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  • Locations: Bergen, Norway
  • Program Terms: Summer (Dec - Feb)
  • Partner University Homepage: Click to visit
  • Restrictions: Sydney applicants only
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Program Description:


Psychology Exchange in Norway

Location: Bergen, Norway
Program dates: 5 January – 10 February 2018 (TBC)
Application deadline: 17 September 2018
Duration: 5 weeks
Exchange places available: 20

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Program Description
University of Sydney students have the opportunity to spend four - six weeks of their summer holidays undertaking two psychology classes and extracurricular activities organised by the Student Council (PSU) Faculty of Psychology, University of Bergen, Norway. The University of Bergen provides an introductory program and meeting at the Faculty of Psychology with the Vice Dean for Education, administrative staff and students.

View 2017 program details

Academic Information

Language: Classes are instructed in English.
Academic credits: 3 to 6 ECTS per course
Relevant subject areas: Psychology

Approved students will be enrolled in PSYC3557 (6CP Senior Psychology exchange credit) at the University of Sydney and will be required to complete 9ECTS in Psychology at the University of Bergen through this program. To be nominated for this Psychology exchange program you must be passing your current University of Sydney course and be eligible to receive credit for the program towards your current course. Eligibility for academic credit will be assessed by your faculty after you have submitted and application.

2017 courses:
Culture and Psychopathology; Mental Health in a Cross-Cultural Perspective 
Medical Health Psychology 
Culture, Positive Development and Health 

Useful Information 

Local Overview
The University of Bergen is:
- an internationally recognised research university
- a young and modern university established in 1946
- international in its outlook with a student population of 14,000 (1,600 international)
- located in the city of Bergen, surrounded by hills and fjords and offering excellent food, coffee, art and music.
Norway has transformed in the last 100 years from a country of farmers and fishermen to one of the most developed economies in the world. It is proud of its gender and social equality and it is ranked by the United Nations as having the highest quality of life and best standard of living in the world!
Once you are accepted onto the Short-term Psychology Program, you are guaranteed accommodation by the University of Bergen. You can preview the different types of rooms available by putting the dates into the accommodation wizard here.

You can also feel free to refer to the costs and conditions for the 2017 program.

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Tuition: The University of Sydney has an exchange agreement with the University of Bergen, which allows students from each institution to study at the other, as part of the student exchange program. University of Sydney students in this course will be enrolled in an exchange unit of study at the University of Sydney and will pay tuition fees at Sydney for this unit. You will not pay tuition fees at Bergen, however there are other costs involved including; flights, transport, accommodation and living expenses. You will need to budget for these expenses.

Scholarships: Sydney Abroad is offering 20x $1000 Vice Chancellor's Mobility Scholarships available to applicants of this program.

Vice Chancellor's Mobility Award: The Vice Chancellor's Global Mobility Award valued at $2,500 will be available to students selected to participate in short-term mobility programs managed by Sydney Global Mobility which begin in late-November 2018 onwards. The awards are allocated to students who entered the University of Sydney on an E12 or equivalent pathway. Students nominated for this short-term mobility program will be automatically considered and successful award recipients will be notified by email. Recipients of the Vice Chancellor's Global Mobility Award may hold this award in conjunction with another travelling scholarship or grant.

Travel insurance: If you are approved by the University of Sydney to participate in this program you will be covered by the University's Student Travel Insurance Policy. This is a complementary policy to cover you for the duration of your University of Sydney mobility experience. Please refer to the Audit and Risk Management website for all travel insurance queries.
Other costs: Flights, visa, meals, accommodation, other travel expenses.

Cost of living: Follow this link to find out more about the cost of living in Bergen.

OS-HELP loans may be available to eligible students enrolled in a Commonwealth supported place where the program is approved for credit prior to departure. Application required.


How to Apply

Applications for the University of Bergen Psychology Short-term Exchange have now closed.

It is important that you understand the requirements and structure of your course (and major/s) to ensure that you select overseas programs that can transfer back to your degree. To help understand your course structure, you should consult the Faculty Handbook published in the year in which you commenced your course (eg. if you began a Bachelor of Commerce in 2016, you should look at the Business School Undergraduate Handbook from 2016). Pre-2017 Handbooks can be found in the handbook archive.

Example application timeline

1. Select your program > 2. Apply for academic credit > 3. Complete Sydney Abroad application ('Apply Now' below) > 4. Apply to host university > 5. Receive academic approval & host acceptance (October/November) > 6. Apply for OS HELP (if eligible), book flights & visa > 7. Fly safe!

Receiving your academic credit approval can take up to 8 weeks – so it’s very important that you submit your application for academic credit to your faculty as soon as soon as you have selected your program of choice.

Note: The Sydney Abroad application requires that you upload a copy of your current passport and the outcome of your academic credit request. If you do not have these available to you now you can save your application and upload them later.

If you have any questions about this program, please feel free to contact us at