Six reasons to study at UiB

World-class scientists, city campus, programmes and courses taught in English. We give you six good reasons to become a UiB student.

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Eivind Senneset

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1. Learn from world-class scientists 

Our lecturers are also researchers. Many of them are among the international elite in their academic fields. 

2. Choose from a wide range of courses taught in English

We offer 25 master's programmes (2-year) as well as more than 350 courses for exchange students taught in English.

3. Join an innovative university

UiB offers excellent facilities: well-equipped auditoriums, laboratories and computer labs. UiB takes pride in innovation and early adoption of modern technologies for students and staff, and we are leading in Norway when it comes to using digital examinations.

4. Benefit from our housing guarantee

We are proud to offer a housing guarantee to all international applicants meeting set deadlines. The Student Welfare Organisation in Bergen (Sammen) also offers health care, career and counselling services as well as sports activities and cafés.

5. Study in the heart of beautiful Bergen 

UiB's campus is integrated into the fabric of the city. Most of UiB's faculties, libraries and study halls are located close to Nygårdshøyden in the heart of Bergen, mingled among cafés, sports halls, parks and shops. 

6. Enjoy Norwegian informality

Our students find that it’s easy to approach professors, interact with our staff and connect with other students on equal terms due to our egalitarian Norwegian culture. We think that an informal learning environment benefits both our students and our staff.