The municipality is responsible for elementary and lower secondary education - from 1st to 10th grade.
The county is responsible for upper secondary education - from 11th to 13th grade.
International schools and education:
International school of Bergen:Preschool through Grade 12 and is an IB world school offering all three IB programmes.
IB World School at Bergen Katedralskole.
Nurseries and kindergartens
In Bergen there are 241 Kindergartens (June 2019); 72 owned by the municipality and 169 privatly owned. The children who attend kindergarten are aged 0-5 (6) years.
The kindergartens are financed by the state, the municipalities and the parents. There are national regulations concerning parents’ fees, and maximum fee is NOK 3.040 per month.
The state gives grants for establishing and running of kindergartens. Public and private kindergartens must be treated equally in relation to public grants.
According to the needs of the families, the kindergartens offer full-time or part-time places.
Coordinated admission process: The admission process to all kindergartens in Bergen is coordinated and web-based . The forms are in Norwegian and English. Kindergartens in Bergen: Information in different languages.
If you have any questions or need help to fill in the forms contact our kindergarten administration.
You can apply for kindergarten throughout the year, but the application deadline for the primary admission process is set for 1st of March.
City of Bergen
Department of education
P.o.Box 7700 5020 Bergen
Section for schools and kindergartens:
Phone: +47 5556 2460
E-mail school administration: School services
E-mail kindergartens administration: firstname.lastname@example.org