Admission to UiO for exchange students

Exchange students must apply through their home institution and may study at the University of Oslo (UiO) for one or two semesters.

Due to the ongoing pandemic, the University of Oslo has cancelled all incoming and outgoing exchange for the autumn semester 2020. For Spring 2021 we accept nominations from partners in Europe.

Courses offered in English

As an exchange student at UiO you may choose from a wide range of courses taught in English. In response to the Covid-19 pandemic UiO is currently offering a blend of online and in-class courses to its students.

Norwegian language courses

Exchange students at the University of Oslo may apply for Norwegian Language courses on foundation and advanced level. A free online course is also available (MOOC).

How to apply

Incoming exchange students must be nominated in UiO's nomination service by their home university. The deadlines for nomination and application are 15 October for the spring semester and 1 May for the autumn semester.

Student housing

The application deadline for student housing is 1 November for the spring semester and 1 June for the autumn semester. Exchange students can apply for a single furnished room.

Start of the semester

The spring semester 2021 starts on 4 January with orientation for new international students.

Most courses will start the week after.

Visa and residence permit

Non-EU citizens start the application process as soon as they have the letter of admission.
EU-citizens register their residency in Norway after arrival.

Why choose the University of Oslo

The University of Oslo (UiO) is a highly ranked European university which offers a wide range of courses taught in English.

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