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University of Oslo

Study Abroad Program Overview

Study abroad in beautiful Oslo, situated at the end of the Oslo Fjord and surrounded by sea, forest and hills. Smaller than most capitals, Oslo offers all the cultural activities you expect to find in a major city as well as spectacular natural surroundings.  
The University of Oslo is the highest ranked institution of education and research in Norway and recently received an Outstanding International Student Satisfaction award. You can take courses in English in a wide variety of fields alongside Norwegian and international students. Outside of class you can participate in UiO's special events programme including museum tours, hiking trips, ski courses, and film evenings. 
Students attend classes with international and/or host country students.

Language of Instruction


Language Study


You ​may choose to take a Norwegian language course.


Go to the Participants section to see current or past calendars.
Fall Semester :  
mid-August to late December

Spring Semester :  
​​early January to mid-June

Year :  
mid-August to mid-May







​​You wi​ll live in one of the university's student residences located near campus and around town. Some of the rooms share a bathroom and kitchen, others have a separate bathroom and kitchenette. There are also around 50 on-campus restaurants and cafes with a varied selection of food at student friendly prices.
More information on housing.

Extracurricular Activities

​In addition to participating in the university's special events program for international students, you can join one of the hundreds of student associations. There are societies for particular study programmes and faculties, social clubs and societies for specific hobbies and interests such as theater groups, choirs, sports, political associations and other special interests. Oslo student associations also own a number of cabins in the nearby region that students interested in hiking and enjoying Norway's beautiful outdoors can rent. 

On-site Support

​​UCEAP students are supported by UC’s network of UCEAP offices at every UC campus and partnerships with UCEAP host universities throughout the world. Local University of Oslo staff will help you integrate into the culture and provide assistance with academics, housing, safety, and other issues. 
​​See the UCEAP Program Guide for program-specific details about host institutions, program structure, and courses; academic culture and conduct; internships, research, & independent study; units, exams, and grades; orientation; housing; and information about the intensive language program (if applicable).​

Course Opportunities

​Courses in English are available in a wide range of subject areas in the sciences, social sciences and humanities. Fields of study include biosciences, chemistry, computer science, geosciences, economics, political science, psychology, sociology, criminology, legal studies, history, media and communication, and Scandinavian studies. 

Use the following resources to learn about courses on UCEAP:


You are required to take a full-time course of study while abroad. 24 quarter units per semester are required; three courses.

Internships, Research, and Independent Study

​Intern​ships and research projects are not typically available in this program. Part-time jobs can be found through the UiO career center. Exchange students are allowed to work up to 20 hours per week during the semester.

​The University of Oslo

University of Oslo (UiO) 
The University of Oslo​ (UiO) is the largest and oldest university in the country. The main Blindern campus is located in the northern part of Oslo, ten minutes from the city center by public transportation and only minutes away from the lakes and wooded hills of Nordmarka. It is the highest ranked institution of higher education in Norway.  
Participation in UCEAP is a great value! The cost of studying abroad on UCEAP programs is typically less than that of non-UC study abroad programs. The dollar figures listed in the chart below represent an estimate of: 1) the UCEAP fees for the current year, and 2) the additional amount needed to cover your living expenses in this location. Estimates for personal travel, entertainment and Non-Resident (out of state) Fees are not included.
Keep in mind that on UCEAP you take your financial aid with you. The amount of your financial aid package will take into account the total estimated costs of this experience. One advantage of selecting UCEAP for study abroad is that we facilitate the process by working with your UC Financial Aid Office (FAO), informing them of your UCEAP participation and providing them with your UCEAP budget. Just like your UC Campus billing office, we receive your financial aid and scholarships from your FAO, apply it to cover the UCEAP program fees, and disburse any remaining aid on a set schedule.

Estimated EAP Costs *

OptionWeeksUnits (Qtr)Units (Sem)UCEAP Fees 1Additional Costs 2
* Estimates do not include Miscellaneous Campus Fees or, if applicable, Non-Resident Supplemental Tuition, Graduate or Professional Fees. If you are subject to out-of-state tuition at your UC campus, you will pay Non-Resident Fees on UCEAP.

1 UCEAP Fees: This represents an estimate of UCEAP fees for the current year. Actual amounts will vary due to potential changes to UC fees, exchange rate fluctuation, etc. This figure includes UC tuition and fees for undergraduate, in-state residents. For a detailed breakdown of what’s included in this estimate, visit the Participants Portal and select the appropriate program. Non-Resident Fees apply: If you are subject to out-of-state tuition at your UC campus, you will pay non-resident fees on UCEAP.

2 Additional Costs: Average living expenses include but are not limited to room and board, transportation, books, supplies, and other incidentals and do not include recreational travel or entertainment. The total cost will vary depending on your personal expenses, exchange rate fluctuation, and the program you attend. For a detailed breakdown of the estimate, visit the “Cost” tab of the appropriate program.

All fees are subject to change without notice.

These expenses are estimated for 2017-18. Actual amounts will vary due to potential changes to UC fees, exchange rate fluctuation, etc. For a more detailed breakdown of 2017-18 payment information, visit the Participants Portal and select the appropriate program. Estimates do not include non-resident supplemental tuition. If you are subject to out-of-state tuition at your UC campus, you will pay non-resident fees on UCEAP.



UCEAP scholarships are available. Please visit our scholarships overview page for general information and details regarding eligibility requirements and application deadlines.​


Class Level:

Sophomore, Junior, Senior, Graduate

Language Prerequisites:



2.85 cumulative GPA at the time of application and maintained through the end of the last term prior to departure.

All applicants must also have:

  • Serious academic goals and a clear plan for integrating EAP studies into the student's UC degree program.
  • Social, interpersonal, and cross-cultural sensitivity; maturity; willingness to adapt successfully to different living and academic environments; appropriate behavior in a variety of situations.
  • A willingness to abide by program regulations.
  • Completed all campus- and program-specific requirements and be in good academic and disciplinary standing.

Application Information and Deadlines

Important: If you are planning to participate in back to back study abroad programs (with UCEAP or any other organization), you must notify your campus study abroad office. There are important things to consider when participating in consecutive programs, such as program dates and visa requirements. Not all program combinations are possible.

Application deadlines and information on the application process are available through your Campus EAP Office. Supplemental pre-departure materials will be required for many programs, including, but not limited to, host institution applications, visa and housing applications, medical clearances, etc.

For participation in the program, you must meet all deadlines and submit complete application materials.

These are minimum requirements. After selection by your UC Campus EAP Office, final admission is determined by University of Oslo.

Visit your Campus Study Abroad website for program-specific deadlines: