Admission to UiO for exchange students

COVID-19 information: Due to the ongoing pandemic there are some restrictions for incoming exchange to UiO. For important information, please see website for new international students and latest news about the corona situation at UiO campus

Exchange programmes at UiO

UiO admits exchange students through different agreements and programmes: 

How to apply for exchange

Students must be nominated in our system, and then complete their application before the deadlines 1 May for the autumn semester and 15 October for the spring semester.

Courses in English

Exchange students at UiO may choose from a wide range of courses taught in English.

Questions about courses must be directed to the relevant faculty.

Language courses

Admitted exchange students may apply for Norwegian Language courses on foundation or advanced level. UiO also offers an online introduction course (MOOC).

Student housing

Exchange students may apply for housing in a student village. We recommend that you submit your application as early as possible.

Start of the semester

The spring semester 2022 will start on 10 January with orientation for new international students. Most courses will start the week after.

Residence permit

Non-EU citizens start the application process after 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.