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University of Oslo

The University of Oslo has played a pivotal role in many of the major changes in Norway over the last 200 years. In connection with our bicentennial in 2011, we published stories about the University's contributions to society.

Top reasons to study here

  • Our students have access to excellent lecture and university library facilities.
  • In Oslo you can combine city life with easy access to the great outdoors.
  • UiO has hundreds of exchange agreements and a six week Summer School:

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About

History

Highligts from UiO's more than 200 years long history.

Education

UiO offers more than 800 courses in English at all levels, around 40 Master’s degree programmes taught entirely in English and several PhD programmes. UiO focuses on research-based education and attracts highly qualified students from all over the country.

Research

As a classical university with a broad range of academic disciplines, UiO has top research communities in most areas. Moreover, UiO currently has 8 National Centres of Excellence and a strategic focus on interdisciplinary research in the field of energy and life sciences in particular. As a broadly based, non-profit research university, UiO has access to good public funding schemes. Lab and office facilities, libraries and technical support are at the high end.

Career

The Career Services are here to partner with you to help you plan and prepare for employment. We assist the students at the University of Oslo in identifying professional interests and goals and work with them to obtain fulfilling fieldwork and internship experiences. You can start developing your career plans as early as your first year and we’re here to guide you.

University Ranking

Academic Ranking of World Universities by Shanghai Jiao Tong University
2019
59 3
2018
62
2017
62
ARWU World University rankings is the first world university ranking. It ranks the world's top 1000 colleges and universities based on objective indicator.
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report
2020
91 7
2019
98 6
2018
104
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report presents all the top universities from the U.S. and 60 other countries around the world.
QS World University Rankings by TopUniversities
2020
119 16
2019
135 7
2018
142
QS World University Rankings is one of the top international rankings measuring the popularity and performance of universities all over the world.
World University Rankings by Times Higher Education
2020
131 -10
2019
121 25
2018
146
World University Rankings is a vital resource that provides the definitive list of the world's best universities.

Services

Housing services

As soon as your plans for a research stay at UiO become definite, we recommend that you make finding suitable accommodation a top priority. This holds especially true if family will be accompanying you.

Since the demand for reseacher housing at UiO usually by far exceeds existing facilities, private housing options should be investigated from the very beginning and in addition to a possible application for researcher housing.

Library services

The University of Oslo has 19 libraries. At the library's webpages you will find information on opening hours, study rooms, maps and more.

ICT services

Your local IT staff can help you with most IT-related problems and qustions, including provision of access credentials for the IT services, installing applications, connecting to the UiO network, setting up printers and printing options, and more. 

Medical services

All students from countries outside the EU/EEA should have private or public health insurance to cover their first weeks in Norway.

Student Life

Campus life

The University's buildings are spread out over four parts of Oslo. The main campus, Blindern, is located on the western outskirts of the city centre.

Sports facilities

A variety of activities are available for individual exercise or under the supervision of fully qualified instructors, in both indoor and outdoor facilities. This includes the sand volleyball court, soccer field and table tennis. Equipment is available at the Dormitory reception.

Student clubs

In Norway many people are active members of a voluntary organization. The organizations serve as a meeting place and the tradition of voluntary work is very common in Norwegian society.

Joining a student organization allows you to participate and make friends during your stay in Oslo. You can be part of a team and gain experience important for your personal development as an exchange student. All student organizations are initiated and run by students themselves.

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