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Bergen Summer Research School

BSRS 2017

Practicabilities

Please read this before you submit your application.

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Semester start
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Eivind Senneset

Where is Bergen?
Bergen is the second largest city in Norway, facing the North Sea on the west coast. Although Bergen is often called the City of Rain, it certainly also has its share of sunny days. Summer temperatures range from 12 – 25 degrees (Celsius)

Due to its location on a peninsula between seven mountains, the city centre itself is not very big. All the same, it is a lively town with more than 30,000 students -- many of them from abroad. Bergen has an interesting cultural life and a pulsating night life.

Bergen is well connected to the rest of the world with direct flights from/to a number of central European airports and by railway (via Oslo). For more information about Bergen, see the City of Bergen Tourist Office

The Bergen Summer Research School 2017 will take place at the University of Bergen’s Law Faculty (Dragefjellet) in the city centre. Address: Magnus Lagabøtes plass 1 (map).

Please read about the academic level before submitting your application!

Registration fee

The registration fee for attending the Bergen Summer Research School is NOK 4,000 (approximately EUR 420 or USD 460 - follow link to check current exchange rate). The fee covers course materials, social events, lunch during working days, and a full-day excursion. You will also have full access to University Library and its online resources until the end of the year. The registration fee is due upon you receiving a letter of acceptance.

We offer a limited number of registration fee waivers and stipends (partial and full) which will be granted based on academic merit.

Applicants from the BSRS partner institutions (CMI, HiB, NHH, Uni Research and UiB) should seek to have the registration fee paid by their department.

Travel and accommodation

Participants not receiving stipends are expected to organise and pay for their own travel and accommodation. You are, however, welcome to stay at the Fantoft Student Village. This costs NOK 4,000. You may make a reservation for this in the registration form and the fee is due upon you receiving a letter of acceptance.

At the Fantoft Student Village, we offer single bedrooms with shared kitchen/bathroom. The kitchen is equipped with basic kitchen utensils, and each room comes with towels and linnens. There are facilities for washing clothes.

If you want to book your own accommodation, you will find lists of hotels and guesthouses on the City of Bergen web pages. Hotels in Bergen are generally fully booked in the summer, so make your reservation early!

All participants will receive a pass (Bergen zone) for busses and the light rail valid for the duration of the Summer School.

Visa to Norway, obligatory travel insurance and airport tax must be paid for by the participants themselves.

Stipends

We offer a limited number of stipends that wil be awarded based on the quality of your submitted abstract and academic background. Enter the required information in the application form and clearly state the reasons why you seek financial support.

Full stipend
To be eligible for full support (includes registration fee, air ticket, food vouchers and accommodation), you have to be a registered PhD candidate with an institution in one of these countries.

If granted, the BSRS secretariat will purchase the tickets for you and send them to you electronically. Travel costs accumulated in the applicants' home country will as a rule not be reimbursed.

Reimbursements for visa to Norway, obligatory travel insurance and airport tax will only be made in person after you arrive in Bergen, provided you bring original receipts. You are responsible for obtaining your own obligatory travel insurance.

Partial stipends
All applicants are welcome to apply for ONE of the stipends below.

Travel stipend
This will cover the cost of an international roundtrip air ticket; visa for Norway; and fees for obligatory travel insurance. The roundtrip air-ticket will be the cheapest and most direct route from the nearest international airport in your country to Bergen. You can apply for the stipend in the registration form.
If granted, the BSRS secretariat will purchase the tickets for you and send them to you electronically. Travel costs accumulated in the applicants' home country will as a rule not be reimbursed.
Reimbursements for visa to Norway, obligatory travel insurance and airport tax will only be made in person after you arrive in Bergen, provided you bring original receipts. You are responsible for obtaining your own obligatory travel insurance.
Accommodation stipend
All applicants are welcome to apply for a stipend covering the cost for a room at the Fantoft Student Village. You may apply for the stipend in the registration form.
Waving of registration fee
All applicants may seek to have the registration fee waived. Do so in the registration form.

Costs and currency

It may be useful to know that prices in Norway are among the highest in the world, not least when it comes to public transport, restaurants, and nationally produced merchandise in general.

The currency of Norway is Norwegian Kroner (NOK). Check updated exchange rates.

Meals

Lunches and coffee/tea breaks will be served every working day of the Summer Research School. This is covered by the registration fee. Also, some social events will include a light meal. Participants are themselves responsible for all other meals.