King Frederick VI of Denmark had long been opposed to the idea of establishing any university in the province of Norway, fearing it might stir up separatist emotions. But in 1811, after a successful campaign, the Danish king is persuaded: Norway will have its first university, the Royal Frederick University, Universitas Regia Fredericiana.
UiO offers more than 800 courses in English at all levels, around 40 Master’s degree programmes taught entirely in English and several PhD programmes. UiO focuses on research-based education and attracts highly qualified students from all over the country.
As a classical university with a broad range of academic disciplines, UiO has top research communities in most areas. Moreover, UiO currently has 8 National Centres of Excellence and a strategic focus on interdisciplinary research in the field of energy and life sciences in particular. As a broadly based, non-profit research university, UiO has access to good public funding schemes. Lab and office facilities, libraries and technical support are at the high end.
The Career Services are here to partner with you to help you plan and prepare for employment. We assist the students at the University of Oslo in identifying professional interests and goals and work with them to obtain fulfilling fieldwork and internship experiences. You can start developing your career plans as early as your first year and we’re here to guide you.
As soon as your plans for a research stay at UiO become definite, we recommend that you make finding suitable accommodation a top priority. This holds especially true if family will be accompanying you.
Since the demand for reseacher housing at UiO usually by far exceeds existing facilities, private housing options should be investigated from the very beginning and in addition to a possible application for researcher housing.
The University of Oslo has 19 libraries. At the library's webpages you will find information on opening hours, study rooms, maps and more.
Your local IT staff can help you with most IT-related problems and qustions, including provision of access credentials for the IT services, installing applications, connecting to the UiO network, setting up printers and printing options, and more.
The student health centre has general practitioners, nurses, psychiatrists, psychologist and dentists ready to see patients on an appointment basis and to deal with emergencies.
The University's buildings are spread out over four parts of Oslo. The main campus, Blindern, is located on the western outskirts of the city centre.
At the main campus you will find the administration for The Faculty of Humanities, the Faculty of Social Sciences, the Faculty of Education, the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences and the Faculty of Theology.
The central administration for the University and the University Library are also located at the main campus.
On Blindern campus you will find student and employee welfare services and student organisations, and several shops and cafeterias.
A variety of activities are available for individual exercise or under the supervision of fully qualified instructors, in both indoor and outdoor facilities. This includes the sand volleyball court, soccer field and table tennis. Equipment is available at the Dormitory reception.
In Norway many people are active members of a voluntary organization. The organizations serve as a meeting place and the tradition of voluntary work is very common in Norwegian society.
Joining a student organization allows you to participate and make friends during your stay in Oslo. You can be part of a team and gain experience important for your personal development as an exchange student. All student organizations are initiated and run by students themselves.
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