UiB-students: Questions and answers about the coronavirus
The UiB campus closed for students. UiB has shifted to online classes/teaching. Please check Mitt UiB for further information and updates for your subjects/study programme.
Covid-19 and protective measures for students
Before you enter UiB's campus and buildings, you must complete UiB's e-learning course in infection prevention. The course is obligatory for students and staff.
How will the semester startup take place?
Due to the current situation with the coronavirus, semester startup will most likely be different from previous semesters. We will keep you updated on our webpages for new students and through email.
I am a new international student at UiB. What do I need to know?
Before showing up at UiB's campus, you must complete an e-learning course in infection prevention.
Campus and access to buildings
Covid-19 and protective measures at UiB
Reopening of the university
The University of Bergen reopened for students and staff on June 15. The opening of the university requires compliance to current advice and guidelines for infection control.
Employees and students who suspect they may have been in contact with infection or who have symptoms of respiratory infections should stay at home in accordance with current regulations.
Is the University Library open?
The University Library opened for students and staff on June 22. All with employee- or student-card access to the buildings will have access to the libraries from this date. Rules and protective measures for infection control are still in place.
Classes and examination
I have to stay at home with my children. Which rules apply in terms of study progression and examinations?
UiB will, as far as possible, try to make arrangements for students to maintain study progression and have their exams taken. Please contact your faculty for information on special arrangements concerning your examination and teaching.
I have been put in quarantine, how can this affect my studies?
If you are prevented from attending the exam or compulsory activity due to the quarantine given by a doctor, the same rules apply as for a sick leave. You may also be entitled to sick leave if a doctor considers you to be isolated because you may be infected with the coronavirus.
Read more: Illness and examination
How will teaching/tutoring and examinations be organised?
Travelling and international students
I have applied for exchange at UiB. How do I relate?
Due the COVID-19 pandemic and the entry restrictions to Norway, the University of Bergen has made the difficult decision to cancel all inbound exchange in the Autumn semester 2020 for applicants coming from countries outside the EU/EFTA area.
The University of Bergen is planning to welcome students from EU/EFTA and Great Britain for the autumn semester of 2020. This does not apply to clinical rotation at the Faculty of Medicine which has been cancelled. Read more about exchange at UiB for the autumn semester 2020
I am a non-Norwegian citizen on exchange from UiB abroad. How should I relate?
If you are a non-Norwegian citizen on exchange from UiB abroad, please follow the travel advice given by your home country. Read more information about student exchange here
I have been traveling outside Norway. What should I do?
Is it dangerous to travel by city rail, bus, train, plane?
You are advised to limit your use of public transportation as far as possible. Read more about travel advice from The Norwegian Ministry og Foreign Affairs
Infection and quarantine
What should I do if I am afraid that I may be infected, but I am not sick?
Good hygiene practices are important, even if you do not feel ill. To prevent infection, avoid coughing or sneezing directly at others, and when possible, keep 1-2 meters away from people with respiratory illness. You should also try to cough/sneeze in a paper towel (which is thrown afterwards) or in the arm hook. Good hand hygiene, both in the sick and the healthy, is important to prevent transmission of infection. Wash your hands frequently and thoroughly with soap and lukewarm water, especially when you have been out with people. Hand disinfection is a good alternative if hand washing is not possible.
I am a student at the Faculty of Medicine. Which specific advice will apply for me?
If you are a student at a health profession education and have practice or clinical teaching at a health institution / clinic / pharmacy or otherwise are in contact with patients, you should in this context consider yourself a health professional and therefore follow the advice given by The Norwegian Institute of Public Health and UiB to health professionals. Please check Mitt UiB for updates from your faculty.
I am a Ph.D. candidate currently taking classes and courses at UiB. How should I relate?
Please check Mitt UiB for further information on changes made for your classes. The University is working to find good alternative solutions for examination. If you have further questions, please contact the Info Centre at your Faculty.
What happens with disputations?
It has been decided that all disputations at the University of Bergen shall be defended digitally during the COVID-19 outbreak. Read more about this here: All disputations to be defended digitally