Published June 19, 2018 10:51 AM

At the University of Oslo you use the same username and password to log in to Studentweb and to the different IT services at the University of Oslo.

Most students have received their username on SMS the last week of May. 

Received your username

If you have received your username on SMS, you must set up your IT user account and create a password. 

Not received your username

If you did not receive the SMS, please collect your username at Houston IT services or The IT/AV service at the Faculty of Social Sciences after arrival in Oslo. 

Published May 28, 2018 3:47 PM

The Norwegian Finance Initiative (NFI) is awarding a prize for the best master's thesis in financial economics written at a university in Norway during the last academic year. If you have written a good masters thesis that falls within the field of financial economics, we encourage you to submit your thesis for consideration.

The deadline is 30 June 2018. Read more about how you can apply here.

Published May 15, 2018 9:34 AM

The Department of Economics herby invites all students who handed in their thesis autumn 2017 or spring 2018 to the master’s degree celebration on June 21, 2018.

Please read more about the event here.

In order to attend the ceremony, please sign up no later than June 13, 2018.

You will find the online form for signing up on the website above.


The Department of Economics

Published Apr. 16, 2018 8:25 AM

The Department of Economics wants to improve the study programs. We would therefore ask you to spend 5-7 minutes to respond to questions about the courses you follow this term. This will be valuable feedback for teachers, administration and the management of the Department.

You shall only answer this form once and only respond to questions about the courses you follow spring 2018.

Questionnaire for students at master level

Deadline: 25 April 2018

Thank you for your time!

Published Apr. 13, 2018 12:41 PM

Lær å spre resultatene av masteroppgaven din!

Les mer på denne nettsiden om kronikkurs for masterstudenter ved HF, SV og SUM

Published Apr. 6, 2018 12:38 PM

There are three scholarships available for Master's students at the Department of Economics who choose the Advanced Methods/Research programme option.

See this website for more information and application form.

We urge all interested students to apply.

Deadline: 20 April 2018.

Questions? Contact the Department of Economics:

Published Mar. 21, 2018 3:53 PM

In memory of Erik Blytt, a former student and researcher at SUM, the Centre annually advertises a stipend for master students of NOK 3000 per month, with 6 - 12 months attachment to the Centre.

The recipient of the stipend will have modest duties, primarily to assist SUM's interdisciplinary Research School in Development and the Environment. This will leave ample time for writing their master’s thesis, which should be on some theme of relevance to one of SUM's research areas/themes.

The final application deadline is 20 April, 2018.

The stipend, and the associated duties, will start from 1 June 2018. 

For more information, please see the SUM Research School web page here.

Published Mar. 14, 2018 9:58 AM

This evening you can stay at the library until midnight and focus on your writing. There are events during the whole evening, see the program and more information on the library's website. Here you also can see what events will be in English.



Published Mar. 12, 2018 9:57 AM

The deadline to apply for a supervisor is March 16. You apply through the online form

Remember that you must fill in the online form regardless of whether you have made personal arrangements with a supervisor, or wish the master committee to assign you a supervisor.

See information about scholarships, deadlines and more on the webpage about the master thesis in Economics.

If you have any questions, please send an email to

Published Feb. 23, 2018 11:29 AM

The University of British Columbia (BC, Canada) is conducting a research project that surveys views among students in economics on different topics and issues related to economics.

In this survey you will be presented with short statements from different scholars, mainly in economics, regarding different economic views and ideas. You will be asked to indicate the extent to which you agree or disagree with each statement.

This survey is running in 19 different countries and is part of a research project funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, and has also received a certificate of approval from the Behavioural Research Ethics Board at UBC.

All the responses you provide in this survey will be treated as confidential.

Please click on this link to start the survey (15-minute survey).

Published Feb. 20, 2018 2:22 PM

What do you think about the ECON courses you are taking this semester?

Please talk to the contact student of your courses to give feedback on the teaching, or contact the lecturer directly.

You can also provide feedback to the Department using this online form.

Published Feb. 6, 2018 9:45 AM

Slides from the information meeting for 2nd semester master students can be found here:

You can also download the podcast from the meeting:

The deadline to apply for a supervisor is March 16. Remember that you must fill in the online form regardless of whether you have made personal arrangements with a supervisor, or wish the master's committee to assign you a supervisor.

See information about scholarships and deadlines on the webpage about the Master Thesis in Economics.

Published Feb. 6, 2018 8:10 AM

We want to draw your attention to the Summer school of the Norwegian Finance Initiative (NFI). The summer school is intended to be an appetizer for top students that may have an interest in pursuing a PhD in finance.

It will be organized from June 18-22, 2018.

Please see this link for more information.

Published Feb. 5, 2018 2:16 PM

Polit Case Competition is a case competition tailored to students of economics where participants have the opportunity to apply economic theory to a real-life case. The case incorporates aspects that build upon the tools obtained as a student of economics.

Polit Case Competition is also an opportunity to meet some of the most interesting employers of economists as the event is organized in collaboration with our partner companies.

Polit Case Competition 2018 will take place in March at the University of Copenhagen.

Your travel expenses will be covered if you travel from a university outside the Copenhagen metropolitan area.

More information about Polit Case Competition can be found here

Explore the video recap of the 2017 Polit Case Competition

Published Feb. 5, 2018 8:42 AM

Landsforeningen for kvinner med bekkenleddsmerter (LKB) offers a scholarship to a master student who wants to write a master thesis about the social costs of women getting afflicted with pelvic griddle pain.

  • Our main interest is in costs related to dropout from work life (short-term and long-term)
  • How are the costs distributed between the public, the employees, and the employer and her family?
  • If possible: discussion of other costs associated with these women's reduced ability to do unpaid housework and, more generally, their reduced functional level

What do LKB offer?

  • 20,000 NOK
  • Not supervisor or workplace, but LKB's project leader works as a researcher in economics and may offer some assistance

Application deadline: June 1, 2018....

Published Jan. 31, 2018 11:14 AM

The Department will host a meeting about obtaining a supervisor, planning and writing your thesis and expectations.

The meeting will be held February 1 at 16:15 – 18:00 in auditorium 2, ES.

In addition to giving you practical information, we have invited external researchers to talk about their projects. This might give you an opportunity to join in on some of their projects or get ideas for topics or themes for your thesis.

Some of the researchers will stay after the meeting has finished so you will have a chance to discuss your thesis prospect with them.

Pizza will be served after the meeting.

We hope to see you all there!


Best regards,

The Department of Economics 

Published Jan. 29, 2018 9:55 AM

The Student Council invites all students at the Department of Economics to the annual general assembly to elect the new Student Council.

We encourage all students to show up, either to run for one of the positions in the Student Council, or to vote for the other students running.  

When: January 29, 4:00pm

Where: auditorium 5, Eilert Sundts house

Pizza will be served.

*The assembly is for students at the Department of Economics only.  

Published Jan. 16, 2018 8:12 AM

Climate and Society: Transformations in the 21st Century

Climate change is raising profound challenges at every level, and to every part and member of society. Confronting and resolving issues regarding both causes and consequences of climate change is of utmost urgency. This calls for collaboration and knowledge-sharing that crosses disciplines and borders.

All undergraduate and postgraduate students from all countries and academic disciplines are invited to participate in the first Bergen International Student Conference, hosted by the University of Bergen.

The 2018 conference will take place on the 5th and 6th of April.

For more information please see this link

Published Jan. 15, 2018 4:06 PM

Osloforskning is a collaboration between the City of Oslo and the University of Oslo and is intended to promote research and recruitment to research that derives its theme from Oslo.

Master's level students can apply for grants of 30,000 NOK for work on master's theses having topics related to Oslo.

Application deadline: 15th February 2018

Apply and get more information.