University of Bergen

Image of mountains and water in Norway
Spend a semester or a year in Norway through MAUI-Utrecht.
Location: Norway
Language of Instruction: EnglishNorwegian
Program Type: Semester or Academic Year
Open to non-KU Students: No
Fulfills KU Core 4.2: No
Fulfills KU Core 5: No

MAUI-Utrecht is a total immersion program. In most cases, MAUI-Utrecht participants register as a regular student at the host institution, take the same courses and have the same assignments, and participate in the same activities as the local students at that institution. This means that a student applying for a MAUI-Utrecht site must be more proactive and prepared to handle being in a location where they may be the only KU student in the program.

For more information on the MAUI-Utrecht site in Norway, check out the MAUI-Utrecht Norway page.

The University of Bergen is located in Bergen, which is located in the Hordaland county on the west coast of Norway. The population of Bergen is around 280,000 people, so it proves to be the second most-populated city in all of Norway (behind Oslo of course). Bergen is home to a World Hertiage Site: the remains of the Bryggen quays! Also, Bergen is seen as an international center for sea trades: aquaculture, shipping, subsea technology, and offshore petroleum practices. Lastly, Bergen is dubbed the city of the Seven Mountains. 

MAUI-Utrecht University:

University of Bergen: All undergraduate disciplines are available for MAUI-Utrecht exchange students except for Medicine and Odontology. 

To learn about selecting courses at Bergen, view the Bergen Course Selection Guide (.pdf.)

To check out the Bergen's Course Catalog, view the Bergen Courses page.

To see sample courses that KU students have taken at Bergen, view the Bergen Course Equivalencies (.pdf.)

MAUI-Utrecht University:

Housing options are available for MAUI-Utrecht students, and more information can be found on University of Bergen's Housing Website.

SAGE is dedicated to creating international engagement opportunities that meet the needs of all our students and providing resources to support you through the process of studying abroad. Study abroad is achievable for students of all identities including our BIPOC and LGBTQIA+ students, students with disabilities, and students with religious/non-religious viewpoints. Before selecting a program, consider how your identities may impact your experience abroad in unique ways and talk with your Program Coordinator about any program-specific concerns. Students with documented disabilities should discuss any accommodation needs with their Program Coordinator early in the planning process.

Check our Identity Abroad page and resources listed below for information specific to you and other students who may be on your program.


For more information regarding costs and deadlines, please contact Jenna Hunter-Skidmore at or stop by the Study Abroad Info Center in 105 Lippincott for Walk-In Advising.