University of Bergen

Bergen, Norway
Site: Founded: 1946 year Type of University:Public StudyQA ranking: 2013 pts. No. Students: 14500 Frgn. Students: 1595 No. Staff: 3200 Languages: English Phone: +4755580000
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The University of Bergen (Norwegian: Universitetet i Bergen) is a public university located in Bergen, Norway. Although founded as late as 1946, academic activity had taken place at Bergen Museum as far back as 1825. The university today serves approximately 17,000 students, and is one of eight universities in Norway.

The University of Bergen is a young, modern university. Most of its premises are concentrated in the heart of the city of Bergen. There are about 14,500 students enrolled, and 3,200 faculty and staff. Read more.

UiB Internationally

The University of Bergen is constantly interfacing with the international environment in order to expand its borders and to explore the world. It is heavily involved in international co-operation in research and education. The university has signed bilateral agreements with universities, research institutions and academic centres of excellence in all parts of the world.

UiB is also committed to co-operating with developing countries and has established programmes with universities in Third World Countries in the areas of health, poverty, and resource management.

The University is engaged in the European Union's Framework programmes for research and technological development and has been designated as a European Research Infrastructure and a Research Training Site in several scientific fields.

Campus Life

The University of Bergen has around 14 500 students and our city campus make them a familiar feature of Bergen's urban landscape. Most of UiB's faculties, libraries and study halls are located close to Nygårdshøyden in the heart of the city, with a short distance to cafes, sports halls, parks and shops.

The Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry is located just outside the city centre on Årstadvollen, close to Haukeland University Hospital.

Student Organisations and Activities

Get involved and join one of Bergen's 160 student organisations and activities!

The Student Welfare Organisation (SiB)

SiB is partly funded by the semester fee, and is responsible for housing, nurseries, cafeterias, counselling services, and sports facilities for students and employees. As a student at the University of Bergen you are automatically a member of SiB when you pay the compulsory semester fee, or on the basis of an exchange agreement.

Student Housing

International students may apply for student housing to the Student Welfare Organisation (SiB).

Student Cafeterias

SiB runs approximately 20 on-campus cafeterias in Bergen, with a varied selection of menus.

Safety at UiB – our common responsibility

UiB is continuously working to secure a safe environment for our students, employees and guests. To make sure UiB is a safe place for everyone, you should know about our safety procedures, first-aid and fire instructions.

University of Bergen Library

The University of Bergen Library has more than 1,3 million books, of which 220 000 are e-books

Student Bergen

Student Bergen is a non-commercial website for everything associated with student life in Bergen.

Psychosocial learning environment

The psychosocial learning environment covers psychological and social factors that have consequences for satisfaction, health and ability to perform at the place of study.


The University's academic landscape is characterised by its great variety and breadth. Six faculties cover most of the traditional university disciplines. Within the faculties are included 60 different specialised departments, centres and institutes.

  • Faculty of Humanities
  • Faculty of Law
  • Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences
  • Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry
  • Faculty of Psychology
  • Faculty of Social Sciences

Centres and courses

There are also an increasing number of multi-disciplinary research centres, projects and units.

International students are offered master-level and doctoral training at the University of Bergen. 

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