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International Summer School

Photo: UiO/Mantas Grigaliunas

598 students from 89 countries participated at the International Summer School 2015!

Applications for the 2016 session (June 25 - August 5, 2016) open on December 1.

Learn Norwegian at UiO all year round!

There are a number of Norwegian courses offered at UiO. Each course has a different focus and target group.

Courses at the International Summer School

The International Summer School (ISS) offers intensive Master's and Bachelor's courses each summer, from late June to late July. We welcome over 550 students from about 90 countries.


This summer, Augustana senior Christian Einertson (Marietta, Georgia) and junior Kofi Gunu (Tamale, Ghana) spent seven weeks in Norway as members of the Peace Scholars coalition.

A Changing Arctic – A unique blend of circum-Arctic science and society

This year 15 students participated in the Masters-level course “A Changing Arctic” which blends social, legal, geopolitical and natural science topics. Read more about the course in the CEED Blog. 

Student blog

Summer School student Alexandra Olsen de Wallau has written about her first weekend at the International Summer School in her blogpost The moment I realized that I am really, actually, very far away from home... and it is fantastic.

Thank you for sharing your story!

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Academic Information


ISS has hosted HECUA programmes since 1973. Currently, we provide the infrastructure for HECUA's The New Norway program in the autumn semester.

Handbooks 2015


Apply now for Spring 2016 Norwegian courses!

Deadline: December 5, 2015

Contact us

+47 22 85 63 85



Jun 25, 2016 10:00 AM - 03:00 PM, Lobby of Georg Morgenstiernes hus
Jun 25, 2016 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM, Aud. 1 Georg Morgenstiernes hus
Jun 26, 2016 02:00 PM - 05:00 PM
Jun 27, 2016 09:00 AM - 02:00 PM, ISS Office, Georg Morgenstiernes hus
Jun 27, 2016 07:00 PM - 10:00 PM, University Aula, Domus Media

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Internal pages for employees at ISS.