Short Term Exchange - University of Bergen (January)

Short Term Exchange - University of Bergen (January)

The University of Bergen has a renowned psychology program and offers a number of psychology units taught in English. As the study pattern for psychology is quite strict at Macquarie, the University of Bergen has taken the opportunity to offer a course of study in psychology to Macquarie students in January.

The following options are possible:

Block 1 for 300‐level PSY elective (3 MQ credit points)
- Culture and Psychopathology; Mental Health in a Cross‐Cultural Perspective
- Medical Health Psychology

Block 2 for 300‐level PSY elective (3 MQ credit points)
- Culture, Positive Development and Health

Block 1 + Block 2 for 2 x 300‐level PSY elective (6 MQ credit points)
-  Culture, Positive Development and Health
- Medical Health Psychology
- Culture and Psychopathology; Mental Health in a Cross‐Cultural Perspective

All assessment will be conducted by University of Bergen.


Norway, Europe

Type of Program


Level of Study


Length of Program

4 weeks

Program Dates

First week January 2019 - Mid February 2019

Language of Instruction


Travel Grant


GPA Requirement (Out of 4.0)


Course Information

Please see pre-approved unit list here


It is most likely that students will be housed at the Fantoft Student Hostel - information here. 2019 prices to be confirmed. 2016 were NOK 5,600 for 4 weeks - 28 days (approximately $1,000 AUD), NOK 7,350 for 6 weeks - 42 days (approximately $1,300 AUD).
University of Bergen Housing

Exchange Student Website

University of Bergen Exchange Website

Eligibility criteria

To be eligible for this program, you must meet the following:

  • Macquarie Abroad General Eligibility Criteria
  • Nomination from Macquarie University
  • English language proficiency for non-native speakers
  • Review the course information and restricted courses to check it is suitable for your degree progression at Macquarie University

How to Apply

Applicants must complete an online Application form. You'll need to include:

Your personal details, One University preference, It should take around 2 - 3 minutes to complete an application.

Important notes:

Application Fee and Payment Options: For all exchange programs (semester and short term), there is a compulsory application fee. For more information and payment options please refer to the Payment Website.

Insurance: It is a requirement of the exchange program that all students must purchase their own travel insurance to cover them for the duration of their entire journey overseas. More information will be given to students upon acceptance.

Program Costs: You remain enrolled at Macquarie University and continue to pay your tuition fees to Macquarie University. As an exchange student you pay no tuition fees to host university. However, you must also always be prepared for unexpected expenses, and should consider how you will be dealing with the expenses of your exchange before you leave your home country. Prior to departure, you will need to save sufficient funds to cover all of your expenses for the duration of your exchange. Some costs to consider include: airfares, students visa (if required), travel health insurance, accommodation, food, additional travel, entertainment, textbooks, incidental expense. If you wish to work while you are away, it is important to note that work rights for international students vary from country to country. For further information about your visa restrictions please contact the consulate or embassy of your host country.

*Disclaimer: Macquarie University does not ensure the quality or reputation of activities run externally, should students choose to undertake these activities they take on the full risk and responsibility. All students need to undertake their own risk assessment before departure, considering wisely their personal health and safety risks. Ultimately participation in these activities is at the students’ risk.

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The University of Bergen has a renowned psychology program and offers a number of psychology units taught in English.

Area of study
Health and medical sciences

Has a GPA requirement

Macquarie, Undergraduate, Postgraduate, Psychology, Exchange, Short Term, Bergen, Norway

Travel Grant


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