Oslo is home to the largest number of universities in Norway, with some of the higher educational institutions being leaders in excellent teaching and research activities. With some of the teaching staff that have been awarded with Nobel prizes, Oslo is one of the best options for studying abroad. Oslo is the capital and the most populous city in Norway and also the economic and governmental centre of the country.
Oslo is an important centre for maritime industries and maritime trade in Europe. Other major sectors sustaining the local economy are: banking, shipping, retail and insurance.
Top companies of Oslo are: Norsk Hydro, Petroleum Geo-services, Siemens, H&M, Schenker, Phillip Morris, Agra Foods, Opera Software, Ernst & Young.
As far as the internship opportunities, international students will be able to apply in local companies, in any field they want to get practical experience.
Oslo is a great city, rich in cultural heritage and also beautifully picturesque, as it is surrounded by green hills and mountains. You will have many places to visit and you can enjoy a pretty vibrant night life as well.
Major landmarks of Oslo are:
Relax and have nice walks in the Frogner Park and check out a performance at the Oslo Opera House, the Norwegian Theatre or the National Theatre.
Oslo hosts several events like the Oslo Jazz festival, The World Cup Biathlon and many more.
If you like sports, you can watch matches of the local football, harness racing, hockey and handball teams.
In the evenings, you can enjoy and have fun in one of the many bars, pubs and night clubs.
Whenever you feel like getting out of the city, go to Oslomarka, less than half an hour away from Oslo. Here, you can walk in the forest, go hiking, and watch splendid views over the Oslofjord. There are also around 40 islands within the city limits that you can check out.
Oslo is a very multicultural city. The largest ethnic community belongs to the Pakistanis, followed by Swedes, Somalis, and Poles. Other minorities include people from Sri Lanka, Vietnam, Turkey, Morocco, Iraq and Iran and it seems Oslo is recording a general growth in terms of international immigration.
Several international fairs, conferences and festivities are held in Oslo, probably the most famous is The Nobel Prize Awards.
With a prosperous economy, Oslo has been attracting numerous foreign investment projects and it is home to some of the largest companies in the world.
In Oslo, daylight ranges from around 18 hours in midsummer, to around six hours in midwinter. Oslo has warm summers with average high temperatures of above 20 °C (68 °F), with sometimes exceeding 25 °C (77 °F). In winter, temperatures are usually below freezing 0 °C (30 °F), and sometimes weather could get colder than -10 °C (13 °F).
The accommodation options available in Oslo are:
1. University accommodation – prices range from 240 to 460 EUR/month.
2. Rent apartment – a one bedroom apartment is around 430 EUR/month.
3. Home stay – around 800 EUR/month.
4. Hostel – rates start from 24 EUR/night
Oslo is an expensive city, with a high cost of living. The average amount you would spend in one month are between 1,100 and 1,300 EUR (including accommodation, food bills, moderate social activities and public transportation).
Local supermarkets are somewhat expensive, so your monthly food bills would cost around 250 EUR. A monthly student bus pass is 45 EUR. Do not forget to use the ISIC card which could offer you great discounts in many stores, museums, libraries, restaurants.
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