health, Health Sciences, Paediatrics, Social and Preventive Medicine

Centre : Sciences and Humanities

Fields of study:Arts and Humanities, Natural Sciences

Centre : Women's and Gender Research

Fields of study:Gender Studies, Women's Studies

Faculty : Fine Art, Music and Design

Fields of study:Design, Fine Arts, Interior Design, Music, Visual Arts

More details:Nonsists of the former Bergen Academy of Art and Design and The Grieg Academy.

Faculty : Humanities

Fields of study:Archaeology, Arts and Humanities, Classical Languages, Comparative Literature, History, Linguistics, Literature, Modern Languages, Music, Philosophy

Faculty : Law

Fields of study:Law

Faculty : Mathematics and Natural Sciences

Fields of study:Astronomy and Space Science, Biological and Life Sciences, Chemistry, Computer Science, Earth Sciences, Marine Science and Oceanography, Mathematics, Meteorology, Natural Sciences, Physics, Statistics

Faculty : Medicine and Dentistry

Fields of study:Dentistry, Medicine

Faculty : Psychology

Fields of study:Educational Sciences, Psychology

Faculty : Social Sciences

Fields of study:Anthropology, Communication Studies, Economics, Geography (Human), Political Sciences, Social Sciences, Sociology

Research Division : Birkeland Centre for Space Science

Fields of study:Astronomy and Space Science

Research Division : Bjerknes Centre for Climate Research

Fields of study:Meteorology

Research Division : Cancer Biomarkers (CCBIO)

Fields of study:Medicine, Microbiology

Research Division : Centre for Research-based Innovation in Sustainable Fishing and Pre-processing technology (CRISP)

Fields of study:Marine Science and Oceanography

Research Division : K.G.Jebsen Centres

Fields of study:Diabetology, Health Sciences, Neurology, Psychiatry and Mental Health

More details:KG Jebsens Centre for Diabetes Research KG Jebsens Centre for Research on Neuropsyciatric Disorders KG Jebsens Centre for MS Research KG Jebsens Brain Tumour Research Centre

Research Division : Sea Lice

Fields of study:Marine Science and Oceanography, Molecular Biology

Research Division : The Michelsen Centre for Industrial Measurement Science and Technology (MIMT)

Fields of study:Marine Science and Oceanography

Research Division : UiB Global

Fields of study:Health Sciences, Natural Sciences, Social Sciences

top Degrees


Fields of study:Arts and Humanities, Dentistry, Design, Fine Arts, Health Sciences, Interior Design, Law, Mathematics and Computer Science, Medicine, Music, Natural Sciences, Performing Arts, Religion, Social Sciences


Fields of study:Arts and Humanities, Dentistry, Design, Education, Fine Arts, Health Sciences, Interior Design, Law, Mathematics and Computer Science, Medicine, Natural Sciences, Performing Arts, Social Sciences


Fields of study:Law, Medicine, Music, Psychology


Fields of study:Arts and Humanities, Dentistry, Health Sciences, Law, Mathematics and Computer Science, Medicine, Music, Natural Sciences, Social Sciences

Updated on 28-01-2021