The Oslo School of Architecture and Design (AHO) aims to provide a good foundation of both professional and disciplinary knowledge, and offers an education close to practice.
Students learn to work creatively within the constraints of materials, contexts and briefs, and to collaborate with others. Through projects, lectures and study trips they meet designers and researchers from many different fields, and from all over the world. Our design education has great facilities for development and prototyping including professional workshops for wood, metal, plastics, electronics and 3D printing. The school has a comprehensive library for design and architecture.
Many of AHO’s courses are taught by practitioners, and our faculty-to-student ratio encourages individual development and collaboration.
As an AHO student, you are a member of The Foundation for Student Life in Oslo and Akershus (SiO) after your semester fee is paid. The semester fee entitles you to make use of more than 7500 student lodgings and apartments, Norway's largest student bookshop, fitness centres, cafes and café-bars, cabins, health services specially for students, free student counselling, free career guidance and inexpensive kindergarten.
SAHO, the student council at the Oslo School of Architecture and Design, is an organ for and by students. For many of us the school becomes a home. Through SAHO you can influence how the school runs.