Courses for Exchange Students

The University of Bergen offers a large number of courses taught in English at undergraduate and postgraduate level.

Course descriptions

In the course descriptions you will find information about

  • 100-level: bachelor's level courses.
  • 200-level: may be included at both bachelor's and master's level.
  • 300-level: master's level courses.
  • Pre-requirements: Check if the courses have any pre-requirements. 
  • ECTS credits: A full work load for one semester is 30 ECTS credits. We recommend that you choose a few extra courses in your application.
  • Autumn or spring semester: Check which semester the courses you wish to apply for are taught.
  • Course schedules will be published in December.

Questions about courses? Use the contact information listed in the course description.


                              List of courses


Norwegian language courses

Exchange students may apply for admission to a Norwegian language course. These amount to 10-30 ECTS credits and have mandatory attendance throughout the semester.  

All applicants in the category ‘agreement and programme students and degree students’are entitled to one Norwegian course during their stay at the University of Bergen. The Norwegian language courses are given in addition to degree courses and are not a sufficient basic for admission to the University of Bergen.


Courses in English grammar and literature

Exchange students who wish to take English courses (course code starting with ENG) must follow the instructions on the website Applicants to ENG-courses.


Courses in mathematics and natural sciences

Many of these courses have field trips, lab work etc. and therefore have limited capacity. 

The Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences may offer additional courses that you only can apply for after semester start (January/August).