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  • Locations: Oslo, Norway
  • Program Terms: Summer
  • Host Program Website: Click to visit
  • Budget Sheets: Summer
  • 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: Direct Enroll
Click here for a definition of this term Minimum GPA: 2.5 Eligibility: Junior, Senior, Sophomore
Open to Non-UNC students: No Graduate courses available: No
Language prerequisite: No Language of instruction: English, Norwegian
Program Description:
Location| Courses & Credits| Housing| Program Costs| Application Process | More Information|

University of Oslo  (International Summer School)


The International Summer School (ISS) at the University of Oslo is a six week summer program offering intensive courses taught in English to diverse students from around the world. The student body each summer generally consists of 550 students from roughly 90 countries. Along with the many benefits of studying in a multicultural city, Oslo is surrounded by magnificent scenery from fjords to forested hills.

See below for a special scholarship opportunity!

Location

The ISS is part of the University of Oslo, which is the oldest university in Norway. It was founded in 1811 and is the largest university in the country with a student population of slightly less than 30,000. The Blindern campus is located in pleasant surroundings, ten minutes from the city center by subway-to-surface rails and only minutes away from the lakes and wooded hills of Nordmarka.
 

Courses & Credits

The ISS offers a variety of courses at the Bachelor’s and Master’s level, almost all of which are offered in English. You can also take a Norwegian language course. UNC students must enroll in a course load that equals at least 15 ECTS.

You will learn as much outside the classroom as you do inside! The ISS offers many extra-curricular activities including events on and around campus as well as weekend excursions.

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

ISS participants are housed in double rooms in Blindern Dormitory with most (but not all) meals provided.
 
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Program Costs

Scholarship opportunity 
The University of Oslo has a scholarship program. To be considered for the scholarship, you must apply early (mid to late January) and submit additional application materials. Please contact the Study Abroad Advisor for the exact deadline and for application instructions.

Costs and fees
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 program are set based on the host institution’s rates, and will be charged to the participant’s UNC student account. Always refer to the Budget Sheet on this page, and not the host institution’s posted rates, as it is customized for UNC students. 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. Follow the instructions on your UNC application to submit the supplemental application required by the partner institution.
  3. In order to participate in the program, both the Study Abroad Office and partner institution must accept your application. Note that decision notification timelines may differ.

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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
Summer 2020 02/27/2020
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Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.

Indicates that deadline has passed

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