VID Specialized University

Stavanger, Norway
VID Specialized University is a value based and ecclesiastical anchored scientific university with high academic ambitions for education and research, and societal and ecclesial relevance.



January 1, 2016 Diakonhjemmet University College, Haraldsplass Deaconess University College, Betanien University College and School of Mission and Theology merged and became VID Specialized University


Research and development is one of the university college's strategic areas, and research form the basis for research-based teaching.

Master's Programmes

Humanities (2)
Social Sciences (1)


Library services

The library at VID Betanien in Bergen is located in the building next door to the university. Here we have a sofa, computer on loan, fussball, reading room and group rooms. The list for group room booking is hanging outside the room itself.

Student Life

Campus life

The university has 4 campuses:

  • VID Bergen
  • VID Oslo
  • VID Sandnes
  • VID Stavanger


VID Specialized University is recognized by the European Commission through the Erasmus charter for higher education, 2014–2020. Erasmus charter for higher education is VID's platform for quality in exchange and mobility cooperation with international higher education institutions.

Other Degrees