Why study in Norway?
As a student at the University of Bergen you can experience the best Norway has to offer, such as quality education and spectacular nature.
The University of Bergen is situated in Norway's second largest city. Our students love the fact that they can enjoy a bit of city life with plenty of cultural events and simultaneously make use of Bergen's unique opportunities for outdoor adventures.
Why choose UiB?
In 2016 the University of Bergen received an award for Excellent International Student Satisfaction, based on almost 16,000 reviews from international students. This is only handed to universities with an avarage rating of 9.0 or higher, the top score being 10.
The University of Bergen offers quality tuition free education to all students, whether they are from an EU/EEA/EFTA country or not. While Norway’s high quality of life goes hand-in-hand with a higher cost of living, the cost of living in Bergen is compensated for by benefits such as free education, quality health care, and ready access to the natural environment.
- Johannes from Germany was looking for an attractive city with good life quality and found UiB and Bergen.
- Iryna from Ukraine loves the positive and open culture at UiB
- Nelson from Nigeria was captured by Norway's lovely nature and small cities
What can you study at UiB?
We have around 25 two year master's programmes taught in English within the fields of humanities and aesthetic studies, medicine, natural sciences and technical subjects, social sciences and psychology. Here are five reasons for starting your master's at UiB.
High English language proficiency
Students from outside of Scandinavia, who are considering studying in Norway, may worry that the language barrier is going to cause difficulties. However, Norwegians in general have high English language proficiency, and learn English in school from the age of six. This means that most Norwegians are fluent speakers of English.
What's special about Norway?
Norway is known worldwide as a peaceful and safe democratic country that favours equality. Norway is also known to offer a high quality of life in many aspects. Here are few examples of areas where Norway stands out:
- Norway is ranked #1 on the Human Development Index (2015), and has been “the best country in which to live” more than 10 times United Nationals Development Programme, Human Development Reports
- Norway is ranked in the top 5 of the countries with the highest performing graduates: OECD Education at a Glance 2016
- Ranked #1 among residents who say they feel safe in their country
- Norway is among the top 3 countries in gender equality:World Economic Forum, Global Gender Gap Report, 2016
- Ranking 3rd in using ICTs to improve educational learning outcomes: World Economic Forum, Global Information Technology Report, 2015