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UiO Established: 1811

University of Oslo

Problemveien 7, 0315 Oslo, Norway

The University of Oslo (Universitetet i Oslo), until 1939 named the Royal Frederick University, is the oldest university in Norway, located in the Norwegian capital of Oslo.

  • 28,000+
    Total Students
  • 19%
    International Students
  • 18.6
    Students Per Staff

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UiO’s original campus is located in the heart of the city, next to the royal palace and parliament. Its main Blindern campus is a subway ride from there, close to forested hills and offering views of Oslo Fjord.

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.

General Information

  • Bachelors degree
  • 33% Students
  • Masters degree
  • 67% Students

Programs / Degrees at University of Oslo


  • Asia and Middle East Studies (master's two years)
  • Assessment and Evaluation (master's two years)
  • Astronomy (master's two years)
  • Biodiversity and Systematics (master's two years)
  • Bioscience (master's two years)
  • Chemistry (master's two years)
  • Comparative and International Education (master's two years)
  • Computational Science (master's two years)
  • Data Science (master's two years)
  • Development, Environment and Cultural Change (master's two years)
  • Economics (master's two years)
  • Educational Policies for Global Development (master's two years)
  • Electrical Engineering, Informatics and Technology (master's two years)
  • Entrepreneurship (master's two years)
  • European Languages (master's two years)
  • European Master in Health Economics and Management (master's two years)
  • Gender Studies (master's two years)
  • Geosciences (master's two years)
  • Global-MINDS (master's two years)
  • Health Economics, Policy and Management (master's two years)
  • Higher Education (master's two years)
  • Human Geography (master's two years)
  • Ibsen Studies (master's two years)
  • Informatics: Design, Use, Interaction (master's two years)
  • Informatics: Language Technology (master's two years)
  • Informatics: Programming and System Architecture (master's two years)
  • Informatics: Robotics and Intelligent Systems (master's two years)
  • Information and Communication Technology Law (master's 1 1/2-years)
  • International Community Health (master's two years)
  • Linguistics and its Applications for a Multilingual Society (master's two years)
  • Maritime Law (master's 1 1/2-years)
  • Materials Science for Energy and Nanotechnology (master's two years)
  • Mathematics (master's two years)
  • Mechanics (master's two years)
  • Media Studies (master's two years)
  • Modern International and Transnational History (master's two years)
  • Music, Communication and Technology (master's two years)
  • Musicology (master's two years)
  • Network and System Administration (master's two years)
  • North Sea Energy Law (master's - experience based)
  • Peace and Conflict Studies (master's two years)
  • PhD at The Faculty of Dentistry (PhD)
  • PhD at the Faculty of Educational Sciences (PhD)
  • PhD at The Faculty of Law (PhD)
  • PhD at The Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences (PhD)
  • PhD at The Faculty of Theology (PhD)
  • PhD in medicine and health sciences (PhD)
  • PhD in Social Science (PhD)
  • PhD in the Humanities (PhD)
  • Philosophy (master's two years)
  • Physics (master's two years)
  • Psychology (master's two years)
  • Public International Law (master's 1 1/2-years)
  • Religion and Diversity: Conflict and Coexistence (master's two years)
  • Religious Roots of Europe (master's two years)
  • Special Needs Education (master's two years)
  • Stochastic Modelling, Statistics and Risk Analysis (master's two years)
  • Theory and Practice of Human Rights (master's two years)
  • Viking and Medieval Norse Studies (master's two years)
  • Viking and Medieval Studies (master's two years)


  • PhD in the Humanities
  • PhD at The Faculty of Law
  • PhD in medicine and health sciences
  • PhD at The Faculty of Dentistry
  • PhD at The Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences
  • PhD in Social Science
  • PhD at The Faculty of Theology
  • PhD at the Faculty of Educational Sciences

Academic Life

  • 60 : 40
    Female male ratio
  • Semesters
    Academic calendar

Student Life

  • over 5,000
  • Urban
    Campus setting
  • Public
    Control type
  • Non-Profit
  • Religious affiliation

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