Study in Norway
Study in Norway and you can experience the best our country has to offer, such as quality education and spectacular nature. See the variety of programmes and courses taught in English at the University of Bergen.
The University of Bergen is situated in Norway's second largest city. Our students love the fact that they can enjoy a bit of city life with plenty of cultural events and simultaneously make use of Bergen's unique opportunities for outdoor adventures.
Why choose UiB?
In 2016 the University of Bergen received an award for Excellent International Student Satisfaction, based on almost 16,000 reviews from international students. This is only awarded to universities with an average rating of 9.0 or higher, on a scale up to 10.
The University of Bergen offers quality tuition-free education to all students, whether they are European Union/European Economic Area citizens, or not. While Norway’s high quality of life goes hand-in-hand with a higher cost of living, the cost of living in Bergen is compensated for by benefits such as free education, quality health care, and ready access to the natural environment.
- Johannes from Germany was looking for an attractive city with good life quality and found UiB and Bergen.
- Nelson from Nigeria was capivated by Norway's lovely nature and small cities
What can you study at UiB?
We have roughly 25 two-year master's programmes taught in English within the fields of humanities and aesthetic studies, medicine, natural sciences and technical subjects, social sciences and psychology, as well as fine art, music and design.
Curious of how you can benefit from taking your master's here? See our five reasons for starting your master's at UiB.
High English language proficiency
Students from outside Scandinavia who are considering studying in Norway may be concerned that there will be a language barrier. However, Norwegians generally have very high English language proficiency, and learn English at school from the age of six. In fact, most Norwegians are fluent speakers of English.
- Our international students were positively surprised by the high English language proficiency in Norway
What's special about Norway?
Norway is known worldwide as a peaceful and safe democratic country that favours equality. Norway is also known to offer a high quality of life in many aspects. Here are a few examples of areas where Norway stands out:
- Norway is ranked #1 on the Human Development Index (2015), and has been “the best country in which to live” more than 10 times according to the United Nations Development Programme (Human Development Reports)
- Norway is ranked in the top 5 of the countries with the highest performing graduates: OECD Education at a Glance 2016
- Ranked #1 among residents who say they feel safe in their country
- Norway is among the top 3 countries in gender equality:World Economic Forum, Global Gender Gap Report, 2016
- Ranking 3rd in using ICTs to improve educational learning outcomes: World Economic Forum, Global Information Technology Report, 2015