New international students

New international students at UiO!

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The International Student Reception supports exchange and degree students studying at UiO. 

Information for new students arriving in January

  • The semester start for spring 2021 is Monday 4 January. 

  • For any questions about digital teaching and the exact dates for when your courses will begin, please contact your Faculty information centre. 

  • Unfortunately, due to the covid-19 situation, we cannot confirm that all international students will receive housing through SiO from January 2021. 

  • We recommend that you do not book any flights or make any financial commitments regarding your travel to Norway, before you have secured housing. 

Information about entry and quarantine regulations

  • The Norwegian government has introduced stricter measures for entry into Norway from midnight Monday 9 November. 

  • Please note that there are quarantine regulations for countries outside of the EU and most European countries. Please see here for further information. 

  • We strongly recommend that you stay updated on the information regarding entry regulations, as they may be subject to change on a short notice. See UDI’s website for further information. 

  • If you will be arriving before January, please contact the health authorities for current information about quarantine regulations. 

  • Further information about quarantine regulations from January will be provided as soon as possible. 

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This page provides important information aimed at students who have been admitted to studies at UiO, in order to prepare for their arrival and semester start. Are you interested in applying, see Admission to UiO.