Apply for single courses

Find courses and apply as a refugee residing in Norway to study this autumn semester.

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Courses offered

In the course list you will find a detailed overview of all the courses available for refugees the spring semester 2024.

Course list - Spring semester 2024

Admission requirements

  • Completed upper secondary school / high school
    • Document this with a higher secondary school certificate, high school diploma, and/or documentation of higher education at university level
  • A minimum of one year (60 ECTS) of higher education -
    • Document this with a transcript of records
  • Status as a refugee living in Western Norway
    • You will find information about how to document refugee status in the application portal
  • English language proficiency at B2 level

All documents must be translated to English or a Nordic language.

Submit your application and we will guide you through the admission process and contact you if any documents are missing in your application.

How to apply

If you have a Norwegian ID number, register a MinID user before you apply.

Apply by the application deadline 10 January.

Log in to Søknadsweb, fill in required personal information, and apply for the programme "Single courses for refugees". 

If you do not receive your ID number in time to apply, or experience other issues when applying, please contact us by submitting a query to the admission's office.   

Selecting courses

Not sure which courses or how many credits you should apply for? Find tips and advice in the information below.

Course types - open and restricted

UiB offers two different categories of courses to refugees:

Open courses

  • May be taken across different faculties and departments.
  • Faculty approval is not required.
  • Previous knowledge may be required (check course requirements).

Restricted courses

  • Some courses may require previous academic knowledge, please read the course description pages for detailed information. Faculty approval is required.
  • Single courses at the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences require secondary school specialisation in mathematics and natural sciences OR relevant specialisation in mathematics and natural sciences at university level.

Please note: 

  • You can take courses at more than one faculty, provided that you meet the required/recommended previous knowledge for the courses.
  • The relevant faculty/department will consider whether you can be accepted to restricted courses during the application process, or if you can be granted admission later.

Course descriptions explained

Key content in the course descriptions:

  • ECTS credits: Tells you how many ECTS credits you are awarded for each course. A full work load for one semester is 30 ECTS credits in total.
  • Teaching semester: Tells you whether the course is taught in autumn and/or spring.
  • Course code:
    • 100-level: Bachelor's level courses.
    • 200-level: Can be included at both bachelor's and master's level.
    • 300-level: Master's level courses.
  • Number of semesters: Tells you if a course runs over 1 or 2 semesters.
  • Language: Tells you which language the course is taught in.
  • Resources:
    • Schedule: Tells you when there are lectures and seminars/workshops. The schedules are released on 1 June for the autumn semester, and 1 December for the spring semester.
    • Reading list: Lists the course literature for the current semester.
    • Exam information: Tells you the exam date(s) for the course.
  • Select semester: To make sure you get the most recent information, you can choose autumn 2023 in the menu on the right.

Check for overlapping schedules/exams

Course schedules and exam dates

Before you choose your courses, check the course schedules and exam dates in the course descriptions to make sure that the classes and exams for your courses do not overlap. These are published on 1 June (autumn courses) and 1 December (spring courses) every year.

Regular workload per semester

A full semester workload in Norway is equivalent to 30 ECTS credits.

We recommend students to plan for approximately this number of credits per semester, but it is possible to sign up for more than 30 ECTS credits.

UiB campus locations

When you choose courses, consider which campus they will be taught at and your schedule.

The City Campus

These faculties are all located in the city centre, within walking distance from each other.

The Møllendal Campus

Located in Møllendal, outside the city centre

The Health Campus

Located at UiB's health campus at Årstadvollen, outside the city centre and close to the Haukeland University Hospital.

For more information on how to get around campus, see Arrival and directions page.