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Academics

Fields of Study: Humanities, Social Sciences, Science

At the University of Oslo you can take courses in your major in English. Living and learning alongside Norwegian and international students, you’ll experience the positive and inclusive learning environment that has led to its outstanding student reviews.

Unique study opportunities

  • Study the influential Norwegian playwright, Henrik Ibsen, and how his plays are interpreted across cultures.
  • Examine how science and innovation can solve pressing world problems like climate change and global health.
  • Learn how gender equality has been developed and is practiced in Nordic countries.

Language

Language of Instruction: English

Norwegian Language Study: Optional

All instruction is in English. Norwegian language courses are available at the beginning to advanced levels.

Courses and credit

Requirements While Abroad

To successfully complete this program:

  • Take a full-time course of study: Three courses for a total of 24 quarter/16 semester UC units.
  • Most courses on this program are at the upper-division level.

Current Program Courses

As a UCEAP participant you have access to more than 800 courses taught in English at all levels. After acceptance, the university provides a list of courses and syllabi to register. You’ll confirm enrollment after arrival.

The University of Oslo offers degree programs within eight faculties:

  • Theology
  • Law
  • Medicine
  • Humanities
  • Mathematics and Natural Sciences
  • Dentistry
  • Social Sciences
  • Education

Catalogs and resources

  • University of Oslo course catalog: Click on the department to see a list of courses offered in each field. On the department page you can select term (autumn or spring) and the level of the course. Focus your search primarily on Bachelor level courses. Master level courses are challenging and depend on your major, course history, and space availability. These courses are will transfer back as upper-division undergraduate credit.
  • Norwegian language courses: Read more about language courses available to international students.
  • UCEAP Course Catalog: See a list of courses UC students have taken on this program.
  • Campus Credit Abroad: Learn the types of credit (major, minor, general education, elective) students from your campus received at this location. There are currently no listings for this program in the database.

Academic culture

Teaching methods at the University of Oslo include lectures, seminars, lab work, workshops, group exercises, practical and problem-based learning, and self study. Just as it does at UC, class sizes vary from 15 to 200 students depending on the course. Exam methods also vary by course. Your grade may be based on a project, research paper, mid-term, final, take-home exam, or any combination of these.

In the Norwegian university system, self-discipline and motivation are the keys to success. There are less assignments and weekly class hours. To do well on final exams, plan for a lot of independent study time and work on projects and papers.

Grades

You will earn direct UC credit and grades for all coursework. Grades for the fall semester are typically available in January and grades for the spring semester are typically available in July. ​​