Published June 25, 2018 3:42 PM

There are available places on master level courses in the autumn semester at the University Centre in Svalbard (UNIS) for qualified applicants. Also, there are some summer courses.

If you're interested in applying, you'll find more information at UNIS' web page:

First come, first served for qualified applicants!

Kind regards, 
Student administration 
Department of Geosciences

Published June 7, 2018 2:00 PM

Those of you that are finishing your master studies this semester, please be aware that your study right will expire as well, and if you're planning to attend single courses at master's level in the autumn, you will have to apply for a single courses study right at Master's level. 

For more information about the admission and deadlines, see:

If you have questions related to single courses, please contact the MN Student Information Centre ( 

Good luck with your examinations!

Kind regards, 
Student administration 
Department of Geosciences


Published June 6, 2018 2:12 PM

We're getting some questions from students that are either appointed- or want to drive at field excursions and have been advised to talk with the student administration getting a contract. 

Please notice that the student administration can't help you with this.

The course/fieldcourse- responsible need to take contact with Ann-Christin Jäger ( at economy at the Department of Geosciences well before departure and have a contract made for the students this applies to. You can't drive the UiO-cars without a valid contract and driver licence that is valid in Norway.

Ann-Christin is currently away from office and will be back from Thursday 14 June. 

Kind regards, 
Student administration 
Department of Geosciences

Published June 5, 2018 1:12 PM
Published June 1, 2018 3:19 PM

We're open Monday at 4 June, due to the MSc submission deadline at 1 June (23.59/11:59PM) from 10.00 - 14.30.  

Feel free to stop by if you have any questions!

Best of luck for the remaining last hours!

Kind regards, 
Student administration 
Department of Geosciences

Published May 11, 2018 12:10 PM

To students enrolled in HSE courses spring 2018

Last chance to complete the HSE eLearning courses the current semester is May 25.

Remember you have to be registered at least one day prior to taking the online exam. The eLearning courses are HMS0501 Safety and Physical Environment, HMS0502 Positive Learning Environment, HMS503 Laboratory Safety, HMS05004 Field Safety and HMS0505 Electricity Safety. LINK

If you do not complete the courses by this date, your enrolment will be deleted for the spring semester and you will have to actively re-enroll in the course(s) in StudentWeb for the autumn semester 2018.

NB If you plan to finish a study programme this spring it is important to finish any remaining HSE courses obligatory in the programme.


Studies Administration, GEO

Published Apr. 9, 2018 10:38 AM


the student administration at the Department of Geosciences is closed Thursday and Friday this week (12-13 April), due to a seminar at Kongsberg. 

If you have urgent questions during this period, please contact the MN Student Information centre ( or pay them a visit in Vilhelm Bjerknes' hus, 1st floor (open from 12 to 15). 

Kind regards, 
Student administration 
Department of Geosciences

Published Apr. 6, 2018 10:48 AM

Miljøringen offer one/two student grants for MSc students in Environmental Geosciences / Geology in the subject areas polluted soil / polluted sediments.

Application deadline for the grant is 1st of May 2018.

Fint more information and links to further information in the pdf (in Norwegian).

Regards from the Studies administration

Published Mar. 14, 2018 2:07 PM

Norsk Romsenter tilbyr to stipend til studenter til sommerskolen i Alpbach, Østerrike. Årets tema er: "Sample return from small solar system bodies".

Fokus er retur av prøver fra mindre objekter i solsystemet, en kul oppgave for studenter som holder på med ulike realfag eller teknologistudier. Oppgaven går ut på å foreslå hvordan man kan undersøke og helst hente prøver fra mindre himmellegemer i solsystemet, som måner, asteroider, dvergplaneter, støv og annet rusk.

ESAs sommerskole i Alpbach varer i ti dager og foregår i en hyggelig, liten alpeby - Alpbach, Østerrike. Tidsrom: 17. til 26. juli 2018

Les mer om årets sommerskole her:

Published Feb. 8, 2018 3:49 PM

The Studies administration at the Department of Geosciences will be closed Tuesday February 13. The studies administration will be open as usual in the following Wednesday (12.00-14.30).

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause for you.

Regards Studies administration/GEO

Published Jan. 19, 2018 12:46 PM

We wish to remind those of you starting your master studies in Geosciences, autumn 2017 of the upcoming submission deadline for the application for approval of master study agreement.

The deadline is 25 January (15 May for PET-students only). 

Please find the contract and more information here:

The contract must be submitted in original form. 

If you have any questions, please take contact with us!

Yours sincerely, 
Study administration 
Department of Geosciences


Published Oct. 25, 2017 11:38 AM

Are you a master student in Petroleum Geosciences? - Nasjonal forskerskole i petroleumsfag / Petroleum Research School of Norway will have a One-Day-Seminar, November 16th, 2017. As master student you can apply for attending the seminar. 

Red more about the profile for the seminar here:...

Published Oct. 10, 2017 10:10 AM

In English!: Deadline for application for studies in the spring semester 2018 at UNIS - The University Centre in Svalbard is October 15, 2017.

Universitetssenteret på Svalbard (UNIS) tilbyr spennende studiemuligheter som er relevante for mange GEO-studenter.

Som student på et relevant studieprogram kan du tilbringe fra noen uker til et helt semester på Svalbard. Universitetssenteret på Svalbard (UNIS) tilbyr...

Published Sep. 15, 2017 11:01 AM
Floor plan for the new learning environment center in the ZEB building. Construction plan: Estate Department/ UiO

Building of a new learning environment center in the ZEB building

In the premises of the former SiO canteen in the ZEB building (BL21) vis-à-vis the Geology building, will students in geosciences, pharmacy and music get a new meeting place.

The Estate Department commenced the construction work in August, and they expect to finish the new center in December (week 51).