How to apply for exchange

Your step-by-step guide on how to apply for exchange to UiB.

Step 4: Upload documents & complete your application


Complete your application

Complete your application by uploading the required documents on Søknadsweb. Without the required documents your application will be rejected.

NB! The documents must be uploaded as PDF or jpg files.

Documents required for all applicants

  • Transcript of records in English or Scandinavian language
  • Passport or national ID card

Applicants required to upload additional documents

Click Done to complete your application, or Save if you have made changes.

Note that even if you have completed your application, you will still be able to make some changes and upload additional documents yourself until the deadline 15 October, if needed.

Applicants from non-EU/EEA/EFTA countries

Documentation of funds

Applicants or partner universities must upload a document which shows how the applicant plans to finance his/her stay in Norway to Søknadsweb (or to Nomination web). This document can be a:

  • Confirmation from partner university about sufficient funding
  • Bank statement in the applicant's name which shows sufficienct funding (in any currency as long as it is equivalent to the amount listed below)
  • Letter/confirmation that the applicant will receive a scholarship/ grant/ student loan
  • Letter from parents where they confirm the relationship with the applicant and that they will support his/her stay in Norway financially

The amount applicants must document

Academic year 2017/2018:

  • Staying for one semester (5 months): NOK 53 170
  • Staying for two semesters (10 months): NOK 111 657

Applicants exempt from this requirement

Confirmation in your Letter of Acceptance

Exchange students from non-EU/EEA/EFTA countries must document that they can finance their stay in Norway to the Norwegian Directorate of Immigration (UDI) when applying for a study permit. UDI accepts the Letter of Acceptance from UiB as valid documentation of funds, if UiB includes a statement confirming that the student has sufficient funds to finance their stay in Norway in the letter.

UiB therefore requires all exchange students from non-EU/EEA/EFTA countries to submit documentation of funds with their application for admission to UiB by the application deadline, as this will simplify the application process for a study permit to UDI.

Applicants to Fine Art and Design

Additional documents required:

Applicants to Fine Art and Design studies must submit additional documents with their application.

Portfolio of work samples

  • You are free to choose media and content.

Letter of motivation

  • Maximum 1 page
  • Master level applicants must define his/her own independent artistic project in the motivation letter.

Brief CV

  • Maximum 1 page

Applicants to Music - performance/composition

Applicants to Music performance and Music composition must apply in the joint international application form by 1 March every year.

Applicants to regular courses taught in Norwegian (NOT Norwegian language courses)

You can apply for courses taught in Norwegian if you are proficient in one of the Scandinavian languages (Norwegian, Swedish or Danish).

You must normally document your proficiency in a Scandinavian language by either uploading your passport (Norway, Sweden, Denmark) or transcript of records (from high school or university level) which shows that you have studied one of these languages.