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 courses offered: PSYCH310A / Culture, Positive Development and Health (compulsory), PSYK303 / Medical Health Psychology (elective), PSYK302G / Culture and Psychopathology: Mental Health in a Cross-Cultural Perspective (elective). Students will be required to take one compulsory subject and one elective while at University of Bergen. Students must study a total of two subjects at the University of Bergen to receive 6 Credit Points of 300 level unspecified Psychology at Macquarie. Students are not permitted to only study one unit at the University of Bergen. All assessment will be conducted by University of Bergen.

Country: Norway, Europe
Program Dates: First week January 2018 - Mid February 2018 
Application Deadline: 12 September 2017
Type of program: Short term
Length of Program: 1 month
Language of Instruction: English
Accommodation: It is most likely that students will be housed at the Fantoft Student Hostel - information here. 2018 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)
More Information: Please refer to this website University of Bergen

Eligibility Criteria

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

  • Enrolled into an undergraduate degree at Macquarie University 
  • Students must have minimum GPA 2.5 of 4.0 at time of assessment
  • Completed a minimum 18 credit points at time of assessment
  • Eligible to take 300 level PSY at time of program and space in degree.
  • Satisfy other criteria specified in the Student Exchange Policy.

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.

Logistics Fees: Return airfare and any additional leisure travel undertaken. 

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.

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Health and medical sciences

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

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