Type of Program: Semester
City: Oslo
When offered: Fall or spring
Cost: See Program Costs page

Surrounded by hills and fjords, the University of Oslo today is Norway's largest and oldest university and its leading academic institution. It has approximately 32,000 students, of which 2,000 are international students. The university has a permanent academic staff of approximately 2,500, 8 faculties and more than 70 departments, as well as leading clinics, 8 centers of excellence and several museums.  The Oslo program offers the opportunity to enroll at the University of Oslo in a wide range of courses taught in English.  You may choose from a broad range of courses in the areas of Scandinavian Studies, Social Sciences, Natural Sciences, Mathematics, Education, and Law.  Students take the 30-hour Beginners Course in Norwegian in addition to their normal study program (included in the USAC program fees).  Although most people in Norway speak English, we strongly recommend you take this optional course, as it will help you to assimilate better into Norwegian life, and you will find that Norwegians appreciate your effort to speak their language. 

Residence Halls - USAC students live in student villages at the University of Oslo.  Most students are housed in one of the two largest student residences: Sogn or Kringsja, which are situated less than one mile from campus.  Students live in single rooms and share bathrooms, kitchens, halls and telephones with 4-8 other students.  Rooms are typically furnished with a sofa-type bed, desk, chair, bookshelf and table.

Academic Calendar
 Early January - Late June
Fall: Early August - Late December 

Eligibility and Prerequisites:

Students must have declared a major and taken prerequisite courses.  Students must have junior standing.  Students must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher to apply.

Application and Study Abroad Deposit Deadlines


For Study in Spring 2016

For Study in Fall 2016

Application and $500 deposit

September 15, 2015

February 26, 2016

Please note that both the application and fee are due in the Office of International Studies. All students must attend an advising session at least one week prior to the deadline in the Office of International Studies to obtain an application.

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