University of Oslo

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University of Oslo is an exchange destination for Utrecht University Bachelor and Master students of the faculty of Humanities in Oslo, Norway.

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General Information for Exchange students

Course information

Academic calendar

Semester I (Autumn Semester): Mid- August - December
Semester II (Spring Semester): January - June

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Language requirement: a minimum language level of B2 (CEFR) in English is required.

Areas of study open to exchange students

Arts & Humanities. Subjects taught here include: 

  • English Language and Culture
  • French Language and Culture
  • German Language and Culture
  • Gender Studies
  • History
  • History of Art
  • Islamic and Arabic Studies
  • Italian Language and Culture
  • Literary Studies
  • Linguistics
  • Media and Culture
  • Musicology
  • Philosophy
  • Religious Studies
  • Spanish Language and Culture

Students following the master Cultural History have priority in this destination.

Students may also register for courses at any department and faculty as long as they fulfil the prerequisites of the course, the course is taught in the semester of the exchange and if there are places available. Students should read the information on the course page, and in case of prerequisites they should make sure the transcript uploaded during application reflects the necessary academic background.

Courses at Master’s level


Language of instruction

English and Norwegian

Housing assistance

All students admitted to degree studies or exchange programmes at the University of Oslo can apply for student housing through SiO Housing.

We recommend that you submit your application early. You can apply for housing before your student admission has been approved

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Estimated living costs per month

Norway is an expensive country and it takes a while getting used to the high cost of living.  As a student you will need a minimum of approximately NOK 12.500 per month  (~ EUR  1100) in order to cover basic expenses.

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Normal study load per semester: 30 EC

Number of places available

10 places

Additional information

Practical Information


Norwegian Courses for International Students

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Do you have any questions about this partner university or about studying abroad? Contact the International Office of the Faculty of Humanities (details below).