Admission to UiO for exchange students

Students from universities which have an exchange agreement with University of Oslo (UiO) may spend one or two semesters at UiO as part of their studies. UiO offers a wide range of courses in English.

Exchange possibilities at UiO

UiO admits exchange students through different agreements and programmes: 

Information about the Covid-19 situation at UiO.

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 autumn semester started on 15 August with the orientation for new students. The spring semester 2023 starts 9 January.

After admission

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.