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Bergen University (Semester)
Bergen, Norway (Exchange Program) (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Fall,
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Language of Instruction: English Minimum GPA:: 3.0
Program Description:
General Program Dates Language of Instruction Courses Contact
  Quick Facts University of Bergen
General The University is home to six different faculties hosting 14,450 students, 2,000 of which are law students. University of Bergen
Location Bergen, Norway
Eligibility Minimum 3.0 GPA Bergen, Norway
Language of Instruction Official language is Norwegian but courses are offered in English. Bergen Norway Map
Dates of Instruction Fall: August - December
Spring: January - June

The University of Bergen is a young, modern university. Most of its premises are concentrated in the heart of the city of Bergen. The University of Bergen is Norway's urban university located on the west coast, intricately woven into the geographical, historical and cultural framework of the city. 

The University of Bergen Faculty of Law is located in the center of Bergen, overlooking the Bergen fjord. The Faculty of Law focuses on high quality research and teaching within a variety of legal areas, with a specific expertise in Criminal Law and Criminal Justice and Commercial Law. The international profile is reflected both in research activities and in the substantial number of students which attend every semester. The Bergen Faculty of Law offers a courses in English in a variety of areas, including: human rights; energy law; company law; and commercial law.

Program Dates:

The program is offered in both the spring and fall semesters.

Fall semester: Mid August - end of December
Spring semester: Early January - end of June

For exact program dates please contact our office at

Language of Instruction:

Courses within the Bergen Faculty of Law are taught in English for exchange students; however, the official language of study is Norwegian.. Students may decide to take courses in Norwegian, but proof of language proficiency is required.


Students will receive up to 12 credits towards their law degree. Only the credits and not the grades will transfer per ABA requirements. The acceptance of any credit or grade for any courses taken at the University of Bergen including externships and other clinical offerings is subject to determination by the WCL Office of the Registrar. Students will be enrolled in regularly scheduled courses conducted in English alongside fellow Bergen and exchange program students. The following is a sample of courses offered in English.  A more complete list of courses is available on the Bergen Faculty of Law website.
  • Human Rights and the Welfare State
  • Law and Justice
  • Energy Law
  • International Copyright Law
  • Comparative Private Law
  • Alternative Dispute Settlements


For general questions and concerns please visit the Semester Exchange FAQ page.

All other questions and concerns should be directed to:
Jamie Welling
Associate Director of Study Abroad
Global Opportunities
American University Washington College of Law
4300 Nebraska Avenue, NW, Suite Y360
Washington, DC, 20016 USA
Telephone: (202) 274-4177


Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2018 09/01/2017 10/01/2017 TBA TBA