How to apply for exchange

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

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Application Process Timeline


Here, we have compiled the important dates of UIB application process into a timeline, so that you can keep track of the various responsibilities you will need to take care of on your track to an exchange period at UIB.



Nomination period from partner institutions

15 March-15 April (except for Music)

Application deadline for nominated students

  • Register for restricted courses (except BA in Law)
  • Upload documentation in Søknadsweb
  • Complete your application in Søknadsweb
25 April
Application deadline for housing (with housing guarantee)10 May
Letter of Acceptance will be in published in Søknadsweb by10 June
Accept/decline offer of admission from UIB 15 June
Access to the online registration system Studentweb  20 June
Complete Learning agreement (Erasmus+ students only) 20 June or later
Cancellation deadline for housing 24 June
Apply for residence permit (only for non-EU/EFTA citizens)1 July
Application period for Norwegian language courses at beginner's level24 June - 31 July 
Application period for Norwegian language courses at intermediate level24 June - 1 September

Deadline for admitted students

  • Register as an UIB student
  • Register for exams
  • Pay the semester fee (if applicable)
1 September