The University of Bergen is located in Bergen, Norway. Although founded as late as 1946, academic activity had taken place at Bergen Museum as far back as 1825. The university today serves more than 14,500 students. It is one of eight universities in Norway, the other seven being the University of Oslo.
The academic profile of the University of Bergen has two major focuses. One is marine research - the city of Bergen is considered to be one of the largest marine science centres in Northern Europe. The other is global development research, and the university has earned a distinguished reputation both in Norway and abroad for its excellent, result-driven collaboration on research and education with universities in developing countries.
Many organisations offer scholarships or grants. Some of these might help you to study for a Master at University of Bergen!
The University of Bergen offers a variety of counselling and advising services, both academic and non-academic. You will find information on how to register as a student on the StudentWeb, to access the computer facilities at UiB, to get information on scholarships and the rules and regulations that applies at the UiB.As a student at the University of Bergen you are automatically a member of the Student Welfare Organisation (SIB). You become a member upon payment of the semester fee, which is also required in order to register for exams. Short term exchange students are exempted from paying the semester fee.
Your choice of accommodation varies from guesthouse to hotel standard. You can book your accommodation via the registration form.
If you have your own lap top, you can use the wireless Internet at Club Fantoft, the Bergen Light Rail (Bybanen), or at one of the many cafés in the city centre which offers free wireless Internet. If you use Eduroam at your home university, you can also access wireless internet on campus
Bergen is an important cultural centre in its region and in Norway, maybe best known for hosting the annual Bergen International Festival (Festspillene i Bergen). The city is home to the Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra, which was founded in 1765 and is one of the world's oldest orchestral institutions. The orchestra performs regularly at the 1,500 seat Grieg Hall. The city is also home of the Bergen Woodwind Quintet, which is made up primarily of principal winds of the Bergen Philharmonic. Bergen was a European Capital of Culture in 2000.Other main cultural events include Borealis,Nattjazz, Lost Weekend Festivalen and Bergenfest (formerly Ole Blues).
Outdoor ActivitiesPlease be advised that the weather in the mountains can be unpredictable. The Norwegian Trekking Association has written a mountain code which everyone should take the time to read.
The University of Bergen is one of three Norwegian universities accredited by the US Department of Education. That means that, for more than twenty years now, it has been possible for American students wishing to study at the University of Bergen to apply for financial support from the American student loan programme (FFELP) under the US Department of Education.
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