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

Courses offered in English

As an exchange student at UiO you may choose from a wide range of courses taught in English.

UiO also has some online courses (MOOCs).

Norwegian language courses

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

How to apply

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

Student housing

Incoming students are guaranteed accommodation in a student village, provided that they apply within the specified deadlines and arrive at the beginning of the semester.

Start of the semester

Due to the ongoing pandemic, incoming exchange to UiO in Autumn 2020 is cancelled.

Information about Spring 2021 will be available shortly.

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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