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University of Oslo

World Rankings

  • QS World University Ranking (2017–18) 135
  • THE World University Ranking (2017–18) 135

Entry Requirements

  • Prospective undergraduate students for a full-time degree are welcome to apply online. A good standard of Norwegian is a requirement. Applicants must pass a Norwegian language test.
  • International applicants must also provide proof of proficiency in English via TOEFL or IELTS.

Availability of Part-Time Work

  • EU and EEA students do not need a permit and may begin working in Norway after registering with the police.
  • Students with residence permits may work for up to 20 hours per week (full-time during holidays).


  • Founded in 1811 (in what was then a province of Denmark), the state-funded University of Oslo (UiO) is Norway's oldest institution and a well-respected multidisciplinary research university.
  • Kristine Bonnevie, professor of Biology appointed in 1913, was one of the first female professors in Western Europe of the modern era.
  • Five scientists affiliated with the UiO have been awarded Nobel prizes- one of them the Nobel Peace Prize.
  • There are 49 master's courses offered in English across the disciplines, but no English-taught bachelor's degrees. Most of the master's programmes are two-year courses.

Further Details

Address University of Oslo
Problemveien 7
0313 Oslo