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
Publisert: 15. mai 10:51 2023 - Sist oppdatert 15. mai 10:58 2023
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.
Publisert: 4. april 09:37 2023 - Sist oppdatert 18. april 22:01 2023
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
Gender wage disparity need increased attention in Norway.
ILLUSTRATION: Lukas Hauge Klemsdal
Publisert: 8. mars 14:17 2023 - Sist oppdatert 8. mars 14:35 2023
It shouldn’t be necessary for me to write this opinion piece in 2023 – but here I am. International women’s day is about celebrating women’s achievements in society. But it is equally important that we elucidate certain issues that take away from said contributions on this day. In Norway we have come a long way in terms of gender equality … Read More
Volodomyr Ilkiv receives funds from the Norwegian government through a support scheme. The government has not decided whether it will be prolonged.
CONCERNED: Volodomyr Ilkiv (23) is concerned that a discontinuation of the support scheme could affect Ukrainian students negatively.
Publisert: 24. februar 18:50 2023 - Sist oppdatert 24. februar 18:59 2023
Today marks one year since Russia launched a full-scale war against Ukraine. The ensuing chaos forced many to flee their homes. Some sought refuge in Norway. In March of 2022 the Norwegian government created a support scheme for the students who were affected by the war for the spring semester. The scheme was then prolonged to July 31st, 2023. The … 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.
Publisert: 15. februar 14:56 2023 - Sist oppdatert 15. februar 14:56 2023
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
Expensive tickets to Uzbekistan and political oppression in Belarus makes travelling home more than difficult for Alisher Khodjaev (26) and Aliaksandra Haurusik (24).
FACING THE CIRCUMSTANCES . Alisher Khodjaev (26) and Aliaksandra Haurusik (24) are staying in Bergen for Christmas holidays. FOTO: Frøya Lofthus
Publisert: 26. desember 17:55 2022 - Sist oppdatert 26. desember 20:39 2022
Alisher Khodjaev (26) and Aliaksandra Haurusik (24), international students at University of Bergen, will not travel home to spend the New Year’s Eve with their families this year. They experience different kinds of feelings while not having a chance to be in their home countries for winter holidays – Uzbekistan for Alisher and Belarus for Aliaksandra. – I was not … 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.
Publisert: 22. desember 20:12 2022 - Sist oppdatert 23. desember 14:35 2022
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
How do you survive the exam season? Studvest has talked to international students in Bergen.
BREAK. This interview with Studvest is a long overdue break from his exam, Jack Crouch says.
Publisert: 2. desember 13:20 2022 - Sist oppdatert 2. desember 13:32 2022
Exam season is upon us and with it comes the exam jitters. Here is what a couple of international students had to say when asked how their exam season has been so far. Avoiding a burnout Jack Crouch (22) from the UK, is a first-year student in a master’s program in Physical geography at UiB. Since Crouch has kept it … Read More
Inviting a German to vorspiel could get you some strange looks, but not because we don't want to pregame.
DUAL MEANING? Only a few know the word actually has a completely different meaning and connotation in Germany, Anna Siemer writes: PHOTO: Truls Skram Lerø
Publisert: 3. desember 14:40 2022 - Sist oppdatert 5. desember 10:31 2022
Studvests aproposkalender – Luke 2 Apropos 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. When Norwegians go out, most of the drinking happens before … 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.
Publisert: 28. november 15:50 2022 - Sist oppdatert 28. november 15:50 2022
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