Learn from the best

The University of Oslo (UiO) was founded in 1811, and is Norway’s oldest and largest institution of higher education. UiO has contributed substantially to research, innovation, and education in and outside of Norway.

A leading European university

UiO is the highest ranked institution of education and research in Norway - and one of the World's Top 100 universities, according to the Shanghai World Ranking. With five Nobel Prize winners, UiO has a strong track record of pioneering research and scientific discovery.

The University of Oslo offers degree programmes within eight faculties: Theology, Law, Medicine, Humanities, Mathematics and Natural Sciences, Dentistry, Social Sciences, and Education. We offer more than 800 courses taught in English at all levels, and around 40 Master’s degree programmes taught entirely in English.

Quality education

As a student at UiO you will learn from the best academic staff the country has to offer and be a part of a modern research-intensive university where opportunities are abundant. Expect fellow students who are highly motivated and engaged, and who will become part of your social and professional network for life.

With its broad range of courses and programmes taught in English, the University of Oslo has become an attractive destination for a growing number of international students. Currently 13 percent of the student population is from foreign countries, and 26 percent of the PhD candidates. At the UiO campus you will meet students from all over the world.

A research university

The University of Oslo is Norway’s largest research institution. Basic research constitutes the cornerstone of the University’s ongoing development as a research university of high international standing. We believe that excellence in research is a prerequisite for quality in university education, and that it is the key to the research community’s ability to provide relevant responses to current challenges, to contribute to innovation, and to engage in public and international issues.

The University of Oslo coordinates ten Centres of Excellence (SFF), a Centre for Research-based Innovation, seven Marie Curie Training Sites, three of Norway’s foremost museums as well as a decentralised centre with nodes in Tromsø and Oslo.

One third of all PhD candidates in Norway are admitted to a PhD programme at the University of Oslo. Most candidates are employed as research fellows at the university or another research institution.

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Published Dec. 13, 2012 9:34 AM - Last modified Mar. 4, 2016 3:34 PM