STUDY IN UNIVERSITY OF OSLO: Admission Requirements, Courses, Tuition Fee & Ranking



STUDY IN UNIVERSITY OF OSLO: Admission Requirements, Courses, Tuition Fee & Ranking

Do you want to Study in  University of Oslo? Then you should be acquainted with great information about Admission, Ranking, Scholarships, Courses & Tuition Fees.

 The University of Oslo which was established on the 2nd day of September 1811 was popularly known as the Royal Frederick University. This was until the year 1939, when its name officially changed.

This University which is located in Oslo, Norway was the largest university by land area but however, it has been surpassed and is playing a second role to the Norwegian Institute of Science.

A brief history of the University incites us that one core reason for its creation was to encourage political separatist tendencies as Norway sought Independence from Sweden at that time.

The original reason for its creation was to train men and women who will go on to become government ministers and representatives of the parliament.

University Ranking

University of Oslo as at 2018 is currently ranked at no 142. This is a great fall compared to its 2016 ranking where it ranked at 113.

The table below shows the process that determines the ranking of the University of Oslo.

Source: The Top Universities.

QS World University Ranking

Ranking Criteria

  • Overall Score: 9
  • Academic Reputation: 2
  • Employer Reputation: 1
  • Faculty Student: 9
  • Citations per Faculty: 8
  • International Faculty: 6
  • International Students: 5

 University of Oslo Admission Process

The admission rate for the University of Oslo is a little above 6% in cumulative. The university offers admissions on programmes such as;

  • Bachelor programme.
  • Master’s programme
  • D. programme.
  • Exchange programmes and bilateral agreements.
  • Single courses on bachelor levels.
  • Norwegian for Academics (NORA).
  • The international summer rate.


  • Bachelor programme: The bachelor programme of the University of is a four year course which involves a compulsory one year Norwegian language learning course and a three year bachelor’s programme. This makes it a total of four years.


It is mandatory that you prove you are proficient in the Norwegian language before you can be offered admission into its programme. So your application letter should be able to prove your proficiency.


  • Master’s programme: The admission into the master’s programme is conditional. The application processes are based on citizenry and continental basis. They are;
  • Application procedure for Nordic citizens and residents of Norway.
  • Application procedure for the EU/EEA/Swiss applicants.
  • Application procedure for non-EU students


  • Application procedure for Nordic citizens and residents of Norway: The application for this program starts from the 1st of February while the deadline is the 15th day of April. This however, is not the same for those who plan to master in Health Economics and Management.


  • Application procedure for the EU/EEA/Swiss applicants: The application portal for the first phase of this project which starts in January opens on the 15th day of September and closes on the 15th day of October. For the second phase which starts in August opens up on the 1st day of February and closes on the 1st day of March.


  • Application procedure for non-EU students: The admission is annual. The portal open 1st October and closes 1st The programmes begins in the month of August.


The qualification for this programme includes;


  1. You must meet the academic requirements. As you scroll down, you will have access to all the programmes that are available to you. You’re able to apply for three prioritized programmes.
  2. You must meet the English requirements. You have to take an English test if you are not proficient in the language. IELTS and TOEFL take such tests and you need to possess a document that proves your proficiency.
  3. Prepare your application. Possess all the required documents and put them in a pdf. Format. You can have your results imported from other Norwegian institutions and established on the portal.
  4. Complete your relevant courses in the application semester. Make sure you have completed every degree course. This is necessary to keep your admission valid.
  5. Register your application. Make sure you have it registered before the deadline which is the 15th day of March so as to avoid your admission made null and void.
  6. Reprioritize alternatives. You can reprioritize your programmes. Some of your programs start July and the others November. However, if you’re offered admission for your first priority, you don’t get offered another admission again.
  7. Getting your application results. You will be notified through your e-mail on your admission status and a short deadline will be given for your response.
  8. Supplementary admission. When some places remain unfilled, admissions will be given to applicants that are on the waiting list. However, if you are offered a supplementary admission on a course that you gave higher priority in your application, you automatically lose the admission.


  • D. programme: This is the highest level of education in the University of Oslo. Participation in this programme has a stipulated time period of three years out of which you will use two and half to write a thesis. To gain admission into a Ph.D. programme, you must meet the following requirements;


  • Have a Master’s degree: You must have completed your Master’s programme and you also would possess a certificate that validates you.
  • Funding: You must have the funding that will see you through the end of your programme. One of the best ways to get this funding is when you’re employed as a doctoral fellow.
  • Doctoral research fellow: There are fellowships that offer temporary employment and also give a leave when you’re in a Ph.D. programme. However, to get a job there requires that you apply for an advertised position.
  • External funding: In the University of Oslo, those enrolled in Ph.D. programmes don’t have a student’s status and there is no tuition fee for their programmes. However, the student is open to external funding which must cover living expenses and the cost of research. This funding can never come from the Norwegian State Educational Loan Fund or to regular student accommodation.
  • Exchange programmes and bilateral agreements: The University of Oslo engages in exchange programmes in over 500 universities where its students go to other institutions and study for one or two semesters.

To apply for this admission into an exchange program, Exchange students must be nominated in UiO’s nomination service by their home university. The deadlines are 1st May for the autumn semester and 1st November for the spring semester.

There are over 800 courses which are taught in English in the exchange programme. The course descriptions give very detailed information about each course, the course contents, when and where it’s taught, the syllabus and the examination form.

Bilateral students at the University of Oslo can make a choice to apply for Norwegian Language Courses both on the foundational and advanced level.

Norwegian Language Courses are taught at the Department of Linguistics and Scandinavian Studies. The credit value of these courses can be incorporated into a degree if the courses are recognized by your native institution.

Intensive Norwegian Language Courses are offered in the summer through the International Summer School (ISS) at the University of Oslo.

There will be a free online introductory course to the Norwegian language.

You will need to get a residence permit for this program and since residence permit’s take time to process, it’s wise that you start the process two months before the due date. However, if you do not succeed, as a bilateral or exchange student, you will be given an option to get your permit seven days into your program. Non EU/EEA students also need to get their visa ready as they are in the process of getting their residence permit. The residence permit doesn’t apply for EU student who will need to just register with the police if they are going to stay for more than three months. Norwegian students just need to renew their residence permit.

Student housing must be booked before the start of the program. This is to make it easier for the student to get a very comfortable place in one of the student houses. Only students who diligently follow the process, get access to housing. The students on an exchange programme must arrive two days earlier so as to be part of the orientation program.


  • Single courses on Bachelor Level: There can be a range of courses on bachelor level which are available for the student to undertake but first the student will need to fulfil the academic requirements.
  • The applicant must submit all documents of Higher education entrance qualification including English and Norwegian proficiency. You must have them validated by institutes that teach these courses such as TOEFL, IELTS etc.
  • There are some courses which have special arrangements that are not conventional and these courses are in Informatics and Mathematics and Natural Sciences.
  • You must meet the Norwegian language requirement for this programme.

The admission process for this courses starts with;

  • Registering your application: Norwegian and Nordic citizens and applicants residing in Norway and the Nordic countries, can also apply for single courses at the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences which are offered in English on Master’s level.

You apply using the online application system Søknadsweb. For those studies that fall into the autumn semester 2018, Søknadsweb is open for applications starting from 15 June.

Please note that English proficiency is a strong requirement that will be strictly enforced for admission.

You may have restricted admission in some of the Natural Sciences courses, a required sequence of courses or a required previous knowledge.

The University of Oslo will require original documents so you should get all your original documents ready as much as you have the photocopied ones.

  • Registering for courses and semester fee payment: The faculty will contact and assist you with every registration for all the courses. After you must have finished this, you may then register for vacant courses on Student Webstarting from 21st August 2018.

The deadline for registration is 1st September 2018.

You will have to pay the semester fee and copy fee by 1 September 2018. Students who wish to continue in the programme will find the payment information on Student Web.

·Admission to Norwegian for Academics (NORA)

The application portal for the first phase of this programme which starts in August opens April 15th and closes on the 1st day of June. For the second phase which starts in January, the application portal opens on the 1st day of October and closes on the 15th day of November.

For admission into NORA, you have to;

  • Check if you meet our basic admission requirements

You must have to meet the basic admission requirements for higher education in Norway (minus Norwegian) which specifically includes English language requirements.

Some countries also have specific documentation requirements.


  • Check who can apply?

If you come from a country outside the EU/EEA you are only allowed to apply for NORA courses if you already have a Norwegian personal number or a D number.

It is not possible to get a student visa for taking this course.

If your country is not under the EU/EEU and you do not have a Norwegian personal number or what is popularly known as D number now, but are living in Norway legally and/or you know that you will definitely get a residence permit before the course starts, you can write us an email to the institution so as to explain your case. The e-mail address: [email protected] . You will be duly informed about the application process.


·  Determine your level

Read our course descriptions

If you still are uncertain of which level to take, write to [email protected] to ask for an online placement test.

On basis of the results of the test, we can guide you to the course that would suit you best.

When applying for NORA0120: If you have never taken Norwegian Level I at a Norwegian university or college, nor Norskprøven level A2, you would then have to take a placement test.

When applying for NORA0130: If you have neither taken Norwegian Level II at a Norwegian university or college, nor Norskprøven level B1, you have to take a placement test.


· Check the course fee and how to pay

Read about how to pay the course fee.

Payment must be made in full – a payment plan is not possible. Please make sure that your budget can accommodate the course fees before you apply.

Make sure you understand the cancellation policy before applying.

Please note: Students at NORA-courses level I-III, will not be granted student loans by Lånekassen.


·      Apply online

During your online application, upload documentation in the University application portal “Søknadsweb”. You will find NORA under “single courses/enkeltemner” after you must have logged in.

Source and get all the required documents, upload them in the Application Portal within the application deadline. Instructions on how to upload your documents.

Every applicant that qualifies should submit a complete application by the deadline to guarantee the admission.

Former or current NORA or University of Oslo students who have already uploaded documents online in the Application Portal:

One more thing is required and that is you still need to make the choice of a course in the Application Portal and if you can still see your documents there, you do not need to upload any documents again.

Application period

The admission period for the first phase that runs in autumn 2018 is closed.

The admission period for the second phase that runs in spring 2019: October 1 to November 15, 2018.


·      Getting your application results

A stipulated period of at least one month is given after which applicants can expect an answer relating to the application that they submitted.

Complete payment acts as a security to your admissions.

Accommodation: We cannot arrange accommodation for NORA students, and University of Oslo offers no housing guarantee for NORA students. NORA students are given the leeway to apply for student housing through SiO, but since the demand is skyrocketing, this is a very risky option if you don’t have a backup plan.


  • The International Summer School

The International summer school has a simple demand. It demands that you meet the academic and English requirements to gain admission into the institution. You need to go to the university portal and apply for the program.


  • University of Oslo Tuition fees

University of Oslo all we all know is a public university. Therefore in the University of Oslo, there is no tuition fee. Instead there is a sum amounting to NOK 600 (74 USD) which is paid by every students. Does this mean that other expenses are covered? No. You the student will still have to foot the bill of your living expenses and other necessary cost.

The student can take up a job that will enable him meet up with these expenses. This is dependent however if the visa that the student has will avail him the opportunity to take up a job.

However, Ph.D. students in the University can get access to funds when they take up temporary employment in the fellowships.


  • University of Oslo Faculties

There are eight faculties in the University of Oslo that run many courses under them. These faculties are the powerhouse for the courses which have been used to train exceptional and quality graduates that are making tremendous discoveries and inventions all over the world. The faculties are;

  • Theology and Religion.
  • Mathematics and natural sciences.
  • Social sciences.


  • Theology and Religion: This faculty seeks to train the student on the core truths about religion and theology. The faculty offers nine course to its bachelor level students which are;


RESA3201 – Bachelor Thesis: Religion and Politics in Europe

RESA3500 – Religion, Theology and Social Media

TFF3210 – Coptic and Greek Hagiographical Texts

TFF3240 – Ritual, Pilgrimage and Environmentalism

TFF3250 – Media and Message

TFF3280 – Coptic

TFF3400 – Mary – From Maiden to Madonna

TFF3500 – Queering Religions in a Western Context



It also offers 21 courses to its Masters students which are:

CONT4602 – Master Thesis in Intercontextual Theology

DIAK4223 – Citizenship

KRIS4104 – New Testament Theology

REDI4000 – Interreligious relations: Defining Moments, Current Encounters

REDI4001 – Religion, Migration and Citizenship

REDI4002 – Sacred Scriptures and their Complex Receptions

REDI4302 – Master Thesis

RESA4102 – Theory and Method in the Study of Religion, Society and Diversity

RESA4214 – Religion and Politics in Europe

RESA4216 – Jews and Judaism in Scandinavia

RESA4220 – Islam, Gender and Sexuality

RESA4500 – Religion, Theology and Social Media

RRE4204 – Comparative Ritual: Jewish, Christian and Muslim worship

RRE4205 – The three religions in contemporary perspective

RRE4210 – Hagiographical text, Greek and Coptic

RRE4302 – Master Thesis in Religious Roots of Europe

TFF4003 – Space, Art and Identity in Synagogue, Church and Mosque

TFF4250 – Media and Message

TFF4260 – Youth Ministry, Glocality and Ecclesiology

TFF4400 – Mary – From Maiden to Madonna

TFF4500 – Queering religions in a Western context




In all its programmes, this faculty offers 30 courses to its students.


  • Law: The faculty still defiant in its aim to train exceptional lawyers in all platforms and sectors. The University of Oslo runs three topics for its faculty of Law which are;
  • Criminology and the Sociology of Law.
  • Human Rights.
  • Law courses.


  • Criminology and the Sociology of Law: This particular topic offers 11 courses to its bachelor degree students which are;
KRIM2951 – Comparative Justice

KRIM2952 – A Criminology of Globalization

KRIM2953 – Criminological Perspectives on Gender, Sexuality and Violence

KRIM2954 – Cultural and Narrative Criminology

KRIM2956 – International Criminal Justice and Mass Violence

KRIM2957 – Surveillance: Data, technologies, practices

KRIM2960 – Green Criminology

RSOS2950 – Torture, Surveillance and Rights

RSOS2951 – Legal Mobilization and Grassroots Organizing for Social Justice

RSOS2952 – Law, Ideology and Human Rights Violations

RSOS2953 – Legal Anthropology



The Master’s programme includes all the courses above with the addition of one more course called Media and Crime.


  • Human Rights: Human rights under the faculty of Law offers courses only to its Master’s students. It offers 14 courses in total. These courses are;


HUMR4504 – Human Rights in Practice

HUMR4510 – Human rights, Politics, and Legitimacy

HUMR5131 – Human Rights in History, Philosophy and Politics

HUMR5132 – Human Rights Law in Context

HUMR5133 – Business and Human Rights

HUMR5140 – Human rights in international and national law

HUMR5145 – Human Rights in Asia

HUMR5191 – Human Rights Methodology: Research, Analysis and Thesis

HUMR5200 – Thesis in the Theory and Practice of Human Rights

HUMR5502 – Dealing with Diversity: Human Rights Approaches to Ethnic Conflict

HUMR5508 – Human Rights and Diversity – Leading Cases and Core Dilemmas

HUMR5702 – Human Rights and Sustainable Development: Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Theory and Practices

JUS5134 – The Right to Peace

JUS5503 – Human Rights and Counter-Terrorism: Striking a Balance?



  • Law courses: The department/topic of law in the University of Oslo has 15 courses that it runs all semesters for its bachelor degree students. These courses are;
JUR1230 – International Commercial Law (BA)

JUR1240 – Comparative Private Law (BA)

JUR1260 – English Law of Contract (BA)

JUR1310 – EU Competition Law (BA)

JUR1440 – EU Substantive Law (BA)

JUR1450 – Marine Insurance

JUR1530 – Refugee and Asylum Law (BA)

JUR1560 – International Constitutional Law and Democracy (BA)

JUR1630 – Privacy and Data Protection

JUR1641 – Electronic Communications Law (BA)

JUR1690 – Robot Regulation – BA

JUR1710 – International Human Rights Law: Institutions and Procedures

JUR1730 – International Humanitarian Law (The Law of Armed Conflict)

JUR1880 – Financial Market Law and Regulation

JUR1910 – Women’s Law and Human Rights (BA)




The Master’s students have 30 courses that are being offered by the department of Law. They are;

JUS5040 – Moot Court10
JUS5134 – The Right to Peace10
JUS5230 – International Commercial Law10
JUS5240 – Comparative Private Law10
JUS5260 – English Law of Contract10
JUS5310 – EU Competition Law10
JUS5401 – Maritime Law – Contracts10
JUS5402 – Maritime Law: Liability and Insurance10
JUS5405 – Law of the Sea10
JUS5411 – Petroleum Law10
JUS5440 – EU Substantive Law10
JUS5450 – Marine Insurance10
JUS5503 – Human Rights and Counter-Terrorism: Striking a Balance?10
JUS5520 – International Environmental Law10
JUS5530 – Refugee and Asylum Law10
JUS5540 – Public International Law10
JUS5560 – International Constitutional Law and Democracy10
JUS5570 – International Criminal Law10
JUS5630 – Privacy and Data Protection10
JUS5641 – Electronic Communications Law10
JUS5650 – Cyber security Regulation10
JUS5660 – Intellectual Property Law in the Information Society10
JUS5670 – Electronic Commerce Law10
JUS5680 – Internet Governance10
JUS5690 – Robot Regulation10
JUS5710 – International Human Rights Law: Institutions and Procedures10
JUS5730 – International Humanitarian Law (The Law of Armed Conflict)10
JUS5831 – Environmental Law and Economics10
JUS5850 – International Trade Law10
JUS5851 – International Investment Law10
JUS5852 – International Commercial Arbitration10
JUS5870 – European Labour Law10
JUS5880 – Financial Market Law and Regulation10
JUS5910 – Women’s Law and Human Rights10
JUS5911 – International Climate Change and Energy Law10
JUS5912 – Legal Writing and Oral Advocacy in International Law10
JUS5930 – Comparative Public Law10
MARL5110 – Maritime law: Safety, Competition and EU10
MARL5120 – Maritime Law in practice: Mock Trial10
NSELP4002 – Upstream Oil and Gas: Public and Contractual Law Aspects


Ph.D. students are only trained on one course;

JUR9020 – Internationalization, transnational Law and Comparison.


  • Medicine: The faculty of medicine in the University of Oslo houses four departments which are;
  • Health Management and Health Economics
  • International health
  • Medicine
  • Nutrition


  • Health Management and Health Economics

This department only runs programmes for its Master’s students. It has a total of 37 courses which it teaches. They are; 

HECON4000 – Basic Mathematics for Health Economists

HECON4100 – Fundamentals of Health Economics

HECON4210 – Demand for health and health insurance

HECON4220 – Paying Providers of Health Care

HECON4230 – Optimal regulation

HECON4250 – Cost and efficiency analyses of health care providers

HECON4260 – Need analyses, risk adjustments and formula funding

HEVAL4200 – Fundamentals of economic evaluation in health care

HEVAL5110 – Valuing Health

HEVAL5120 – Modelling in economic evaluation I

HEVAL5130 – Modelling in economic evaluation II

HEVAL5140 – Methods for estimating the effects of interventions

HEVAL5150 – Decision making under risk and uncertainty

HEVAL5200 – Topics in economic evaluation

HFIN4210 – Finance

HFIN4220 – Investments

HFIN4230 – Cost accounting

HFIN4240 – Budgeting

HGOV4100 – Fundamentals of Health Care Systems

HGOV5200 – Topics in Health Policy

HLAW4100 – Fundamentals of Health Law

HMAN4100 – Fundamentals of management

HMAN4210 – Leadership and management

HMAN4220 – Health organization development and design

HMAN4230 – Internship

HMAN5140 – Topics in Priority Setting

HMAN5150 – Management in practice (HR-management)

HMAN5160 – Integrated Care Models

HMAN5170 – Evidence informed health policy

HMAN5200 – Topics in Health Management

HMED4100 – Fundamentals of medicine

HMET4100 – Fundamentals of statistics

HMET4210 – Research Design

HMET5120 – Qualitative methods

HMET5130 – Linear Regression Analyses

HMET5140 – Non-parametric and alternative regression methods in statistics

HMM4501 – Master thesis




  • International Health


This department only offers Master’s programmes to its students. There are 15 courses in this department which are;

INTHE4006 – Literature Review and Research Question Seminar
INTHE4007 – Research Methodology
INTHE4008 – Research Ethics – introductory module in research ethics
INTHE4012 – Master Thesis
INTHE4013 – Fundamentals of International Community Health Part I
INTHE4014 – Fundamentals of International Community Health Part II
INTHE4016 – Qualitative Methodology
INTHE4017 – Quantitative Methodology
INTHE4113 – Introduction to Medical Anthropology: key concepts and perspectives
INTHE4114 – Epidemiology in practice – Methodology, examples and tools
INTHE4117 – New priorities for HIV and AIDS in the developing world context
INTHE4118 – Reproductive and Sexual Health and Human Rights
INTHE4119 – Evidence Informed Health Policy
INTHE4120 – Ethical issues in international health research – advanced module in research ethics
INTHE4121 – Water and food in a global health perspective



  • Medicine

The department of medicine only runs programmes for its Master’s and Ph.D. students. It has a total of 33 courses for its Master’s students.


MEDFL5010E – Introductory course to the medical PhD programme, INTRO I
MEDFL5030E – Introductory course to the medical PhD program, INTRO II
MEDFL5120 – Introduction to infectious disease modelling
MEDFL5120BTS – Molecular medicine (national course)
MEDFL5125 – Introductory course to cardiovascular research and medicine
MEDFL5130E – Introductory course in statistics
MEDFL5135 – Biomarkers for clinical research
MEDFL5140 – Qualitative research methods
MEDFL5150 – Essentials of Neurophysiology: from neurons to circuits to behaviours
MEDFL5155 – Introduction to statistics and bioinformatics for the analysis of large-scale biological data
MEDFL5170 – Flow cytometry in medical research and diagnostics
MEDFL5185 – Critical perspectives on health and disease
MEDFL5195 – OMICs in medical research
MEDFL5215 – Life science, cell and animal research
MEDFL5225 – A molecular approach to genetic and epigenetic gene regulation, from basic research to the clinic
MEDFL5230 – Course on clinical, epidemiological and public health research
MEDFL5250 – Methods in Cardiac Research
MEDFL5265 – Community-Based Participatory Action Research
MEDFL5270 – Quantitative biology, or mathematics is biology’s next microscope
MEDFL5275 – Prediction (in Molecular Biology)
MEDFL5285 – The Economics of Hospitals: Competition, Price Incentives, Non-profit status and Waiting Times
MEDFL5295 – Global health
MEDFL5320 – Medical history: sources, methods and historiographical questions
MEDFL5325 – Register-based epidemiology
MEDFL5335 – Modern methods for analyzing survival and time to event data
MEDFL5345 – Neuroscience data integration through use of digital brain atlases
MEDFL5355 – Reproductive and sexual health and rights in global health
MEDFL5490 – Laboratory animal handling
MEDFL5493 – CAREIN – Course In Animal Research In Norway
MEDFL5510E – Logistic regression, survival analysis and Cox-regression
MEDFL5555 – Analysis of repeated/correlated measurements
MEDFL5570 – New statistical methods for causal inference
MEDFL5580 – Epidemiological methods, beyond the basics


  • Nutrition

The department of nutrition has 2 courses. These courses are taught throughout the semester.

The faculty of humanities has a bid to produce students of repute in the fields of religion, philosophy, history etc. The faculty of humanities has eight departments under its umbrella. They are;

  • Culture, Religion, Asian Languages, Asian and African Studies
  • European Languages, Literature, European and American Studies
  • History, Archaeology and Conservation Studies
  • Ibsen Studies
  • Media and Communication
  • Musicology
  • Philosophy, History of Art and Ideas, Greek and Latin
  • Scandinavian Studies, Celtic Studies, Linguistics and Textual Sciences


  • Mathematics and natural sciences

The faculty of Mathematics and natural sciences hearkens unto a global perspective which connotes science at the heart of every development. Well, this is not far from the truth. There are ten departments under this faculty which are;

  • Mathematics, Mechanics, Statistics.
  • Technology Systems.
  • Theoretical Astrophysics.


The faculty of dentistry from the University of Oslo is a lone department. This faculty offers one course in its faculty.

  • Social sciences

The faculty has seven departments/topics that teach over 200 courses in its Bachelor and Post-Graduate Programmes. The seven topics are;

  • Economics
  • Political Science
  • Psychology
  • Social Anthropology
  • Sociology and Human Geography
  • Technology, Innovation and Culture
  • Interdisciplinary courses


The faculty of education has three departments/topics under the faculty. These departments/topics train the students with 102 courses in its Bachelor and Post-Graduate Programmes. The three departments are;

University of Oslo Scholarship Opportunities

There are few scholarships available for students on bachelor degree programmes or master degree programmes.

Therefore, scholarships are only valid under programmes such as Erasmus Mundus, Erasmus+, Nordplus and the EEA Grants/Norway Grants programme.

There are scholarship opportunities for ISS students and the competition for ISS’ scholarships are difficult and sponsorship/funding is highly limited. The ISS scholarships are only available to applicants that seek entrance to the International Summer School, not to applicants that have full degrees at the University of Oslo.

University of Oslo Scholarship criteria

To be successful in your ISS scholarship pursuit, you must demonstrate:

  • That you meet the academic requirements
  • Exceptional academic results
  • Your application for a course is relevant to your background.
  • Your professional background is important to the course you’re applying for.


Who cannot, on a general basis, be eligible to apply for scholarships?

  • Medical professionals that are applying for Norwegian language courses
  • Applicants that choose to ISSN0110 Intensive Elementary Norwegian, Level I
  • Current and former University of Oslo students
  • Citizens of a Nordic country


International Students

The University of Oslo’s international students like every other student is not required to pay fees. However, the student must fulfil all the requirements that are mandated after admission which includes paying the compulsory fee. The international student in the University of Oslo has access to scholarships too.


Research centres and other special units

There are

  • Norwegian Centre for Violence and Traumatic Stress Studies (wholly owned by the university)
  • Centre for International Climate and Environmental Research(a foundation affiliated with the university)
  • The Biotechnology Centre of Oslo
  • Centre for Gender Research
  • Norwegian Institute in Rome (wholly owned by the university)
  • Barony Rosendal (wholly owned by the university)
  • Molecular Life Science
  • International Summer School


There are four libraries in the University of Oslo that house books and other academic materials. This is also the home of many research works. The libraries are;

  • Library of Medicine and Health Sciences
  • Library of Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Faculty of Law Library
  • Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences Library


The University of Oslo has five museums that hold artefacts of history and also tale a documentary of the University’s history. These museums are;

  • Mineralogical-geological Museum
  • Paleontological Museum
  • Zoological Museum
  • Botanical Garden
  • Botanical Museum


University of Oslo Notable Alumni

The University of Oslo has also produced an outstanding number of alumni that have served in different sectors of the nation and the globe. Some of these notable alumni are;

  • Gro Harlem Brundtland – Former prime minister of Norway.
  • Åse Kleveland – Norwegian singer and politician.
  • Andreas Thorud – Footballer
  • Thor Heyerdahl – Ethnographerand adventurer.
  • Kåre Willoch – Former prime minister of Norway.
  • Harrison Schmitt – Former American astronaut.
  • Petrit Selimi – Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Kosovo.



The University of Oslo ticks all the boxes when you’re in search of a University in Oslo that is affordable and widely renowned. It’s a desirable place to be in and I hope your pursuit is crowned with success.

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