The Erasmus programme, and Erasmus student mobility in particular, has long been a cornerstone of internationalisation at UiB.
European students have made a mark on university life and on the city of Bergen since the 1990s, and a large number our students have been on an Erasmus stay at a European university. In the early years, there were more outgoing then incoming Erasmus students at the university, but this has changed, and we now receive far more students then we send out. The increase has been quite impressive in recent years, with our incoming Erasmus mobility increasing from 237 in 2003 to 516 in 2009. Together with other groups of incoming students, this makes the UiB the most international Norwegian university by far.
One of the reasons why so many choose UiB as their Erasmus destination is the number of courses taught in languages other than Norwegian, usually in English. Every semester, we offer between 150 and 200 such courses.
These students come from all over Europe, but Germany is the biggest single provider of students (186 in 2009). The universities that have sent us most students in recent years are Charles University (Czech Republic) with 12 in 2007 and Masaryk University (Czech Republic) with 14 in 2008.
In the last few years, UiB has sent out around 150 Erasmus students every year. Germany, Spain, France and UK are the big receivers of our students, and Freie Universität Berlin was the most important receiving university in 2008 (10 students).
Information on admission through the Erasmus programme
Last updated 11.1.2011