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  • Locations: Bergen, Norway; Sogndal, Norway
  • Program Terms: Academic Year, Fall Semester, Spring Semester
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  • Restrictions: Augsburg applicants only
  • Dates / Deadlines
Program Description:



Location: campuses in Bergen and Sogndal, Norway



Surrounded by 7 mountains and seated near the fjords, Bergen is one of the most picturesque cities in Norway.
The main campus in Bergen is called Kronstad. It houses about 6000 students. Built in 2014, in and around, six old railway halls, the new building brilliantly integrates the old houses in a new and modern award-winning campus. What used to be an engine workshop has been turned into the largest student cafe in Norway with room for 780 people. The previous carpentry workshop is today a modern library.

We have a bookshop and various outdoor and indoor sports facilities and we have 35 state-of-the art simulation laboratories (SimArena) for education and research within health sciences, sports and engineering.


Sogndal and its surrounding region is known for its wild, beautiful and untouched nature. Fjords, mountains, glaciers, waterfalls, rivers, lakes, snow, green grasslands, fish, fruit and berries, fresh air and clean flowing water calls for people searching for adventure, adrenaline rush, speed and excitement as well as serenity and silence. As a student here, you have endless possibilities of experiencing nature! Despite its “outdoorsy” reputation, Sogndal is also an urban town with shopping, cafés and cinema. 

A smaller campus, all buildings are within a 2-minute walk on campus. Every building contains group rooms, class rooms and lecture halls.





Courses available in Bergen

The courses listed below are taught in English. Students who master one of the Scandinavian languages may also choose from our courses taught in Norwegian. We also offer a Norwegian language course every semester.

  • Education/Teacher Training
  • Engineering
  • Business Administration
  • Health and Social Sciences

Courses available in Sogndal

  • English
  • From Mountain to Fjord
  • Geohazards and Climate Change
  • Outdoor Education and Nordic Friluftsliv

Academic Calendar






Room:  appx. $1,000-$2,000/semester  

Room: $1,700/semester




Who to Contact

For general questions about the program and application process, contact Margaret Anderson at or stop by the CGEE office in the basement of Anderson Residential Hall, Suite 23.

For more detailed information about Western Norway courses, housing, etc. you may contact:

Elin Kvaale, Head of International Office
(+47) 412 01 796

Turid Hillestad Nel, Head of International Office
(+47) 57 67 62 18



Application Process



Once you have completed the Augsburg University approval process, Augsburg will nominate you as an exchange student. You will then need to complete the application process for Western Norway: How to Apply


Scholarship Opportunity


Lakselaget Scholarships 

Minnesota-based Lakselaget (Norwegian for “The Salmon Club”) will be offering scholarships for the thirteenth time in its fourteen-year history.

The application deadline is March 1, 2018.

Lakselaget offers scholarships to Minnesota women desiring to study in Norway and to Norwegian women wishing to study in Minnesota or at the University of North Dakota, Grand Forks.
The organization also provides grants to Minnesota professional women who have an opportunity to work in Norway and to Norwegian women who have an opportunity to work in Minnesota. The grants are meant to supplement wages lost for experience gained. Applicants should have an interest in contemporary Norway and in the sciences, technology, business, politics, language and culture, or in the cooperation between the countries.

For more information about the scholarship and opportunity fund application process, you can visit: and click on the “Foundation and Scholarship” tab.  

The scholarship application can be downloaded from the Lakselaget site.


Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring Semester 2019 10/01/2018 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Fall Semester 2019 03/01/2019 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.