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At the University of Bergen, everyone is welcome to apply. At the moment we do not have a special admissions program for refugees from Ukraine. When applicable, any relevant information about this will be available on our web page.

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International applicants from Ukraine who have applied for master’s degree studies within the given deadline will have their applications considered, and will receive an answer to their applications as stated on our web page.

International applicants applying for studies through NUCAS (Norwegian Universities and Colleges Admission Service), must follow the guidelines and application deadlines as stated on their web page.

Summer Language Course: English for Academic Purposes

The University of Bergen is starting a new English for Academic Purposes (EAP) course. This EAP course has been designed to assist those of you who have intermediate proficiency in English. We would like to help you further develop your language skills so you will be able to follow English course instruction at our university in the 2022 fall semester.

Applicants will be asked to sit a placement test on May 27th to assess your proficiency in English. 

The main focus of the course is to help develop your knowledge of academic English, practice critical thinking skills and to gain an understanding of the Norwegian educational system. 

This is a summer course that will last 11 weeks and will include one obligatory task and a final exam. Completion of the course does not qualify students for ECTS but has been designed to make starting university studies at the UiB in the fall easier.

Admission requirements:

  • Completed higher secondary school
  • Status as refugee
  • Passed assessment test at UiB (applicants will be invited to this test)

 Course details:

  • Start: Tuesday, May 31st
  • Lectures: Tuesdays and Thursdays
  • Seminar groups: Mondays
  • Time: 14.15 – 16.00
  • Place: To be announced

Apply here within May 25th 

Summer Language Course: Short Introductory Course in Norwegian Language

The University of Bergen will this summer offer the course NOR-INTRO: Short Introductory Course in Norwegian Language. This NOR-INTRO course is designed to assist those of you who have no proficiency in Norwegian. 

This introductory language course focuses on vocabulary connected to topics such as introducing oneself and others, study, food, clothing, accommodation, weather and familiar situations and events.

The course focuses to a large extent on oral language skills. Students will practice basic Norwegian phrases and pronunciation, and they will be able to have simple conversations in Norwegian about their daily life. Students will also practice reading and writing simple texts and listening to spoken Norwegian. 

Admission requirements:

  • Completed higher secondary school
  • Status as refugee

 Course details:

  • Start: Monday, May 30th or Tuesday, June 7th
  • Duration: 4 weeks
  • Hours in total: 36 hours
  • Lectures: 3 times a week (days TBA)
  • Seminar groups: To be announced
  • Time: 9-12 or 11-14
  • Place: To be announced

Apply here within May 25th

 

Q&A

1. Is it possible to transfer to a study programme at UiB?
It is not possible to transfer to a UiB study programme. Students must be granted admission to a full programme before they can apply for recognition of previous studies. 

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2. Does UiB offer any undergraduate study programmes for international applicants?
Unfortunately, UiB does not currently offer any undergraduate study programmes (including professional programmes such as medicine) specifically for international applicants. All our undergraduate programmes are taught in Norwegian and requires Norwegian language proficiency. UiB does not offer qualifying language courses.

If you want to apply for undergraduate studies in Norway, you must follow the guidelines on the NUCAS (Norwegian Universities and Colleges Admission Service) website.

3. Where can I find guidelines to apply for a master’s programme?
If you want to apply for a master’s programme you may follow the guidelines on our website. You will also find an overview of master's programmes offered in English and admission requirements.

For programmes starting in August 2022 the application deadlines are:

  • 1 December 2021 for applicants from outside the EU/EEA.
  • 1 March 2022 for EU/EEA applicants

Contact

In order to provide you with the most accurate and updated information, we kindly ask you to contact us through the following form.

Contact Form Ukrainian Applicants