Faculty of Social Sciences
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Welcome to the Faculty of Social Sciences! We are very happy to have you as a student at our faculty, and wish that your stay here will be an interesting and rewarding experience.

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Thursday, August 11 - Welcome Programme

The University of Bergen offers a digital welcome program on Thursday, August 11 for all new international students. More information is found here

Friday, August 12 - Meet the Faculty of Social Sciences

On Friday, August 12 at 13:00 you are invited to meet staff from the Faculty of Social Sciences for orientation on courses and practical information.

For those of you who may not be able to attend, the slides from the meeting will be published afterwards. 

Venue: Faculty of Social Sciences, Fosswinckelsgate 6, Stort auditorium (first floor).

Programme: 13:00 – 13:45  Welcome 

                                               Practical information on registration, exams and courses

                                              Information about Mentor week by student representatives

13:45 – 14:30  Meet the study advisers, ask questions and have some snacks
After the meeting, student advisers are available for individual consultations on practical as well as academic matters outside the Information Centre on the 3rd floor.

Practical Information

→  See this checklist for important dates and deadlines

→  Remember that semester registration deadline is the 1st of September

→  Make sure exam dates and lecture times of your courses do not overlap

→  You can apply for special arrangements for the exams/assessments if, due to illness, injury or disability, you have difficulty completing an assessment in the ordinary manner. The application deadline is the 1st of September. It is not possible to have individual or special exam arrangements otherwise

→ MittUiB – your personal pages for timetables, curriculum, messages and course information

→ We kindly ask you to send Learning Agreements and Confirmation of Arrival/Departure online to the Information centre  for signatures after semester registration.

Students with special needs

If you have a disability and need special arrangements, please contact the Faculty of Social Sciences by sending an email to the Student Information Centre as soon as possible. Please have a look at our website for further information

The Faculty of Social Sciences can help you find solutions to support your learning environment experience.  

Special arrangements for examinations

The special arrangements are meant to compensate for disadvantages such as illness, injury or disability, enabling candidates to be tested as equally as possible. You find all the necessary information here.

Mentors' Week at the Faculty of Social Sciences

Participation in the Mentor's Week is a great way of getting to know both your new fellow students and the more experienced students at the faculty. Participation in the Mentor's Week is voluntary.

There will be acitivites going on during the whole week, from Monday 15 to Saturday 20 August

You will find the programme here