Application process for self-financed applicants

When to apply

  • The application portal for Summer 2019 is open.
  • The application deadline is 1 March.

1. Academic requirements

Academic requirements are different for Master's and Bachelor's courses.

2. Fees

The basic fee includes extracurricular activities, one weekend excursion, and health insurance. You can choose between on and off campus housing. The fees for 2019 will be slightly adjusted in October.

On-Campus Fee (also includes room & board) NOK 24,950 / USD 3,240

Off-Campus Fee (does not include room & board) NOK 10,200 / USD 1,325

3. Choose courses

  • If you are applying for more than one Bachelor course, make sure the courses can be combined by checking our course schedule.
  • Master's and Bachelor's courses cannot be combined. 

4. Choose housing

  • When you apply you must choose if you want to live on- or off-campus. 
  • Admission to the ISS does not automatically grant students the right to on-campus housing at the Blindern Dormitory.
  • On-campus space is limited and housing is awarded on a rolling basis for admitted self-financed applicants.
  • We recommend applicants who wish to live on campus to apply early.

5. Gather documents

  • Gather all the required documents, and upload them in the application portal within the application period.
  • You can log in to the portal multiple times to upload documents, before the given deadline. 
  • If you need instructions on how to upload your documents, please read our guidelines for uploading documents.

6. Apply online

The application portal is open!

Register your application in the University of Oslo's online application system. 

  • Enter your full legal name. Where it says first name, write both your first and middle names exactly as written in your passport.
  • Use one email address to avoid creating multiple user IDs/applications.
  • Make sure that you apply for the correct type: Self-financed, on-campus or off-campus.
  • There is no "Submit" button in the portal
  • You can log in multiple times to complete your application and upload documents by the given deadline.
  • If you need help, see our guide to applying in UiO's online application portal.

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Please note! Your application will be considered invalid if you have not submitted all supporting documents by the deadline. Invalid applications will not be processed.

7. Get your application result

We will start to send out admission letters by email in late January.

For Bachelor's and Norwegian language courses: From January the results of your application will be sent to you by e-mail within three weeks after you have uploaded all necessary documents.

For Master's courses: The results of your application will be announced by 15 April.

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