New international students

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.

Welcome to Oslo!

The Autumn semester 2019 starts Monday 12 August.

1. Apply for housing by 1 June

Choose single furnished room with the arrival date 1 August


2. Apply for visa/residence permit

If you are a non-EU citizen you must start the application process as soon as you receive admission to UiO.

3. Set up your IT user account

Some students will receive their username for the IT services by SMS before the semester start. 

Students who do not receive the SMS can collect their username at Houston IT services or your local student IT office after arrival in Oslo. 

4. Course registration

Exchange students can register for courses in Studentweb from June. Full degree students must wait until arrival in August.

Log in to Studentweb with your username and password. 

5. Special needs

If you require special needs provisions for your everyday study situation, please contact your faculty as early as possible.

6. Plan your arrival to UiO

Attend our Meet & Greet service and the event First Night in Oslo on the Friday before semester start. See the outline for the first week at UiO (will be published shortly).


7. Start packing

Check what we recommend you to pack before your arrival.

8. Start of studies

Check out the events that will take place during your first week in Oslo. 

Free online course: Introduction to Norwegian

Learn to speak, write and understand basic Norwegian before arrival.

Practical information

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