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Anders Behring Breivik seeking admission to the University of Oslo

The University of Oslo (UiO) has today informed its staff in the Department of Political Science that Anders Behring Breivik has applied for admission to the bachelor's programme in political science from the autumn semester 2015.

– Should Breivik be offered admission, prison regulations will prevent him from visiting campus and having any contact with students or staff at the University, says the Rector of UiO, Ole Petter Ottersen.

All inmates in Norwegian prisons have a right to pursue higher education in Norway if they meet the admission requirements and are successful in competition with other applicants.

– By staying true to our regulations we send a signal to people who want to undermine our rule-based and democratic society, said Ottersen.

If Breivik is admitted, prison regulations entail that he will follow the programme by means of independent study on his prison cell. He will not be able to have any contact with other students or staff, or come to campus. Breivik cannot attend compulsory seminars or receive personal guidance from staff. His prison regulations also prevent him from accessing digital learning resources or communicating with other students through the internet. The communication between the university and Breivik will take place via a contact person in prison.

Whether Breivik is admitted or not will only be known after the higher education admission results are made public by The Norwegian Universities and Colleges Admission Service on 20 July.

Read more about Higher Education Entrance Qualification on The Norwegian Universities and Colleges Admission Service’s website.

Published June 18, 2015 11:32 AM - Last modified June 18, 2015 11:34 AM