Students rate UiO as "outstanding"

University of Oslo is the winner of the International Student Satisfaction Award 2016.

The award is published by StudyPortals, a international study platform that provides information about study programmes worldwide and enable students to find and compare study options across borders.

UiO is outstanding

Both the Norwegian University of Science and Technology and the University of Bergen received "Excellent International Student Satisfaction Award’. But of all the Norwegian institutions it was the University of Oslo that the international students were most pleased with. UiO was the only Norwegian institution to receive the ‘outstanding’ designation. 

The administrative and teaching staff are very organised and help all students a lot to make their stay as easy as possible. At the same time, there are many courses and so much to learn.

Comment from a student in the International Student reward - about the University of Oslo.

The Principal of the University of Oslo has blogged about this award

Norway is the best country to study in

Norway climbs to the top of the list and hosts the most satisfied students in Europe. Norway was rated as 9.26, a solid increase from the 8.78 rating from 2015. Or a leap of seven spots from last years ranking.

The students emphasized the availability of many courses in English accessible for exchange students, as a very positive aspect within Scandinavian countries, according to Study Portals press release.

Here is the full list of this years awards


  • The StudyPortals International Student Satisfaction Awards 2016 were based on 15,965 students reviews on 53 different European universities. 
  • Institutions with an average rating of 9.5 or higher receive an Award for Outstanding International Student Satisfaction.
  • The Excellent International Student Satisfaction Award will be handed to universities with an average rating of 9.0 or higher.
  • Universities that received a score above 8.0 received a Very Good International Student Satisfaction Award.

Published Nov. 2, 2016 9:46 AM - Last modified Nov. 2, 2016 9:59 AM