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

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Step 3: Upload documents & complete your application

Exchange

Upload your documents

Required documentation (must be uploaded as PDF or jpg files):

  1. Passport/National ID card.
  2. Transcript of records: Official document which shows previous approved/passed courses and exams at university level.
  • Must be in English or in a Scandinavian language.
    • Alternatively you can upload your original transcript together with a translation. You may translate it yourself with an official stamp from your university.  
  • Master and PhD students must submit transcript(s) listing courses completed at both bachelor and master level.

Additional documentation (if applicable). See details below.

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Citizens from countries outside EU/EFTA are required to upload documentation of funding

You have to document funding by uploading one of the following documents to Søknadsweb:

  • Confirmation of funding issued by home institution.
  • Bank statement in your name which shows sufficient funding (in a currency equivalent to the amount listed below).
  • Letter/confirmation that you will receive a scholarship/ grant/ student loan.
  • Letter from parents confirming relationship with the applicant stating if they will provide financial support for the exchange period in Norway. A bank statement in their name must also be attached.

The amount to be documented: 

  • Students staying for the autumn semester 2022 only: NOK 58.585.
  • Students staying for two semesters (2022/2023) or longer: NOK 128.887
  • Students staying for the spring semester 2023 only: NOK 70.302

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

If you apply for ENG-courses at the Department of Foreign Languages you must document a minimum English language proficiency equivalent to C1 (CEFR) by submitting one of the following tests:

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)

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

Applicants to courses at the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences

To ensure that you get considered to the courses that you are applying for at the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences, you should upload a list of courses in progress if these are not included in the uploaded transcript of records.

Admission to restricted courses cannot be granted unless you have previous knowledge and the required academic background.

Applicants to the Faculty of Fine Art, Music and Design

Applicants to Fine Art:

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

Applicants to Design:

  1. Portfolio of work samples:
    • 6 – 10 works.
    • You are free to choose media and content.
  2. Letter of motivation:
    • Maximum 1 page.
  3. Brief CV:
    • Maximum 1 page.
  4. Project description (Master level applicants only)
    • Maximum 2 pages.
    • Topic and area that the design project aims to explore.
    • Motivation for executing the project and societal relevance of the procject.
    • Objectives and main questions of the project.
    • How you intend to carry out and present the project.

Applicants to Music - performance/composition:

  • You must apply in the EASY online application system by 1 March.
  • All the required documentation and audition material must be submitted throught EASY online application system.
  • If you are offered admission, you will be added to UiB's application system in April/October (depending on when you will start your exchange).

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

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

You must document your proficiency in a Scandinavian language by uploading one of the following documents:

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