Until the founding of the University in 1811, the University of Copenhagen was the only university of Denmark-Norway. After the dissolution of the Dano-Norwegian union in 1814, close academic ties between the countries have been maintained. The University of Oslo was the only university in Norway until 1946, and hence informally often known as simply "The University".
UiO offers more than 800 courses in English at all levels, around 40 Master’s degree programmes taught entirely in English and several PhD programmes. UiO focuses on research-based education and attracts highly qualified students from all over the country.
Strategic research areas
Planning to work in Norway after graduation? If you are a student at UiO or another institution with an agreement with SiO, you can use the The Career Services at the University of Oslo.
Student cafeteriasSiO operates around 40 on-campus restaurants and cafés with a varied selection of menus, including vegetarian and halal food. Prices are student friendly.Student counsellingSiO has a team of professional counsellors to whom students can turn for advice in academic, financial, or personal matters.
SiO has 7700 rooms and apartments, near campus and around town. Some of the rooms share a bathroom and kitchen; others have a separate bathroom and kitchenette.
All international students admitted to degree studies or exchange programmes at the University of Oslo can apply for student housing through SiO Housing.
The library can help you with your assignments
RT - Request TrackerRequest Tracker is a tool that is used at the University in order to improve quality and productivity in the treatment of internal and external inquiries.EpayEpay offered UiO devices that need to accept electronic payment for goods or services via the Internet.
Student Health ServicesAn on-campus student health centre with general practitioners, nurses, psychiatrists, psychologist and dentists ready to see patients on an appointment basis and to deal with emergencies.
The University's buildings are spread out over four parts of Oslo. The main campus, Blindern, is located on the western outskirts of the city centre.
Blindern campus functions like a small community with welfare services and student organisations and several shops and cafeterias.
The Foundation for Student Life in Oslo (SiO) is in charge of welfare services such as the Student Councelling and the Student Health centre with general practitioners, nurses, psychiatrists, psychologist and dentists. These services are located in Kristian Ottosens hus (building 20).
Student SportsA variety of activities are available for individual exercise or under the supervision of fully qualified instructors, in both indoor and outdoor facilities.
The Foundation for Student Life in Oslo (SiO)SiO works to enhance the overall educational experience by providing a wide range of affordable services. Students pay a small fee each semester for this (generally, exchange students are extempted from paying the semester registration fee).
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