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Bergen Summer Research School

BSRS 2017

Practicabilities

Please read this before you submit your application.

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Semester start
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Eivind Senneset

Where is Bergen?
Bergen is the second largest city in Norway and faces the North Sea on the western coast. Although Bergen is often called the City of Rain, it certainly also has its share of sunny days. Summer temperatures range from 12 – 25 degrees (Celsius)

Due to its location on a peninsula between seven mountains, the city centre itself is not very big. All the same, it is a lively city with more than 30,000 students -- many from abroad. Bergen is a busy cultural scene with a pulsating night life.

Bergen is well connected to the rest of the world with direct flights from/to a number of central European airports and by railway (via Oslo). For more information about Bergen, see the City of Bergen Tourist Office

The Bergen Summer Research School 2018 will take place at the University of Bergen’s Law Faculty (Dragefjellet) in the city centre. Address: Magnus Lagabøtes plass 1 (map).

Please, carefully read about the academic level and requirements before submitting your application!

Registration fee

The registration fee for attending the Bergen Summer Research School is NOK 4,000 (approximately EUR 420 or USD 490 (click to check current exchange rate). The fee covers course materials, social events, lunch during working days, and an excursion. You will also have full access to the University Library and its online resources until the end of the year.

The registration fee is due upon you receiving a letter of acceptance.

We offer a limited number of registration fee waivers and stipends (partial and full) based on academic merit.

Applicants from the BSRS partner institutions (CMI, HVL, NHH, Uni Research and UiB) should seek to have the registration fee paid by their department.

Travel and accommodation

All participants will have to organise their own travel. Participants not receiving stipends will also have to organise for their own accommodation. You are welcome to stay at the Montana Student Hostel where we have negotiated a discounted price ranging from NOK 3 200 – 4 000. You may make a reservation in the registration form. Payment for is due upon you receiving a letter of acceptance.

The Montana Hostel accommodation is based on two participants sharing a room and bathroom. The rooms come with towels and linens. A common kitchen equipped with basic kitchen utensils is available for all residents. There are facilities for washing clothes.

If you want to book your own accommodation, you will find lists of hotels and guesthouses on the City of Bergen web pages. Hotels in Bergen are generally fully booked in the summer, so make your reservation early!

All participants may receive a pass (Bergen zone) for busses and the light rail valid for the duration of the Summer Research School. Please indicate in the application form if you would like to receive the travelling pass.

Visa to Norway, obligatory travel insurance, and airport tax must be paid for by the participants themselves.

Stipends

We offer a limited number of stipends that will be awarded based the application, abstract and the relevance of the applicant’s research to the course objectives.

Full stipend
To be eligible for a full stipend you have to be a registered PhD candidate at an institution in one of these countries. This stipend will cover the registration fee, air ticket, food vouchers and accommodation.

Applicants granted stipends are asked to purchase the air tickets themselves. There is a predefined cost for tickets for all countries. This will be indicated in the letter of acceptance.

Refunds for the ticket, visa to Norway, obligatory travel insurance and airport tax are made in person at the beginning of the summer research school, provided you bring original receipts. Other travel costs will as a rule not be reimbursed.

You are responsible for obtaining your own obligatory travel insurance.

Partial stipends
All applicants are welcome to apply for ONE of the stipends below.

Travel stipend
This will cover the cost of an international roundtrip air ticket, visa to Norway, and fees for obligatory travel insurance. You can apply for the stipend in the registration form.

Applicants granted stipends are asked to purchase the air tickets themselves. There is a predefined cost for tickets for all countries. This will be indicated in the letter of acceptance.

Refunds for the ticket, visa to Norway, obligatory travel insurance and airport tax are made in person at the beginning of the summer research school, provided you bring original receipts. Other travel costs will as a rule not be reimbursed.

You are responsible for obtaining your own obligatory travel insurance.

Accommodation stipend
All applicants are welcome to apply for a stipend covering the cost for a room at the Montana Student Hostel. You may apply for the stipend in the registration form.

Waving of registration fee
All applicants may seek to have the registration fee waived. Do so in the registration form.

Costs and currency

It may be useful to know that prices in Norway are among the highest in the world, not least when it comes to public transport, restaurants, and nationally produced merchandise in general.

The currency of Norway is Norwegian Kroner (NOK). Check updated exchange rates.

Meals

Lunch and coffee/tea will be served every working day. Also, some social events will include a light meal. Participants are themselves responsible for all other meals.

Participants on a full stipend will receive food vouchers to be used towards other meals. These will allow you to buy groceries from selected shops or to eat at some restaurants.