Student life in Bergen

In Bergen there is much to experience, regardless of whether you prefer culture or nature. During your stay with us we hope you will take part in a variety of activities, both on and off campus.

Kronverket - The student house

Kronverket is home to student organizations and the student pub – Kronbar. It has a concert scene that can house up to 300 people and it is all run by student volunteers. Kronbar is open three days a week. Activities varies from quiz to parties and concerts.

Bergen Teknikersamfund (BTS)

BTS is one of the oldest student organizations in Norway, founded in 1877. They can offer several activities for students within music, sports, theater, media and similar.

The athletic union (HiBI)

Campus Bergen has its own athletic union with subgroups for outdoor and indoor football, volleyball, badminton, ski/off-piste, running and more. 

Study Bergen

Study Bergen is non-profit organization that caters to all students in Bergen. Like their facebook page for more information on what’s going on in Bergen and join in on their events and trips. 

Hiking

Bergen is surrounded by mountains and fjords and many students take advantage of the possibilities offered for hiking and overnight trips in the area. You can walk the 7 mountains surrounding Bergen together with thousands of locals in the annual 7 mountain hike - or you can do it on your own. You can take an organized fjord tour or you can hop on a ferry. Whatever you choose, please make sure you are properly prepared to tackle the Norwegian outdoors: The mountain code.

Sammen: The student welfare organization

The student welfare organisation Sammen caters to your various needs as students. Sammen’s welfare services include housing, sport facilities, health refunds, psychologists, social counsellors, and kindergartens. You can also rent a cottage in the mountains, owned by Sammen. As an international student at HVL, you are automatically a member of Sammen. The membership includes benefits such as social counselling and refund of self-cost for medical consultations.