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Exchange students at the University of Bergen can apply to extend their study period with one semester.The exchange period is limited to maximum one academic year (two semester).

Deadline for the Autumn semester 2021 is the 1 June*.

* No extension will be given beyond this deadline. 

Conditions: 

  • Be an exchange student in the following categories: Bilateral, EEA/Norway grants, Erasmus+, Nordplus.
  • Register an online application within the deadline.
  • Have a confirmation/approval letter from home university.
  • The exchange period at the University of Bergen does not exceed two semesters altogether.
  • Approval from host department at the University of Bergen (subject to availability and study progress).
  • Extension is subjected to courses availability and overall study progress. Students will be informed by 1 July of the outcome of their application.
  • Extension from the spring to the autumn semester (over two academic year/period ), must be included in the total number of nominated students.

Application deadlines:

  • Autumn semester: 1 June*
  • Spring semester: 15 November*

* No extension will be given beyond this deadline. 

Please observe that the University Centre in Svalbard (UNIS) have different deadlines.

Period for application:

You can apply for an extension in these periods:

Autumn semester: 15 April to 1 June 

Spring semester: 1 October to 15 November

*Applications for extension cannot be processed before and are subjected to availability and study progress. Please observe the deadlines!

How to apply:

  1. Find courses you plan to take in the course list for exchange student*
  2. Obtain a written confirmation from your home university, in which they approve the extention period at the University of Bergen. Please note that extension from the spring to the autumn semester (over two academic year/period ) must be included in the total number of nominated students.
  3. Apply online for the extension and upload the confirmation from your home university.

Application for extension to take Norwegian courses, will not be processed. Norwegian courses are given in addition to degree courses and cannot form the basis of the student stay at UIB. These courses are given on a first-come first-served policy and therefore, we cannot guarantee admission.

If your application is granted an updated letter of extension will be sent by e-mail within 1 July.