How to apply for exchange

Your step-by-step guide on how to apply for exchange to the University of Bergen (UiB).

Step 3: Documentation & complete application

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Step 3: Upload documents & complete your application


Complete your application

Complete your application by uploading the required documentation to Søknadsweb. Applications that are incomplete or without the required documentation will be rejected. 

NB! Documentation must be uploaded as PDF or jpg files.

 Required documentation:

  • Passport
  • Transcript of records: Official document from your university indicating previously approved/passed courses and exams.
    • Must be in English or a Scandinavian language.
    • Must include a list of all completed courses at your home university or other intitutions at university level.
    • Master and PhD students must submit transcript(s) listing courses completed at both bachelor and master level.
    • Additional documentation (if applicable). See details below*.

You can make changes to your application (if needed) or upload additional documentation until the deadline 15 October.

Please note that there is no "submit button" in Søknadsweb.

Applicants required to upload additional documentation:

*Applicants from countries outside the EU/EEA and Switzerland, including UK citizens

One of the following documentations of sufficient funding must be uploaded to Søknadsweb (or Nomination web) by the student or home institution:

  • Confirmation from partner university about sufficient funding
  • Bank statement in your name which shows sufficient funding (in any currency as long as it is equivalent to the amount listed below)
  • Letter/confirmation that you will receive a scholarship/ grant/ student loan
  • Letter from parents where they confirm the relationship with you and that they will support your stay in Norway financially, together with a bank statement in their name

The amount applicants must document:

  • Staying for one semester (6 months): NOK 68 922
  • Staying for two semesters (10 months): NOK 126 357

Applicants in the following categories are exempted from documenting sufficient funding:

Applicants to courses in English Language and Literature (ENG-courses) at the Department of Foreign Languages

Students who apply for ENG-courses at the Department of Foreign Languages must document a minimum English language proficiency equivalent to C1 (CEFR).

In order to document your English language proficiency you must submit one of the following test:

  • IELTS: minimum 7
  • TOEFL:
    • Internet-based test (iBT): 90
    • Paper-based test (PBT): 560
  • University of Cambridge examinations:
    • First Certificate in English: Grade A
    • Certificate in Advanced English: Grade C
    • Certificate of Proficiency in English: Level C1
  • ETS - TOEIC Listening and Reading Test:
    • TOEIC Listening: 490
    • TOEIC Reading: 455
  • Online Linguistic Support (OLS): Level C1

Native speakers of English are exempted from documenting their English language proficiency.

Applicants to courses at the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences

All applicants to courses at this faculty must submit a list of courses in progress (only if these are not included in your transcript of records).

The reason why we request to have a list of courses in progress, is to ensure that the applicants get admission to courses at UIB based on their previous knowledge. 

Applicants to the Faculty of Fine Art, Music and Design

Applicants to Fine Art and Design studies must also submit:

  • Portfolio of work samples:
    • 6 – 10 works.
    • You are free to choose media and content.
  • Letter of motivation:
    • Maximum 1 page.
    • Master level applicants must define his/her own independent artistic project in the motivation letter.
  • Brief CV:
    • Maximum 1 page.

Applicants to Music - performance/composition:

  • You must apply in the EASY online application system by 1 March.
  • You must submit all the required application documents and audition material via this application form.
  • If you are offered admission or you are on the waiting list, you will be added to UiB's application system in April/September (depending on when you will start your exchange).

Applicants to regular courses taught in Norwegian (NOT Norwegian language courses)

You can apply for courses taught in Norwegian if you are proficient in one of the Scandinavian languages (Norwegian, Swedish or Danish).

You must document your proficiency in a Scandinavian language by uploading:

  • Transcript of records (from high school or university level) which shows that you fulfill the language requirements, or
  • Your passport (Norway, Sweden, Denmark)

Click Done to complete your application, or Save if you have made changes