International Student Blog

Category: International Masters Programmes

Touring: Humanities Faculty continued…

If you’ve been following this blog you might know that the Norwegian Blogger, Marianne, took me on a very unofficial tour several weeks ago. More recently, I got to go on a more official tour of the Humanities faculty! Birgit, an undergraduate studying religion, was kind enough to show me around a bit more. For some…

Touring: Mathematics and Natural Sciences Faculty

Recently, a member of the Biology Student Union (BFU), Stein, was kind enough to provide me a tour of the Mathematics and Natural Sciences Faculty. He was very patient with me when I had to spend extra time looking at squirrel skeletons – thanks, Stein! Spanning several buildings, some of which are new, some of…

Touring: Marine Microbiology Group Lab

My friend António, a research fellow who is part of the marine microbiology group at UiB, was kind enough to provide me with a tour of the lab where he does his research. The marine microbiology group is part of UiB’s biology (BIO) department, one of the largest of UiB’s departments. BIO research spans a range of disciplines including developmental biology, evolutionary biology, and…

Touring: The psychology faculty

Periodically throughout the coming weeks, I intend to tour some of the faculties throughout the campus. The plan is that I’ll be guided by students who have first-hand experience with the faculty buildings, amenities, and the faculties themselves (and maybe during the tours I can even pick their brains about the programmes they are attending). I’m excited!…

Meet an International Student: Maurice

From time to time, it’s nice to meet a fellow international student. The first one we met on this blog is Raíssa, a 21-year-old international bachelor’s student from Brazil, you can meet her here. Today we’ll meet Maurice Mugabowagahunde, a 36-year-old PhD candidate studying Archaeology. He’s married and has a two-year-old son. He’s from Rwanda in Eastern-Central Africa and enjoys…

Admissions, Programmes, Financing

Some questions I’ve received again and again from commentors relate to the admissions process. While I’m a student and I can’t guide anyone through admissions or make recommendations about programmes or scholarships and financing, I thought I’d put together a post that highlights some places a potential future student may look for this type of…

New International Students!

It’s that time of year, international students outside of Norway have received their acceptance letters if they applied for full degrees (exchange students hear by July 1st) and are likely thinking about their next steps for joining us here at UiB. Perhaps you are one of them? Or, perhaps you are a current UiB student with…

Grieg Academy

There are many opportunities to come study at the University of Bergen as an international student. One avenue through which a future international student might join us here at UiB is through the Grieg Academy. The Grieg Academy, part of UiB’s faculty of Humanities spans arts as well as sciences. It offers a wide range of academics…

UiB’s First International Blog

Here we are, the very first international blog post for the University of Bergen (UiB).  I feel honored, excited, and of course a little nervous to be the first international blogger for the UiB. Anybody else nervous?  No?  Just me?  Well, maybe you can help me out.  I would love to know what you, as…