Norway (NMSA) - Bergen
Internal medicine - gastro, Internal medicine - cardiology, Internal medicine - infectious disease, Internal medicine - Nefrology, Internal medicine - hematology, Internal medicine - pulmonology, Internal medicine - endokrinology, Surgery - General, Surgery - Thoraxic, Surgery - Gastro, Surgery - Ortopedics, Surgery - Urology, Surgery - Plastic/Burns, Cancer, Femal reproduction/OBGYN, Skin, Ear-Nose-Throat, General practition
Student flats
Cafeteria at the hospital
The student has to upload their CV and a MRSA-test.
Øystein Ryland

The gateway to the fjords

Bergen is Norway's second largest city, and lies clambering up the mountain sides, overlooking the sea, embracing you. You can roam through living history in this modern city, before continuing on to explore the wildest and loveliest fjords of Norway.

On a Norwegian scale, Bergen is a large city, but one with a small-town charm and atmosphere. Its passionately patriotic inhabitants are proud of their many-sided city and its history and cultural traditions. Many are only happy to direct visitors to their favourite local attraction, coffee-shop or restaurant.

Around 10 percent of the population in Bergen are students, which adds a fresh and youthful mood to the city’s vibe. Alongside its offerings of museums, art galleries, cultural events and dining opportunities, as well as the possibilities offered by its accessible sea and mountains, this contributes to making it a lively and vibrant city.

Founded more than 900 years ago, Bergen has roots to the Viking Age and beyond. As one of the main offices of the Hanseatic League, Bergen was for several hundred years the centre of prosperous trade between Norway and the rest of Europe. Bryggen, ("The Hanseatic Wharf") is the most obvious remnant from this time, and is today home to many of the city’s restaurants, pubs, craft shops and historical museums.

Bergen is famous for the seven mountains surrounding the city centre, the Hanseatic Wharf, the fish market, and one of Norway's biggest cultural events, the Bergen International Festival, which is held there each year.  


Haukeland University Hospital (Norwegian: Haukeland Universitetssykehus) is a hospital in Bergen, Norway, and one of the eleven institutions that make up Bergen Hospital Trust. Haukeland is one of the largest in Norway in terms of number of patients, and serves as the local hospital of Bergen, Midthordland and Nordhordland, the central hospital of Hordaland county, and the regional hospital of Hordaland, Rogaland and Sogn og Fjordane counties.

The general area of the hospital is about 200,000 square metres (2,200,000 sq ft) and the Central Block is about 125,000 square metres (1,350,000 sq ft). They have a co-operation with the University of Bergen, including the Gades Institute of Pathology. The Hospital is the greatest employer in Hordaland, in terms of number of employees. Haukeland is a national special hospital and resource center for burn injuries, air-pressure injuries (diving), cornea-protesises and treatment of intercranial tumors

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You will be staying at Haukelandsbakken student home. The rooms are single, furnished with a bed, a desk, shelves, chairs and a wardrobe. There is also a sink in the room. There is shared kitchen, showers and toilets. The kitchens are equipped with a kitchen table with chairs, two cookers and oven, two fridges, a freezer, and drawers and cupboards for each resident. The students have access to TV room, laundry, and storage rooms. For more information, please visit this page:

You will get lunch at main café while you´re at the hospital at working days. The canteen offers hot food, bread and pastries, cakes, fruit and drinks. The dish of the day is available from 12 noon. The canteen is located on Level 3 of the main hospital building (Sentralblokka).

Bergen has an international airport with flights from many of the big capitals of Europe. The airport is approximatly 30 minutes from the city center by car, bus or lightrail. When you arrive at the airport, you will find the Bergen lightrail, the taxi queue and the airport shuttle bus outside.

We recommend usin the Bergen lightrail, as it is the is the cheapest and simplest transportation to the city center. It takes about 40 minutes into the city centre. You will receive more information about further transportation to the student housing when the exchage period is approaching. 

For more information about the Bergen light rail from the airport, take a look at this website:

For information about the airport shuttle bus, take a look at this website:

The bus company, Skyss, provides the main tranportation in our city. You can visit their homepage if you need information on how to get from the city center to the hospital, a 10 minute drive. Visit:

The train station offers connections to Oslo, a 7 hour long train ride that crosses the countries mountains and fjords, and is widely considered one of the most beautiful in the world.  Visit:

Since Bergen receives students during the summer we will try to make a social program where we can spend as much time as possible outside. Most of the students who studies in Bergen are away during the summer, but there are always local students around who like to participate in our social program. This way you most likely will be able to meet more people.

Hopefully this summer will bring us good weather and the social program will include a lot of hiking. Bergen is after all called "the city surrounded by seven mountains", so bring your hiking boots. Otherwise the program usually include barbecuing, an international food and drink party, sightseeing, going out and more. 

Students who are travelling to Bergen will receive an email close to their arrival with more information.
Things to do or see in Bergen: 

- Bryggen
- Fløibanen
- Mount Ulriken 
- Edvard Greig museum
- Fjordcruise
- Nordnes seawater pool
- Bergen aquarium
- VilVite: Bergen Science Centre
- Fish market in Bergen
- Magnus Barfot cinema 

For more, visit this website:
You need to take an MRSA test before you arrive to Bergen. It cannot be older than two weeks before you start your internship and you can´t be in contact with any patient from the day you took the test until you get to Bergen. This is very important! If this is not done you will not be able to participate at the hospital. You need to bring the documentation in english for your test results. 

Some of you will be requierd to take an tuberculosis test. If this concerns you the LEO/LORE in Bergen will help you when you arrive.