University of Oslo

Oslo, Norway
UiO is the highest ranked institution of education and research in Norway - and one of the World's Top 100 universities, according to the Shanghai World Ranking. With five Nobel Prize winners, UiO has a strong track record of pioneering research and scientific discovery.

About

History

King Frederick VI of Denmark had long been opposed to the idea of establishing any university in the province of Norway, fearing it might stir up separatist emotions. But in 1811, after a successful campaign, the Danish king is persuaded: Norway will have its first university, the Royal Frederick University, Universitas Regia Fredericiana.

Education

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.

Research

As a classical university with a broad range of academic disciplines, UiO has top research communities in most areas. Moreover, UiO currently has 8 National Centres of Excellence and a strategic focus on interdisciplinary research in the field of energy and life sciences in particular. As a broadly based, non-profit research university, UiO has access to good public funding schemes. Lab and office facilities, libraries and technical support are at the high end.

Career

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.

Master's Programmes

Computer Science & IT (9)
Environmental Studies & Earth Sciences (7)
Education & Training (3)
Arts, Design & Architecture (2)
Journalism & Media (2)
Business & Management (1)

Services

Student services

The Student Parliament meets about once a month and the meetings are open to everybody. There are 35 representatives in the Student Parliament. Everyone has the opportunity to bring matters before the Student Parliament, and the executive committee have a duty to follow up the resolutions passed.

Housing services

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.

Library services

The University of Oslo has 19 libraries. At the library's webpages you will find information on opening hours, study rooms, maps and more.

ICT services

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.

Medical services

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.

Student Life

Campus life

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).

Sports facilities

Both on- and off-campus students are welcome to use the varied sports facilities available at Blindern Dormitory, free of charge. This includes the sand volleyball court, soccer field and table tennis. Equipment is available at the Dormitory reception.

Student clubs

In Norway many people are active members of a voluntary organization. The organizations serve as a meeting place and the tradition of voluntary work is very common in Norwegian society. There are societies for students on particular study programmes, social clubs for specific faculties, and societies for the pursuit of hobbies and interests. Among the latter are theatre groups, choirs, publications, political societies and special interest groups.

The Global Study Awards

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