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*Universitetet i Bergen

Bergen, Norway

IntroductionAcademicsLocation CostsDatesApplication

 

Introduction

In partnership with the Utrecht Consortium, the University of Missouri participates in an exchange program with the Universitetet i Bergen in Bergen, Norway. Bergen is home to nearly 25,000 university students, of which 14,500 attend the University of Bergen. You will truly be living and learning in a university town. The University of Bergen, while offering a variety of academic courses, also has about 160 student organizations, societies, clubs and associations that you will have full access to explore. As a participant in the exchange, you will enjoy a unique opportunity to take classes in English at a Norwegian university with other foreign students while learning about Scandinavian culture.

Academics

Courses

A full range of classes at the University of Bergen are taught in English. You can take courses in fields such as:

  • Nordic studies
  • Communications
  • Linguistics
  • Mathematics
  • Comparative politics

There are also intensive Norwegian language classes offered before and during the semester.

Academic credit

For each semester of academic work completed abroad, you may earn 12 to 15 credit hours. Course credit transfers to MU, but your grades will not appear on your MU transcript and are not figured into your GPA. Although you are guaranteed to receive credit for successfully completed courses, you must work with your academic adviser(s) to obtain pre-approval for how the courses you take might fulfill specific degree requirements.

Location

The city of Bergen is located on the mountainous western coast of Norway. Bergen's proximity to the sea tempers the occasionally harsh Norwegian weather, so Bergen enjoys mild winters and beautiful summers. The coast has also influenced the city's commercial and cultural life. Bergen has a long, lucrative history in the shipping and fishing trades. Wealth from commerce has spawned a rich cultural life, with symphony orchestras, ballet companies and theater ensembles. The university was established after WWII, and now 17,500 university students keep the restaurants and crowded discos hopping. The coastal region also offers opportunities to enjoy the great outdoors. Known as the gateway to the fjords, Bergen offers you access to Norway's famous glacier-carved coastal valleys and to snow-capped mountains, great for hiking and skiing.

Costs

Program Budget

Additional Expenses

In addition to the program costs paid to MU, you will have expenses associated with international travel and living abroad. The amounts listed are estimated costs based on current exchange rates and on the information provided to us by your host institution and past participants. Depending on your personal spending habits, you may spend more or less than the figures provided.

Please note that these expenses do not include vacation travel or sightseeing.

Financial Aid Information

If you are awarded financial aid for study abroad, it will be applied to your MU account according to the regular financial aid disbursement schedule. Reminder: You must be enrolled in study abroad and have completed the required financial aid forms for study abroad in order to be considered for aid.

Because non-resident tuition charges apply, MU students should be eligible to use non-resident scholarship towards the program costs.

Dates and Deadlines

Term Application Deadline Program Start Program End
Academic Year 2017/18 02/15/2017 08/10/2017 06/20/2018
Fall 2017 02/15/2017
Spring 2018 09/20/2017
Academic Year 2018/19 02/15/2018
Fall 2018 02/15/2018

Application

We are delighted that you are applying to study abroad. This is the first step of your journey, and while there is a lot to do, it should not be overwhelming. Once you apply for the program, you will have an electronic checklist to help you through the process. In addition, our study abroad staff are available to answer your questions.

  1. Meet with the MU International Center study abroad adviser listed in the program snapshot if you have any questions.
  2. Start an application in using the button below if you are an MU student.
    • Non-MU students should visit our page for Non-MU participants for more information about the application process.
    • Once you have started an application, you can return to it later by logging in to myStudyAbroad (see the button at the top of the page).
  3. Complete your application. There will be several documents that need to be completed for the application. While specific requirements vary by program, a typical application consists of the following:
    • Material submissions - Printable forms which require the physical submission of materials.
    • Signature Documents - Items you may digitally sign (if you are over 18 years of age) to indicate your agreement and understanding.
    • Recommendations - Recommendations may be submitted electronically by MU faculty and staff.
    • Application Questionnaires - Items that you complete and submit electronically.

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