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International PhD students with external financing

This information is only for international PhD students with external financing corresponding to the full support amount from the Norwegian State Education Loan Fund ( NOK 111 657 per year).

International PhD students that have been granted a student residence permit by UDI (Directorate of Immigration) can register and be given student status at the University of Bergen provided that they submit the following documentation:

  • Letter of approval of residence permit from the UDI.
  • Admission/invitation letter to the University of Bergen
  • Documentation of financing  

The documentation must be send to: studentconfirmation@uib.no

Please note that all students at the University of Bergen must complete their semester registration at the Studentweb and pay the semester fee every semester.

More information about registration and semester fee.

The semester fee invoice will not be automatically generated for PhD. students. You must therefore send an e-mail to studentconfirmation@uib.no in order to obtain it.

Please note that PhD candidates with an employer in Norway, must apply for a residence permit as a skilled worker. Researchers in this category will not be entitled to student status and benefits.