University of Bergen

Program Details

Program Location Bergen, Norway
Sponsor Purdue
Program Type Exchange
Course # SA 20255
Duration Semester or
2 Semesters
Upcoming Program Dates
To Be Announced
Current Program Dates
2023-24 Academic Year 08/11/23 to 06/20/24
Past Dates
Fall 2022 08/08/22 to 12/20/22
2022-23 Academic Year 08/08/22 to 06/20/23
Page Links
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Please Note: Programs may be altered or adapted with little notice


University of Bergen

Study at a picturesque city!

The Norwegian mainland, situated at the top of Europe, on the Scandinavian peninsula, borders to the east with Sweden, Finland, and Russia; to the West it faces the Atlantic Ocean and the Norwegian Sea.

Bergen is a city of about 235,000 inhabitants, situated on the mountainous west coast of Norway. A striking feature to many newcomers is the city's abundance of green areas, tree-lined streets and lakes and its spectacular setting between the mountains and the sea. Bergen's annual rainfall of more than 2,000 mm makes it a rather humid place, especially in the autumn. The city is the gateway to the fjords, one of the major geographical tourist attractions in Norway.

Bergen is the administrative and educational centre of Western Norway. The city has a remarkably dynamic cultural life. The Bergen International Music Festival, held each year at the end of May, is of major importance. During the academic year, the city of Bergen is home to around 25 000 students, which account for about 10% of the city population. There are a number of higher education institutions in town, but the majority of students attend UoB.

For more program information, please visit the program website.


University of Bergen

Bergen's historic district

The program is open to Purdue students in good standing, of any major, who have reached at least junior standing by the start of the program. Successful candidates will demonstrate academic success, maturity, and a desire to experience another culture

GPA Requirement: 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
Language Requirement: none

Purdue Credit

Direct Credit available from the following: [College of Liberal Arts]

Students interested in completing courses while abroad from Purdue colleges or departments that are not listed above should discuss this with their study abroad advisor before applying to the program.

Academic Program

The University of Bergen is a medium-sized European university with 7 faculties and more than 17,000 students. The university offers a large number of courses taught in English at both undergraduate and postgraduate level.


A room at one of the student residence halls will be available provided that students apply within the deadline.

Estimated Program Costs

Students pursuing program participation accept financial responsibility. Purdue will take measures to mitigate financial risks, although will not be liable for loss. 

Students should carefully note what costs need to be paid to Purdue University or to a co-sponsor or agency, and what costs need to be paid at the overseas study location.  This will vary by program.

Costs for this program are estimated and subject to change. The cost figures listed below are for: Spring 2024

Costs per semester to be billed by Purdue
You will pay Purdue Tuition Check Tuition
Program Fee $0.00
Purdue International Insurance (per month) $32.00

Approximate additional costs per semester
To be paid by the student.
Round-trip Airfare $1,500.00
Housing $2,000.00
Local Transportation $150.00
Visa $650.00
Books and Supplies $300.00
Meals $2,000.00
Miscellaneous Personal Expenses $0.00 - $3,000.00
Travel Documents (passport, photos) $175.00

Financial Aid

Purdue University financial aid may be applied to the costs of studying abroad. Students interested in receiving financial aid should

NOTE:  Recipients of certain tuition remission and scholarship programs should pay careful attention to the regulations for using those benefits for study abroad.  Ask your financial aid advisor about any limitations.

Click here for a list of scholarships and grants available to assist with the costs of studying overseas.

Application Deadlines

For full consideration, students must submit all supporting documents (typically an essay, transcripts, 1-2 recommendations, and copy of passport) before or by the application deadline.  Popular programs fill quickly, often before the deadline. To ensure a place in a program, apply early.

As soon as a student submits an online application, a My Study Abroad account is created. Applicants should consult this page often to check on the status of the application.

Program Application Deadline
Most Fall Semester Programs Mar 1
Most Spring Semester Programs Sep 15

Returnees Information

University of Bergen

Beautiful Bergen!

Click below to search for Purdue students who have participated in this program and are willing to be contacted.  If you get no results, you can use the search form to find people who studied in the country you are interested in.


The websites listed below contain information about this program. The accuracy of information at external sites cannot be guaranteed.

For more information on this program, please contact the Study Abroad Office by phone (765) 494-2383 or email