Admission for exchange students

The University of Oslo has exchange agreements with more than 500 recognized universities around the world and participates in exchange programmes such as Erasmus+ and Nordplus. Exchange students apply through their home institution and study at the University of Oslo for one or two semesters.

Courses offered in English

As an exchange student at the University of Oslo, you may choose from more than 800 different courses taught in English.

Norwegian language courses

Exchange students at the University of Oslo may apply for Norwegian Language Courses on foundation and advanced level.

How to apply

Exchange students must be nominated in UiO's nomination service by their home university. The deadlines are:

  • 1 May for the Autumn semester
  • 1 November for the Spring semester

Student housing

International students on exchange programmes are guaranteed accommodation in one of the student villages, provided that they apply within the specified deadlines.

Start of the semester

Exchange students should arrive in Oslo the week before the start of the semester to ensure that they will be present for the orientation for new students.

Visa and residence permit

Non-EU citizens must start the application process as soon as possible.
EU-citizens must 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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