Norway: University of Oslo

A GVSU Partnership Program

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  • Norway: University of Oslo Photo
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Tell me about this program

Open to: All majors

OSLO, NORWAY: The University of Oslo is Norway’s largest and oldest institution of higher education. It was founded in 1811 when Norway was still under Danish rule. Today, the University of Oslo has approximately 28,000 students and 4,600 employees.  The University of Oslo is the home of four Nobel Prize winners, which demonstrates the quality of the research at this university. 

Oslo is situated in the southeast part of the country at the base of the Oslo Fjord, which opens into the North Sea.  An elegant and sophisticated city with an international flavor, Oslo not only offers every urban amenity, but is an outdoor-lover’s paradise.  Just outside the city, you’ll have easy access to skiing, snow boarding, mountain or rock climbing, sailing, boating, camping and hiking.  The rail system in Norway is world-class, linking Oslo to small towns, villages, national parks, and ski slopes quickly and inexpensively.

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When can I go?

Summer 2018:                               June – August 

Fall 2018:                                       August – December 

Academic Year 2018-19:              August – June (Includes breaks in mid-Dec. to early Jan. & in mid-Mar.)

Winter 2019:                                  January – June (Includes break in mid-March)

Where will I live?

Students studying at the University of Oslo will live in residence halls provided that the required information is submitted  by the deadline  You will receive additional information on securing your housing placement with your acceptance materials from the University of Oslo.  For additional information visit the UiO at:

Who is eligible to participate?

2.5 (undergraduate) or 3.0 (graduate) GPA required. Students must be degree seeking and have completed one semester at GVSU.

How do I apply?

To apply for this program, log on to to begin your online application.

Application Deadlines

Winter 2018:                         Sept. 10, 2017

Summer 2018:                      Jan. 15, 2018

Fall 2018:                               Feb. 1, 2018

Academic Year 2018-19:      Feb. 1, 2018


What credits will I receive?

University of Oslo offers courses in many subjects including: Asian languages, Asian and African studies,  anthropology, archaeology, communication, European languages, literature, history, archaeology and conservation studies, media and communication, musicology, philosophy, Scandinavian studies, criminology, human rights, information technology, physics, biology, chemistry, geoscience, mathematics, international relations, music, nutrition, religious studies, statistics, molecular bioscience, nursing science, health professions, health science, health management, international health,  human geography, education, economics, political science, psychology, sociology, social anthropology, and more.  

Students participating in a partnership program will either register for courses that have been pre-approved or will go through a Course Approval Process.

For a full list of course options: (Academic Program & Course Information): Program Details

How much does the program cost?

Total Projected Cost: $15,551 -$18,793 (per semester)

Additional Program Cost Information

Detailed Estimated Budget

Detailed Estimated Summer Budget

Financial Aid

Students typically pay for study abroad through a combination of financial aid, personal funds, scholarships/grants and alternative loans. Early application for financial aid is strongly recommended.

To contact the Financial Aid office, email with “Study Abroad” in the Subject line. Include your G Number and Total Projected Cost of the program in the e-mail. 

Financial Aid


STUDY ABROAD SEMESTER GRANT: The average study abroad semester grant award is $500 per semester. Students who complete an online study abroad application by the designated priority deadline, have a 2.5 GPA and a FAFSA on file, may be eligible for a study abroad grant ranging from $500-$1,750/semester.  Due to limited funding, not all eligible students will receive a grant.

PARTNERSHIP GRANT: The Padnos International Center will be providing (2) $1000 Partnership Grants for students spending a semester or year at this partner. If more than two students apply for the program, decisions on awards will be made based on the strength of a student’s application and financial need. Students may be eligible for more than $1,000, but two applicants will receive a minimum of $1,000 in grant support. Decisions on awards will be made following the application deadline.

UNIVERSITY OF OSLO SUMMER GRANT: Students interested in applying for the International Summer School through the University of Oslo may be eligible to apply for a grant offered through the University of Oslo. All inquiries and application questions should be directed to the Uni of Oslo.

For more information on Scholarships and grants visit:

Who can tell me more?

Padnos International Center 

130 Lake Ontario Hall
Monday – Friday: 8am - 4pm

Hours extended on Wednesday until 7pm during Fall and Winter Semesters

University of Oslo website:

All program information including courses, duration of program, dates, and other logistics are subject to change. Programs may be cancelled due to extenuating circumstances.