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Exchange students/short term students admitted to the University of Bergen for one semester,  can apply to extend their study period with one additonal semester. Only students admitted to UIB in the autumn semester can apply for extension to the following next semester (spring).

It will no longer be possible to apply for extensions beyond two academic year (from spring to autumn semester).

The maximum period of admission for exchange students/short term students is limited to maximum one academic year (two semester). This applies regardless of your student status and whether there were two non-contiguous periods.

Extension for erasmus + student must be included in the total number of nominated students.

Deadline for the autumn semester 2024 is 1 June*.

* No extension will be given beyond this deadline. 

Conditions: 

  • Be an exchange student in the following categories: Bilateral, EEA/Norway grants, Erasmus+, Nordplus.
  • The extension must be included in the total number of nominated students. This is specially important for admission to restricted courses.*
  • Official confirmation of extension issued by home university is required. Must be signed by your university's Erasmus coordinator. 
  • Have a satisfactory study progress equal to a semester workload of 30 credits. Extensions are subjected to courses availability and overall study progress. 
  • Competence development within relevant field of study should be the main purpose for extension. 
  • Application for extension to take Norwegian courses, will not be processed,

*Please note that if the number of nominations exceed the number of students/places agreed between our institutions,  we will request the student’s home institution to prioritize their students. If priority is given to new students, application for extension will be denied.
We do not accept Free-movers.

NON-EU/EEA students must apply for study progress report, if extension of student status is granted.

Application deadlines:

Extensions are possible only from the autumn semester directly to the following spring semester

Starting from the spring semester 2025,  it will no longer be possible to apply for extensions beyond two academic year (from spring to autumn semester).

  • Spring semester: 15 October*

* No extension will be given beyond this deadline. 

Please observe that the University Centre in Svalbard (UNIS) have different deadlines.

Period for application:

You can apply for an extension in these periods:

Spring semester: 15 September to 15 October.

Documentation must be uploaded with the deadline.

Students will be informed by 10 July/10 December of the outcome of their application.

Applications for extension cannot be processed earlier and are subjected to availability and study progress. Please observe the deadlines! 

How to apply/documentation requirements:

  1. Find courses (max. 4) you plan to take in the course list for exchange student*
  2. Official confimation of extension issued and signed by the erasmus coordinator at home institution. 
  3. Extension must be included in the total number of nominated students. This is specially important for admission to restricted courses at the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences.
  4. Apply online for the extension within the deadline and upload the official confirmation of extension.

Application for extension to take Norwegian courses, will not be processed. Norwegian courses are given in addition to degree courses and cannot form the basis of the student stay at UIB. These courses are given on a first-come first-served policy and therefore, we cannot guarantee admission.

Please note that applications without the official confirmation of extension from home university will not be processed!

If your application is granted an updated letter of extension will be sent by e-mail within 10 December/ 10 July.