Oslo Metropolitan University

OsloMet is an urban university with a diverse academic profile and a clear international orientation. Through the research we conduct and the students we educate, OsloMet seeks to respond to the needs of society and the labour market. OsloMet is forward-thinking and committed to adopting new technologies and innovative solutions that improve the way the university is run. 

Master's Programmes

Arts, Design & Architecture (1)
Education & Training (1)
Engineering & Technology (1)
Environmental Studies & Earth Sciences (1)



The OsloMet story dates back more than two centuries. Our programme in midwifery was established in 1818, and several of our other study programmes are the oldest of their kind in Norway. 

In 2018, after a succession of mergers, we gained university status—no small feat in Norway, where the criteria are quite strict. Since then, OsloMet has continued educating professionals who are sought-after.


One of OsloMet’s greatest strengths is our educational portfolio. With our institution home to degree programmes in teacher education, nursing, engineering—to name just a few—we are uniquely positioned to develop cutting-edge solutions to the challenges facing the welfare state.We have five master programmes taught completely in English, and more than 160 courses in English available for exchange students.


OsloMet’s research community conducts high-impact research on a variety of topics related to health, childhood and education, working and family life, and technology. We are home to one of the largest research communities in Northern Europe focusing on the Nordic welfare model and its impact on people across the life cycle. 

Our research activities have been strengthened significantly in recent years and OsloMet researchers are attracting an increasing percentage of external funding, both from international and Norwegian sources.  By participating in international projects on topics as diverse as artificial intelligence, immigration, our researchers contribute insights into complex issues of global concern.


OsloMet is a large, urban university home to some of Norway's oldest and best-known programmes of professional study. Many of our alumni work on the front lines of the welfare state. Every year, OsloMet graduates begin working as teachers, social workers, nurses, engineers and other welfare state professionals striving to improve the lives of people across the life cycle. Our education has a practical approach, with most of our programmes have at least one period of placement in industry, or working with real life problem solving. Our careers team can give you individual guidance about your own career development and plans.

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Student services

The Student Centre is the hub for all your questions and services at OsloMet. Our desks are available in both campuses and coordinate the following services:

  • Application and admission
  • General student counselling
  • Assistance for international students
  • Drop-in Career counselling
  • Drop-in Admissions counselling
  • Help with immigration authorities
  • Semester registration
  • IT-help for students

Housing services

International students living outside of Norway at the time of application are guaranteed student housing through the Student Welfare Organisation (SiO).SiO’s prices are subsidised and much cheaper than the open market.

Library services

There are four different physical libraries divided by subject area. Within the library there is also a learning centre and the possibility for courses and guidance. 

ICT services

High speed broadband (Eduroam) throughout campus and in all Norwegian airports. Printers for students in all buildings. Free software for students.

Medical services

Students can access health services through the Student Welfare organisation (SiO) all students staying for longer than six months are members of the national insurance scheme and are entitled to free healthcare.

Student Life

Campus life

OsloMet has two campuses, the largest one is in the city centre (Pilestredet), a few blocks away from the Royal palace, and the other one in is the suburbs (Kjeller) surrounded by nature and farmland.

Sports facilities

As an OsloMet Student you can use our gyms for free, and you can also use SiO’s facilities (paid).

  • OsloMet gyms.
There are two fully-equipped gyms in the city centre campus and one at Kjeller that are completely free for international students.
  • SiO Sports

SiO has many gyms throughout Oslo, swimming pools and classes.

Student clubs

OsloMet has over 40 different student societies that you can join, and there are many other societies within the city of Oslo which are open for students. Students can start their own student associations by gathering a group of three people.


OsloMet is a fully accredited university by the NOKUT (Norwegian Agency for Quality Assurance in Education)

Student Reviews

Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

My experience at this university has overall been good.

Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

this is cool university but not in off

Beautiful but disappointing
Anonymous rated 3 out of 5 stars

1. University it self shows a lot of potential. With beautiful urban looking campus, many places to sit down and study. The campus has maker space which all students can use after attending some courses. 2. The quality of teachers is very poor. Most of the are not interested or incompetent to teach. Poor skills of reading lectures, poor professional skills using old,...


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