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The Ombud for Students

The Ombud for Students provides independent support for students at UiO. The Ombud has a duty of confidentiality, and can be contacted entirely without obligation.

Here is what we can help with

It can be challenging to find your way in the university landscape. Contact the Ombud for Students if you feel that your enquiries made to other bodies are leading nowhere, or if you believe that your rights are not being safeguarded.

The Ombud for Students can:

  • Advise on how students can proceed in order to safeguard their interests in relation to a case
  • Support students in their relations with UiO
  • Investigate UiO’s case processing with the student’s consen

The Ombud for Students does not adopt a position with regard to academic questions.

If the Ombud cannot provide support for your case, you will be given assistance with how to proceed.

Contact us

You are welcome to visit the Office of the Ombud for Students on the ground floor of the Kristian Ottosen building at Blindern during visiting hours: Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1300 to 1500, or by prior agreement.

Phone: (+47) 452 98 992 / (+47) 22 85 74 48


Mail: Studentombudet ved UiO, Postboks 1173, Blindern, 0318 Oslo

Your rights

As a student at UiO you have both rights and obligations. Contact the Ombud for Students if you have any questions about your rights.

About the Ombud for Students

Marianne Høva Rustberggard is UiO’s and Norway’s first ombud for students, and she took up the position in February 2013.

Marianne has an LL.M. and a BA in culture and society. In addition she has broad experience of student politics from various offices held, as well as board experience.


The Ombud for Students can support you if you wish to report censurable circumstances such as harassment, bullying, embezzlement or violation of safety routines.

If you wish to blow the whistle anonymously, you may do this through the Ombud for Students.