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  • Locations: Oslo, Norway
  • Program Terms: Academic Year, Fall, Spring
  • Host Program Website: Click to visit
  • Budget Sheets: Fall, Spring
  • App for Spring & Calendar Year open July 1/Apps for Summer, Fall, & Academic Year open December 1
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Study Abroad Contact: Oliver Jones Program type: Exchange
Click here for a definition of this term Minimum GPA: 3.0 Eligibility: 2nd semester Sophomore, Junior, Senior
Graduate courses available: Yes Language prerequisite: No
Language of instruction: English, Norwegian
Program Description:
Location| Courses & Credits| Housing| Program Costs| Application Process | More Information|

University of Oslo



The University of Oslo is Norway's largest and oldest university. Oslo, the capital of Norway, is home to over 500,000 and is quickly becoming the most international and multicultural city in Norway.  It is known as a livable and friendly European city with a relatively mild climate.  Founded in 1811, the University of Oslo today has approximately 32,000 students. As Norway's largest and most comprehensive research institution, the University of Oslo offers visiting students the opportunity to study in a quality research university where there have been four Nobel Prize winners. Along with the many benefits of studying in a multicultural city, Oslo is surrounded by magnificent scenery from fjords to forested hills. 

Location

The University

The University of Oslo is Norway's largest and oldest university, founded in 1811. Enrollment is approximately 32,000 students. As Norway's largest and most comprehensive research institution, the University of Oslo offers visiting students the opportunity to study in a quality research university where there have been four Nobel Prize winners.

The City

Oslo, the capital of Norway, is home to over 500,000 and is quickly becoming the most international and multicultural city in Norway. It is known as a livable and friendly European city with a relatively mild climate. Along with the many benefits of studying in a multicultural city, Oslo is surrounded by magnificent scenery from fjords to forested hills.


Courses & Credits

Coursework at the University of Oslo

UNC students can access 800 courses taught in English in the following faculties:

  • Theology
  • Law
  • Humanities (European and American Studies, History, Media and Communication, Musicology, Philosophy, Scandinavian Studies)
  • Math and Natural Sciences (Chemistry, Geosciences, Math, Statistics, Physics)
  • Social Sciences (Economics, Political Science, Psychology, Anthropology)
  • Education

Exchange students may apply for Norwegian Language courses at the beginner or advanced level. Enrollment in a language course is strongly encouraged, but not required.

Students at the University of Oslo have more freedom and flexibility in their academic work, thus the system requires more self-discipline.

Courses in this program are Transfer Credit.
Transfer Credit Courses (not taught by UNC Faculty): ACTION REQUIRED

  • You must submit the Credit Request Form to earn any credit for your time abroad.
  • You must earn the equivalent of a C or higher to earn any credit.
  • These courses will transfer back to UNC as “TREQ” credits.
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Housing

Most international students are housed in a room in a student village approximately 10 minutes' walk or subway ride from campus. There are a variety of housing options, many of which include single furnished rooms with shared common spaces. Most students prepare meals in their kitchen.
 
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Program Costs

Review the Budget Sheet posted above for detailed information on costs and fees. Costs vary per term and are subject to change.
 
Tuition and fees for the exchange program is equal to UNC’s rate, based on NC residency status, and will be charged to the participant’s UNC student account. Review the Budget Sheet for additional Cashier Billed Expenses and Out-of-Pocket Costs. The Study Abroad Office strongly encourages students to budget carefully for their time abroad. 

Getting Started: Funding Study Abroad
 
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Application Process

Follow these steps to apply for this program:
  1. Complete the required UNC application by clicking “Apply Now” at the top of the page. If you have not done so already, create a profile to start your application.
  2. The Study Abroad Office will review applications and nominate qualified students to the host institution.
  3. Nominated students are required to complete an application for the host institution. Follow instructions provided by the Study Abroad Advisor and make note of all deadlines.
Exchange spots on this program are sometimes competitive. Competitiveness depends on many factors, primarily the number of students that apply, which varies. Review the program carefully, research the host institution, and put a lot of thought into your application. If you are not selected for an exchange spot, the Study Abroad Advisor will work with you one-on-one to find a good alternative. It is not necessary to re-apply, though a new program may require additional application items.
 
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More Information

For information on requesting ARS accommodations (academic, health, and mobility concerns) for a study abroad program, contact the Advisor for Access.
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Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Fall 2020 02/10/2020
03/05/2020 TBA TBA

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App for Spring & Calendar Year open July 1/Apps for Summer, Fall, & Academic Year open December 1