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  • Locations: Oslo, Norway
  • Program Terms: Academic Year, Fall, Spring
  • Homepage: Click to visit
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2021 10/01/2020 ** 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.
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Program Type: SJSU Bilateral Exchange Class Eligibility: Graduate Student, Sophomore, Junior, Senior
Language of Instruction: English, Norwegian Language Requirement: None
Housing Options: On-Campus Housing GPA Requirement: 2.75
Eligible Majors & Concentrations: All Majors (some restrictions) How competitive is admission to this program?: Somewhat Competitive
Program Description:
This is a bilateral exchange with the University of Oslo
  • Earn SJSU resident credits for all completed courses
  • Pay your normal SJSU tuition and fees
  • Use your financial aid and apply for scholarships
  • Immerse yourself in Scandinavian culture
  • Study for one semester or an academic year
  • Gain an advantage when applying for jobs and graduate school
Oslo, Norway
Culture, nature, politics, diversity, large, small, few, many – you will find everything in Oslo. The Norwegian capital houses almost 600 000 inhabitants, and over 10% of the whole population of Norway. Among Oslo’s 60 000 students, almost 75% come from outside Oslo.  Although Norwegian is the official language in Norway, most of the inhabitants in Oslo are both happy and able to communicate with newcomers in English – many even speak a third language, such as French, German or Spanish.

Fjord City: The city of Oslo lies at the top of the 100 km Oslo Fjord and is surrounded by sea, forests and hills. You can reach many of the 40 islands in the Oslo Fjord by boat from downtown Oslo. The climate in Oslo is milder than the latitude suggests, and in the summer the temperature normally exceeds 20°C. Yet, the winters are cold enough to make Oslo a popular venue for skiing.

Green City: Oslo’s many parks cover more than 8 km2 of the city.  Over 50% of the city area is covered by forest and parks, and you find hundreds of lakes within the boundaries of the city.  The city is close to nature and with public transport, you can fast and easy reach Oslomarka, the forested and hilly areas surrounding Oslo.  Here you can go hiking, skiing, kayaking, camping, swimming, or travel on bicycle deeper into the forests surrounding the city.

Experience Norway from Oslo: Norway is known for its outstanding nature, and all of this is easily accessible from Oslo. You can travel to see the Aurora Borealis (“Northern lights”), experience the midnight sun, and discover the beautiful fjords and mountains all over the country. Students in Norway love the fresh air, quiet atmosphere, clean water and vast areas of space – and nature.
As an exchange student at the University of Oslo, you may choose from more than 800 different courses taught in English. UiO also offers Norwegian language courses, as well as a broad range of Scandinavian Studies courses. 

Fields of study:
Humanities / Culture, Religion, Asian Languages, Asian and African Studies, European Languages, Literature, European and American Studies, History, Archaeology and Conservation Studies, Ibsen Studies, Media and Communication, Musicology, Philosophy, History of Art and Ideas, Greek and Latin, Scandinavian Studies, Celtic Studies, Linguistics and Textual Sciences Social Sciences, Economics, Political Science, Psychology, Social Anthropology, Sociology and Human Geography, Technology, Innovation and Culture, Interdisciplinary courses within Social Sciences, Law, Criminology and the Sociology of Law, Human Rights, Theology, Mathematics and Natural Sciences, Bioscience, Chemistry, Entrepreneurship, Geosciences, Informatics, Mathematics, Mechanics, Statistics, Pharmacy, Physics, Theoretical Astrophysics, Education, Educational research, Special Needs Education, Medicine, Health Management and Health Economics, International health, Medicine, Nutrition, Development and the Environment, Energy, Gender Studies, Norwegian for Academics.  Norwegian language courses:
Most exchange students at the University of Oslo may apply for Norwegian Language Courses on foundation and advanced level.
International students on exchange programs are guaranteed accommodation in one of the student villages, provided that they follow the instructions in their admission letters and go through with all necessary procedures by the specified deadline.

SiO Housing provides affordable housing for students in Oslo. 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.
**These costs are current as of 2018–19. These are estimated costs for the whole semester. Consult the Bursar’s Office for up-to-date information on tuition and fees. Personal expenses do vary between students: those who eat out at restaurants or plan to travel frequently should estimate higher.
  • SJSU Tuition & Fees $3,900.00
  • Round Trip Airfare $1,100.00
  • Housing & Meals $4,000.00
  • Books & Supplies $200.00
  • Insurance $350.00*
  • Personal Expenses $3,000.00
  • Total $12,550.00
* Health Insurance:  All outgoing exchange students are required to purchase the SJSU-approved University health insurance plan through JCB Insurance Services. 
Financial Aid: Students who are participating in certified SJSU study abroad programs can use all of the financial aid including grants, scholarships, and loans (except work study) for which they are normally qualified.  For more information click Here.

Scholarships: Scholarships for study abroad come in many forms: SJSU Study Abroad Scholarships, Program Specific, National and International scholarships. Find links for these scholarships and online scholarship search engines by clicking Here.