Norwegian School of Economics

City: Bergen
Language of instruction: English, Norwegian
  • Norway's leading teaching and research institution in the fields of economics and business administration
  • Largest concentrated centre for research and study in the fields of economics and abusiness administration in Norway
  • Much of Norway is dominated by mountainous or high terrain
  • Great variety of natural features caused by prehistoric glaciers and varied topography
  • Stunning and dramatic scenery and landscape
  • West coast of southern Norway and coast of North Norway are among the most impressive coastlines in the world

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Partner university's areas of study

Commerce (UBCV)

Notes on Language of Instruction

  • NHH offers two Norwegian language courses for foreign students, each worth 7,5 ECTS
  • Level I: Written and oral exam, grading based on pass/fail
  • Level II: Written and oral exam, grading scale A-F


Terms offered

Term 1Term 2Full year Term 1 + 2 (UBC Term 1 start)

Who can go?

  • Only COMM (UBCV) are eligible to apply to this partner university

Term dates

  • Semester 1: Mid August to Late December  
  • Semester 2: Early January to Late June


  • Welcome week begins in the middle of August and early January for new international students
Courses + Transfer Credits


Course equivalency formula

  • ECTS credits divided by 2 = UBC credits

Passing grade


Grading scheme

  • Scale of A to F

Credit transfer process

The transfer credit process takes approximately 16 weeks following each submission deadline. You should allow sufficient time to meet important deadlines that may affect you (e.g. application for graduation, registration in courses that require prerequisites that you took on exchange, entry to a major/honours program, etc.)

For more information about Go Global transfer credit

Course Information

* Students who have special requirements or require academic accommodation should contact a Go Global advisor regarding their needs at least six weeks prior to the application deadline.

Type of Go Global Experiences

Exchange (pay UBC tuition)

Course information and restrictions

  • Bachelor students who have already finished three years of their bachelor degree at home are welcome to choose master courses, as long as they choose two bachelor courses as well
  • Along with commerce courses, students may be eligible to take some limited courses in Community and Regional Planning, Environmental Sciences, Law and Social Sciences

Full course load information

  • Full workload: 30 ECTS credits (4 courses) per semester
  • 7,5 ECTS course = 45 hours of lecture time

Partner Course Information

Transfer credits and equivalent courses at this university

Check out the courses that students have successfully transferred back in the last 3 years. If you don't see a course you need listed, it simply means you need to submit the course to be evaluated through the Transfer Credit Portal while on exchange.

* Areas of study at partner universities are subject to change. This list is to be used as a general guideline and is not exhaustive; research the partners' websites for additional course information.

UBC Vancouver

UBC course: ECON 3rd
Partner course code: SAM 20
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2017-12-08
UBC course: COMM 3rd
Title: Strategic Analysis
Partner course code: STR 404
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2017-10-24
UBC course: COMM 3rd
Partner course code: ENE 421
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2017-10-24
UBC course: COMM 3rd
Partner course code: BUS 446
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2017-10-24
Tuition, Fees and Awards

Exchange tuition

  • 15 credits or equivalent full-time program fee per term, paid to UBC
  • Some exceptions may apply

Scholarships + awards

  • A scholarship may be available - please contact Ann Gilray in the Faculty of Commerce for further information

The Go Global award $1000

All students accepted to Go Global for Exchange, Research Abroad, or Study Abroad programs are automatically considered for this award. If you meet the eligibility criteria, you'll be notified of your award after you're accepted to Go Global and after you get nominated to apply to the partner university.

Additional awards

Students who are eligible for awards may receive one UBC or UBC-affiliated international learning award. If you're eligible, you are always offered the highest-value award. Unless stated otherwise, you need to meet eligibility criteria set out by the University Senate regarding awards.

Check out international learning awards and eligibility.

Information for US students

If you are a student from the United States, please check the US Department of Education Lookup Tool to ensure that any partner institution you wish to attend on Exchange is Title IV ‘eligible’ for Federal Student Aid for the year in which you intend to study there. For institutions outside of the US, select “Foreign Country” from the “State” dropdown menu.

If you attend an eligible institution, then you may receive Title IV federal student loans while on Exchange.

If you attend an ineligible institution:

  • You will not be eligible for US federal student loans,
  • You may invalidate any US student aid you have previously received for your studies at UBC,
  • You may be required to immediately begin repaying your US student loans, and
  • You may not be eligible for any future US student aid for the remainder of your studies at UBC.

Types of accommodation available


Housing notes

  • Housing will be provided at a reasonable cost to all exchange students at a student residence in Bergen, by SiB - the student welfare organisation in Bergen

Information on Accommodation

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