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.

See our Pre-Arrival guide to help you navigate the important and necessary steps before coming to Norway

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Welcome to Oslo!

The Spring semester 2020 starts Monday 6 January.

  • Apply for housing by 1 November
    • Choose single furnished room with the arrival date 2 January.

  • 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.
  • Set up your IT user account
    • Most students will receive their username for the IT services by SMS before the semester start. If you do not receive the SMS you can collect your username  after arrival in Oslo. 

  • Course registration
    • Exchange students can register for courses in Studentweb from 3 December. 

Special needs

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

Plan your arrival to UiO

Attend our Meet & Greet service and the event First Night in Oslo on Monday 6 January. Check the outline for the semester start week.

Start packing

Check what we recommend you to pack before your arrival.

Start of studies

06 Jan.
10:00 AM, Oslo Central Station
06 Jan.
6:30 PM, TBA
07 Jan.
9:30 AM, Sophus Lies auditorium

Free online course: Introduction to Norwegian

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