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University of Oslo
Oslo, Norway (Outgoing Program)
Oslo is the capital of Norway and the oldest of the three Scandinavian capitals. The city center is surrounded by woods and lakes, and there are no fewer than 40 islands in the fjord. The age of the Vikings may have passed, but the Viking spirit and bond with the sea endure—don’t miss Oslo’s Viking Longboat Museum. And the countryside is as green as ever; in 2007, Reader’s Digest ranked Oslo number two (behind Stockholm) on its list of the greenest and most livable cities on the planet. As a national capital, the city offers everything you could want: world-renowned museums, art in abundance, fabulous shopping, lively music, and lovely parks with paths for biking and skiing.
In order to have an idea of what classes are available, you should visit the University of Oslo website. When looking for courses, be sure that you are looking at English instructed courses for undergraduate students only and that they are in the correct term of study.
You will need to be sure that you are registered as a full time student according to the University of Oslo and Rutgers University. That means you will need to take at least 24-30 ECTS credits (12-15 RU credits) each semester. Thus, most students take three to five classes a term at the University of Oslo. It is not possible to take classes as not-for-credit or pass/fail.
For information about Study Abroad credit transfer, registration, and transcripts please visit the Academics section of our website.
Fall Semester: Mid-August – Late December
Spring Semester: Early January – Mid-June
To view the current academic calendar, please visit the University of Oslo web page.
*All dates are subject to change. Do not book your flight until you have been accepted by the university and the academic dates have been confirmed.
Accommodations and Meals
The Foundation for Student Life in Oslo (SiO) has 13 different student house and village option. Housing options can be located in the city center, on the outer edge of town or close by to the university center. Oslo is a small city; you can live almost anywhere and still make it to lecture on time thanks to the extensive public transportation network. You will usually be provided with a single room in a shared unit with 4- 8 students. Each unit has a bathroom and kitchen. International students usually rent a furnished room, though unfurnished rooms are available. Basic TV and internet connections, cleaning services and security services are included in the rent. Electricity is normally divided between the inhabitants of a unit and is paid at the same time as the rent. Students pay their housing bills through SiO monthly invoices.
The University of Oslo does not offer a meal plan. Students can choose to dine at one of the many student cafeterias. All student villages have supermarkets nearby and kitchens for preparing food. For more information, please visit the Housing website.
Program Cost: 2016-2017
For more information about the additional Non-Billable Expenses please click on the Budget Sheet links near the top of this page.
For more information about Finances, including information about Financial Aid please visit the Finances Section of our website.
As part of your preparation to apply for this study abroad program, please familiarize yourself with the Rutgers Study Abroad withdrawal policy.
Students are also encouraged to start researching Scholarship opportunities as early as possible. You may find the following scholarships applicable to this program.
Center for Global Education Scholarships- Available to all Rutgers students participating in a Center for Global Education program during the fall/spring/academic year/summer. Applications will be released to students after their acceptance and are reviewed on a first-completed basis. For more information please visit the Scholarship section of our website.
Benjamin A. Gilman Study Abroad Scholarships- Available to study abroad students who receive a Pell Grant. For more information about the scholarship and additional eligibility requirements please visit the Gilman website.
Please also visit the Scholarships section of our website for additional information about Rutgers and National Scholarships.