The 17th of May is definitely not a day one wants to miss out on – as we are told by many Norwegians. But what’s actually the deal with Norway’s constitutional day?

CONFUSION: The 17th of May celebrations can be confusing for first timers. ILLUSTRASJON: Tilde Torkildsen

Processions, champagne, good vibes: It’s almost time for the biggest party of the year in Norway. But for those about to experience the festivities for the first time, many questions about traditions, customs, and how to just have an overall good time might arise. Studvest went out on a mission to demystify this hyped-up day and figure out if it’s … Read More

Disapproval and annoyance mark the climate at UiB when it comes to the government’s decision to introduce tuition fees. The master's program in System Dynamics at UiB is expected to struggle with the changes.

AFRAID: Those at the System Dynamics at UiB fears for the future of the program.

Last autumn new tuition fees were proposed for students outside the EU/EEA and Switzerland. The changes are being implemented this coming term. The newspaper Khrono has covered the issue closely and previously wrote that there is total confusion surrounding the implementation of tuition fees for international students. UiB received 3.428 applicants from outside the EU/EEA and Switzerland for the autumn … Read More

Kamil Krzysztof Karczewski is not happy with the effects that the bus schedule has on his social life. Skyss understands his concerns, but explains their need to prioritize.

PUBLIC TRANSPORT: Kamil Krzysztof Karczewski lives in Ytrebygda where there is no public transport at night during weekdays.

Kamil Krzysztof Karczewski (20) is in his first year of a Bachelor’s in International Management at BI in Bergen. He saw studying in the city center as a great opportunity to participate in student events.  However, as he tells Studvest, he experiences that Skyss’ schedule on weekdays affects his possibilities to participate in social activities. His main concern is a … Read More

– Maybe this is a cultural difference, spanish exchange student Arnau Abarca says.

NO MEASURES. Sammen has reported the usage of cannabis to the police, but will not take any measures except asking weed smokers to leave.

Recently, the residents of Sammen´s student housing in Fantoft received an email from Sammen which states that there has been observed a lot of weed smoking at Fantoft. In the same email, Sammen reminds that according to Norwegian law, cannabis is prohibited in Norway and informs the tenants that the case was reported to the police. Studvest asked Christina M. … Read More

For international students, a job may be necessary. Finding one can be hard.

JOB? Muhammad Ali moved to Bergen from Pakistan to do his masters degree at UiB.

24-year-old Muhammad Ali moved to Bergen from Pakistan in August this year to study a master’s degree in System Dynamics at the University of Bergen (UiB). He has a background in software development and hoped to find a job in his field in Norway. – When I moved to Bergen, I applied for 30-40 jobs in my field but was … Read More

So you will not regret anything when you come back home. Or, maybe a little bit …

PHOTO: Truls Skram Lerø

Studvests aproposkalender – Luke 4Apropos er den frie spalten der Studvest-journalistene kan skrive om akkurat det de vil. Språket er ofte i muntlig form, og med et glimt i øyet. OBS! Spalten har høy forekomst av satire, sarkasme og ironi, og bør tas med en klype (noen ganger en neve) salt. Have you already realized that your exchange semester in Norway … Read More