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Semester Startup

Arrival and Directions

Arrival information for new students to UiB.

A collage photo showing a student walking in the street, Bybanen passing the Geophiysical institute, streets of Bergen, students walking towards the Student Centre
We wish to assist you so that your arrival to Bergen goes smoothly.
Eivind Senneset


      Arriving in Bergen

      The most affordable way to travel from the airport to Fantoft and the city centre is via public transit through Bergen Light Rail (bybanen) and Skyss. (From: Bergen Lufthavn/Flesland, To: Byparken)

      If you are going to the city center from the airport, it is also possible to take the Airportbus (Flybussen). It costs more than using bybanen (Skyss), however the travel time is faster.

      You can also see our Getting around Bergen page for general information about public transportation in Bergen. If you have a lot of luggage or have arrived so late that public transportation is not running, you may wish to get a taxi. Taxis are usually parked outside the airport terminal.

      Moving in to your student accommodation

      Remember to collect the key during Sammen’s opening hours. 

      Information and directions about where you can pick up your keys:

      Arrival after semester start-up

      If you will arrive in Bergen after the semester start-up, there are a number of details to attend to.

      Contact the faculty

      Consult the faculty/department(s) where you plan to study. They can determine if you’ll miss any required components.

      Make sure you are meeting registration deadlines

      We want you to get into all the classes you need, so make sure you don’t miss registration deadlines. Pay attention to general and course-specific deadlines. You will receive registration guidelines by email from the International Admission Team in December.

      Notify Sammen Housing

      Arriving three or more weeks after your Sammen tenancy agreement begins? You must notify Sammen of your arrival date at bolig@sammen.no.

      Semester start

      Confirmation of arrival

      If you are an exchange student and need to have a Confirmation of Arrival form or Learning Agreement signed, please contact your Faculty Information Centre


      You will receive registration guidelines by email from the International Admission Team in December. Feel free to begin your registration process as soon as you like, but remember to be aware of both general and course-specific deadlines.

      Checklist for new students

      Please have a look at the checklist for new international students. It describes the procedures that are necessary to complete in order to study at UiB. 

      Explore Bergen

      We recommend getting to know the city and how to navigate it while visiting some of Bergen's many tourist attractions