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Information for applicants to KHiB

Admission to Bergen Academy of Art and Design (KHiB) is based on actual abilities. In other words your application will be considered on the basis of the work you submit, on the outcome of an evaluation of your portfolio and a personal interview.

Please note that KHiB offers no BA programmes in English. KHiB admits international students to the following MA study programmes:


The online application form is available here, and you are welcome to submit your application from 1 December. From this date you will find detailed information about the application process through the web pages mentioned above.

Through the application web you can also submit transcripts of records, diplomas and letters, such as letter of motivation and project description.

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How to apply to MA in Fine Art

KHiB will be merged with the University of Bergen (UiB) 1. January 2017. For you as an applicant this only means that you will be applying for admission using the UiB application web.

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How to apply to MA in Design

KHiB will be merged with the University of Bergen (UiB) 1. January 2017. For you as an applicant this only means that you will be applying for admission using the UiB application web.

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About studies at KHiB

KHiB is a sustainable and experimental learning and working environment for creative activity.

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Why choose KHiB?

Ten reasons to choose Bergen Academy of Art and Design

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Workshops and special facilities

Here is an overview of KHiB's workshops and special facilities

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Expenses - studying in Norway

Completing a university degree is often considered to be an expensive endeavour and tuition fees are usually making up the bulk part of the cost.

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The city of Bergen

Bergen with its 275 000 inhabitants is Norway’s second largest city and situated on the west coast of Norway.

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FAQ - Frequently Asked Questions

Do I have to be good at drawing to get admitted into the academy? I have been accepted at KHiB, but cannot be there on the start date? These and many more questions are answered here.