Arrival and Directions
Arrival information for new students to UiB.
We want to help your arrival go smoothly.
Arriving in Bergen
Step 1: Arrival
For directions from Flesland Airport or Bergen’s Train Station to the Sammen Information desk in the Student Centre
Step 2: Check-in
Students staying at any SAMMEN student accomodation can pick up their key at the Sammen Information desk from 2 January at 08:00 o'clock.
The Sammen Information desk is located at the Student Centre in the city centre (Parkveien 1).
Check the opening hours of the Information desk on Sammen's website.
Please note that the University of Bergen does not offer key assistance help, so if you are not able to collect your keys within SAMMEN openings hours, you will have to find alternative accommodation:
Step 3: Finding your accommodations
After picking up your keys at the Sammen Information desk, you can continue on to your accommodations:
- For directions from the city centre to Fantoft Student Hostel.
- For directions from the city centre to Alrek Student Hostel.
The most affordable way to travel from the airport is via public transit through Bergen Light Rail (bybanen) Skyss or Flybussen. Using Flybussen to travel from the airport costs more than using bybanen (Skyss), however the travel time is faster.
Information on using public transit on your first day in Bergen is available in the PDF directions above. You can also see our Getting around Bergen page for general information about public transportation in Bergen.
If you have a lot of luggage or have arrived so late that public transportation is not running, you may wish to get a taxi. Taxis are usually parked outside the airport terminal.
Confirmation of arrival
If you are an exchange student and need to have a Confirmation of Arrival form or Learning Agreement signed, please visit your Faculty Information Centre.
Attend the Welcome Programme
Attending the Welcome Programme provides valuable practical and cultural information; we hope to see you there!
You will receive registration guidelines by email from the International Admission Team in the middle of June. Feel free to begin your registration process as soon as you like, but remember to be mindful of both general and course-specific deadlines.
Checklist for new students
Please have a look at the checklist for new international students. It describes the procedures that are necessary to complete in order to study at UiB.
Get a jump-start on making connections by joining our Facebook group, UiB International Students 2018/2019. Please note that our Facebook group is only open to international students enrolled at UiB.
Arrival after 4 January
We welcome you to participate in any remaining parts of the Welcome Programme even if you arrive after 4 January.
If you will arrive in Bergen after the Welcome Programme, there are a number of details to attend to.
Contact the faculty
Consult the faculty/department(s) where you plan to study. They can determine if you’ll miss any required components. Please also note that UiB’s Norwegian language courses have mandatory attendance and lectures start from 21 January.
Make sure you are meeting registration deadlines
We want you to get into all the classes you need, so make sure you don’t miss registration deadlines. Pay attention to general and course-specific deadlines. You will receive registration guidelines by email from the International Admission Team in December.
Notify Sammen Housing
Visit the International Centre when you arrive
When you arrive at UiB, you should visit the International Centre for guidance regarding the checklist for new international students, how to find your way around campus, and to get your UiB tote bag.
|2 January 08:00||Starting date for Sammen's housing contracts|
|4 January||Welcome Programme|
|Week 2-3||Start of lectures at most of the faculties*|