University of Bergen
|Type of Program||MAUI-Utrecht/Exchange|
|Language of Instruction||English|
|Costs||Baylor tuition + housing to the host university|
|Health Insurance Required||Yes|
|Special Requirements||MAUI-Utrecht - FIRST contact email@example.com for more details|
|Program Director||Study Abroad office: firstname.lastname@example.org|
Location:Bergen is a city of about 240,000 inhabitants, situated on the mountainous western coast of Norway. A striking feature to many newcomers is the city's abundance of green parks, tree lined streets and lakes and its spectacular setting between the mountains and the sea. The winter is relatively mild for a location at 60 degrees N latitude, with only short and rare periods of cold spells. Skiing conditions in Bergen are therefore unreliable, but the nearby mountains offer stable snow conditions within easy reach. The city lies at the entrance to the fjords, one of the major geographical tourist attractions in Norway.
Bergen is the administrative and educational center of Western Norway. The city has a remarkably dynamic cultural life. The close connections between the composer Edvard Grieg and the city have contributed to an active involvement in music, and the city has a symphony orchestra of high international standard. The Bergen International Music Festival, held each year at the end of May, is of real importance. Many famous orchestras, ballet companies and theatre ensembles have participated over the years. The theatre where Henrik Ibsen was once director lies in the heart of the city. The city sports a wide variety of cafes, pubs, bars and restaurants, offering specialties from all over the world.
The University of Bergen is located at the top of a hill in the center of the city. Its history dates back to 1825, to the Bergen Museum, which lies at the central university campus. The University itself is young, established in 1946.
Courses or Areas of Study:Biology, Chemistry, Biotechnology, Economics, Geosciences (ecology, geography, geology), Humanities (philosophy, music, art), Information Systems, Math, Language & Literature (English, linguistics, American literature, British literature, Italian language & literature, French language & literature, German language & literature, Latin American literature & culture, Spanish language & literature, Norwegian language & literature, German language & literature), Physics, Environmental Studies, Media & Communication, Psychology, Gender Studies, Political Science, Sociology, Anthropology
For course listings and scheduling, please check here
Housing:As a rule, students are required to live at the Fantoft Hostel. Each student is guaranteed their own private room if the application is turned in by the university's deadline. To see the university's housing page, go here. Click on the link near the bottom of the page to link to the hostel's webpage and download the application.
Application Procedure:Students are first required to be nominated to attend a MAUI-Utrecht program. Email Katie_Erickson@baylor.edu to schedule an interview to be nominated for the program. More information regarding the application process will be given at the interview.
For more information about applying to this university, go here.
Costs:One month's rent at the Fantoft hostel is around $425, which includes electricity. One month's bus pass is around $67. You should expect to spend anywhere from $300 to $660 on books for the semester. A meal at the student cafeteria costs between $7 and $15. Dinner at an inexpensive restaurant costs from $11 to $22.
Each student is responsible for their own transportation, including airfare.
Legal Documents:A passport and residence permit are required. You will recieve more information about applying for a Norwegian residence permit once you are accepted to the university. For more information on obtaining a residence permit, please check here.
Exchange/Affiliate University Contact:Ingrid Bernt
Section for Student Services
University of Bergen
P.O. Box 7800