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Cityscape view with the Oslo Harbor at sunset in Oslo, Norway.

Program at a Glance

University of Oslo

Country Norway
City Oslo
Class Level So, Jr, Sr, Gr
Experience Type Immersion
Minimum GPA 2.85
Term Fall sem, Spring sem, Year
Taught In English
Language Prereq no
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About The Program

Experience the northern lights, flowing waterfalls, and the jaw-dropping beauty of Oslo. At the University of Oslo, take classes in English in a variety of subjects. Norwegians and exchange students join you in class, making for a truly international study experience. University events expand on course topics like architecture, media, law, and politics. Tour heritage sites, step onto an ancient Viking ship, go to a concert in a fortress, or take a ski course. You’ll also have your pick of a weekend excursion to hike in the mountains, explore fjords, or try whitewater rafting. A quick train ride takes you to campus-owned student cabins—a popular winter playground.

Where you'll study

The University of Oslo (UiO) is the highest ranked university in Norway. Four Nobel Prize Laureates are affiliated with the university, and many awards, including the Anders Jahre Award for Medical Research, add to its world reputation. The university’s original campus is located in the city center, adjacent to the Royal Palace and Parliament. Today the main campus is just minutes away from the city center and offers proximity to the breathtaking lakes and greenery of Nordmarka forest. The university is home to several important museums, including the Viking Ship Museum. At the heart of Norwegian culture is a love of the outdoors and nature. Every Norwegian has access to a cabin in the woods—and you do too! Reserve one of the UiO student cabins and you can find yourself hiking through an evergreen forest, cooking over a fire, and taking in the magnificent countryside on any given weekend.

You’ll take classes alongside local students at UiO’s main Blindern campus with full access to the university’s extensive facilities.


TRIPS AND ACTIVITIES

Optional field trips and activities to introduce the local culture are available through your host university. Most events are free or discounted, but some come with an additional cost not included in UCEAP fees.

 

Northern lights trip to Lapland to experience Aurora Borealis

Weekend skiing and hiking trips

Mountain getaway in student cabins (known as hyttes)