The University of Oslo is one of the best universities in Norway. Founded in 1811, it is the oldest university in Norway and has produced many excellent scholars from many different countries since its founding. When it comes to academic rankings, University of Oslo is ranked in the top three when compared to institutions in Nordic countries, 30th when compared to the rest of Europe, and 90th when compared to the rest of the world (US News Best Global Universities).

When it comes to numbers, University of Oslo is home to approximately 28,000 students and 6,000 staff/faculty members. These students and staff are located in various departments of study such as theology, law, medicine, humanities, mathematics, natural sciences, dentistry, social sciences, and education.

University of Oslo Tuition Fees (Undergraduate & Graduate)

At the University of Oslo, there is no tuition fee except a small semester fee of NOK 860 (USD $100). Since they don’t charge tuition fees for international students, you are expected to finance your own living expenses during your time here in Norway. If you really don’t have the finances to fund your education, you can choose to work 20 hours a week during school and 40 hours a week on holidays. In order to participate in work-study programs, you need to be enrolled as a full-time student at University of Oslo.

For undergraduate students, you can participate in work-study programs, but for graduate students in a Ph.D. program, there will be fellowships offered for prospective graduate applicants so that you can focus full-time on your studies. For prospective doctoral students, make sure to go into the homepage of your preferred academic department since the number of fellowships offered and the scholarship amounts differ by each academic program.

University of Oslo Admissions Requirements

At the University of Oslo, all undergraduate classes are conducted in Norwegian, which means that you need to prove your Norwegian Language Proficiency with written proof. Many international students take some type of Norwegian Language Tests to prove their language proficiency, and if you are serious about attending a undergraduate program at this institution, you need to study for that test and receive an agreeable score. If you are not proficient in Norwegian, then you are not eligible to apply for undergraduate programs offered at University of Oslo.

For master’s, you do not need to be fluent in Norwegian to be eligible. There are many English Master’s programs available in this university, and you can see the complete lists in this link. Since it is entirely taught in English, you need to provide that your English meets the minimum requirements by providing either IELTS or a TOEFL score. In addition, you need to show proof that you have finances of 111,607 NOK ($14,100 USD) since you will paying that amount of money when beginning your master’s program at University of Oslo.  For more information about the application procedure, visit Master’s Application Guide.

For Ph.D. programs, you will need to raise money for living expenses through your personal income, fellowships, or external funding. Even though fellowships are offered for some departments, it is not offered for all, so it is best to come up with your own method of funding before arriving at University of Oslo. When applying to a Ph.D. program, the application procedure is different for each department, but you can access the admissions page by using this link. But before you start the application process, I highly recommend reading this link which contains all the information that you need when applying for a Ph.D. program.

Check Also: Programs in Europe for International Students

University of Oslo Application Deadlines

  • Undergraduate Programs – April 20th (End)
  • Master’s Programs – February 1st (Start) ~ March 1st (End) / September 15th (Start) ~ October 15th (End)
  • Ph.D. Programs – Vary By Academic Program

As you can see, all the information listed by University of Oslo is pretty straightforward and easy to understand. As mentioned previously, try to acquire funding if possible, but don’t worry as much since you always have the option to study on campus if you need financial aid.

I hope that this article on the University of Oslo scholarships and tuition fees was helpful. To know more information on studying abroad, check out the Programs in Europe for International Students.

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