Faculty of Law

European and Global Collaboration

The Faculty of Law has a dynamic and wide international relations network.

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The Faculty of Law has more than 150 international partners on a faculty level.

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The Faculty of Law is strongly committed to international collaboration in research and education, and we are continuously working to maintain, and to develop new, collaboration agreements with the best law schools and law faculties around the world. 

We strive to make studies abroad available to our students, and to bring students from all over the world to our faculty to offer an international campus for those of our students who do not go abroad. 

Our students and researchers benefit from more than 150 international partners on faculty level, in addition to benefitting from the University of Bergen’s many institutional partnerships.  

Why do we want our students to go broad?

Among the students graduating with a Master of Law degree from the University of Bergen over the last decade, between 40 and 50 % had spent a semester or a year abroad as part of their studies.

We firmly believe that a semester or year abroad broadens the students’ perspectives, gives valuable knowledge about foreign law and legal cultures and provides the students with an international network which will be valuable in their future careers. Also, while learning about foreign law and legal cultures, the students simultaneously increase their understanding and awareness of special characteristics of Norwegian law and legal culture.

Through the five-year Master's program in Law, we want our students to learn to collaborate with lawyers from other countries. When our students graduate, they shall be able to understand and benefit from foreign lawyers' perspectives on common legal challenges, in addition to contributing with Norwegian perspectives. Future lawyers should also be able to communicate legal analyses in writing and orally in English, or possibly another foreign language, and studies abroad are an important means to this end. 

Participation in European and International Networks

The Faculty of Law is a member of several European and International networks with the aim of enhancing international collaboration and sharing of knowledge and best practices. 

The Faculty of Law was also a member of the Caen-Würzburg network until the network was dissolved in 2023. 

Student Exchange and Study Abroad Partners

(up to date as of December 2023)

Below, we have listed the study abroad and exchange partners of the Faculty of Law. You can read more about the partners both on faculty level and institutional level on the University of Bergen's website for exchange agreements (norwegian only). 



  • Dalhousie University
  • The University of Western Ontario


  • American University Washington College of Law, Washington DC
  • Fordham University
  • Mitchell Hamline School of Law
  • Penn State Law
  • University of California College of the Law, San Fransisco
  • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • University of Minnesota
  • Washington University, St. Louis



  • China University of Political Science and Law, Beijing
  • China Foreign Affairs University, Beijing
  • Fudan University, Shanghai
  • Peking University, Beijing
  • Renmin University of China, Beijing
  • Shandong University, Jinan
  • Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai
  • Tsinghua University, Beijing

Hong Kong

  • Chinese University of Hong Kong
  • City University of Hong Kong


  • National Law University Delhi


  • Tel Aviv University


  • Koc University



  • Johannes Kepler University Linz
  • Karl Franzens University of Graz
  • University of Innsbruck


  • Brussels Free University
  • Ghent University
  • KU Leuven
  • Université Catholique de Louvain
  • Université de Liège


  • University of Central Lancashire


  • University of Rijeka
  • University of Zagreb

Czech Republic

  • Charles University, Prague    
  • Masaryk University, Brno


  • Aalborg University
  • Aarhus University
  • University of Copenhagen
  • University of Southern Denmark


  • University of Tartu    


  • University of Eastern Finland
  • University of Helsinki
  • University of Lapland
  • University of Turku


  • Aix-Marseille University
  • Lyon Catholic University
  • Université Grenoble Alpes
  • University Jean Moulin (Lyon III)
  • University of Caen
  • University of Cergy-Pontoise
  • University of La Rochelle
  • University of Lyon II
  • University of Nantes
  • University of Poitiers
  • University of Rennes I
  • University of Strasbourg
  • University of Paris (Paris V)
  • University Paris X Nanterre


  • Albert Ludwig University Freiburg im Breisgau
  • Bavarian Julius-Maximilians University of Würzburg
  • Bucerius Law School, Hamburg
  • Christian Albrecht University of Kiel
  • EBS Universität für Wirtschaft und Recht
  • Ernst Moritz Arndt University Greifswald
  • Freie Universität Berlin
  • Georg August University Göttingen
  • Humboldt University Berlin
  • Justus Liebig University Giessen
  • Ludwig-Maximilians-University of Munich
  • Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg
  • Philipps-University of Marburg
  • Ruhr-Universität Bochum
  • Saarland University
  • Universität Bielefeld
  • University of Augsburg
  • University of Cologne
  • University of Constance
  • University of Heidelberg
  • University of Mannheim
  • University of Passau
  • University of Potsdam
  • University of Regensburg
  • University of Trier
  • Westphalian Wilhelms University Münster


  • National and Kapodistrian University of Athens
  • Aristotle University of Thessaloniki    


  • Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest
  • Pázmány Péter Catholic University, Budapest


  • Reykjavik University
  • University of Iceland


  • University College Cork
  • University of Galway


  • Free International University of Social Studies 'Guido Carli' (LIUSS), Rome
  • University of Bologna
  • University of Milan
  • University of Milan-Bicocca
  • University of Padua
  • University of Siena
  • University of Turin


  • Riga Graduate School of Law
  • University of Latvia    


  • Mykolas Romeris University
  • Vilnius University


  • Erasmus University Rotterdam
  • Radboud University Nijmegen
  • University of Amsterdam
  • University of Groningen


  • Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznan
  • Cardinal Stefan Wyszynski University in Warsaw
  • Jagiellonian University, Cracow
  • Nicolaus Copernicus University, Torun
  • University of Białystok
  • University of Gdansk
  • University of Lódz
  • University of Warsaw
  • Wroclaw University


  • Universidade de Lisboa


  • Alexandru Ioan Cuza University of Iasi


  • Immanuel Kant Baltic Federal University
  • National Research University Higher School of Economics, Moscow


  • Comenius University in Bratislava
  • University of Trnava


  • University of Ljubljana  


  • Autonomous University of Barcelona
  • ESADE Ramon LLull University
  • Pontifical University Comillas
  • University of Girona
  • University of Malaga
  • University of Múrcia
  • University of Oviedo
  • University Rovira i Virgili, Tarragona
  • University of Salamanca
  • University of Santiago de Compostela
  • University of Valencia
  • University of Zaragoza


  • Göteborg University
  • Lund University
  • Stockholm University
  • Umeå University
  • Uppsala University
  • Örebro University


  • University of Bern
  • University of Fribourg 

United Kingdom

  • Aberystwyth University
  • King's College London, University of London
  • Lancaster University
  • Queen Mary University of London
  • School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London
  • University of Aberdeen
  • University of Dundee
  • University of Glasgow
  • University of Kent at Canterbury
  • University of Liverpool
  • University of Manchester
  • University of Southampton



  • Bond University
  • University of Queensland
  • University of Sydney

New Zealand

  • University of Auckland