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Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Language of Instruction: English, Norwegian Minimum GPA: 3
Housing: Program Arranged Housing Dates of Instruction: Fall: August - December, Spring: January - June
Non-AUWCL students accepted by AUWCL: YES Class levels eligible to apply: 2L, 3L
Contact Email: Contact Phone: 202-274-4228
Program Description:


The University of Bergen is a modern, international research university located in the heart of the city of Bergen. The University of Bergen is the most urban university in Norway, but it's also surrounded by mountains and fjords, giving students plenty of outdoor opportunities.

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 who attend every semester. The Bergen Faculty of Law offers courses in English in areas including European law, administrative and regulatory law, human rights law and commercial law.

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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 AUWCL, 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 s
ample of courses offered in English.  A more complete list of courses is available on the Bergen Faculty of Law website.

  • Health and Human Rights and the Welfare State
  • European Human Rights
  • Comparative Energy Law - Renewable Energy and Energy Market
  • EU and EEA Commercial Law
  • Comparing Legal Cultures in Europe
  • Alternative Dispute Settlements
  • EU and EEA State Aid Law


The University of Bergen guarantees housing for all international students. Exchange students who want on campus housing must apply for housing using a university provided code before the university's stated housing deadline. More information about on campus housing is available on the Student Housing page.

Visit the 'Study in Norway' section of the University of Bergen's website to find information on life in Norway and Bergen. To learn more about being an exchange student at Faculty of Law go to the Bergen website.


For general questions and concerns please visit the Semester Abroad FAQs page.

All other questions and concerns should be directed to:
WCL Abroad
4300 Nebraska Avenue, NW, Suite Y360
Washington, DC, 20016 USA
Telephone: (202) 274-4228



Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Fall 2019-2020 03/06/2019 04/01/2019 08/01/2019 12/31/2019