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Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer Quarter 2019 04/01/2019 ** Rolling Admission 06/22/2019 08/02/2019
NOTE: To be considered for a UW Study Abroad Scholarship, you must apply by the priority deadline of April 1st

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Students will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
Program Information:
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 Location Oslo, Norway
Summer Quarter (June 23 - August 3)
 Credits 12 - 15 UW credits (16-25 ECTS)
 Eligibility Sophomore standing or above by time of departure; minimum 2.75 GPA
 Adviser Mike Renes |
 Application    Deadline Oslo Summer School Application: February 1
UW Study Abroad Office Deadline: March 15
  General Learn about the Norwegian culture and society, and partake in a range of local excursions in the Oslo Area through this summer program.
 Where You Will Study
 Expenses, Financial Aid, & Scholarships
 Application Process
  Visas This country is part of the Schengen area. Please click here to learn more about important rules and restrictions for foreign visitors to this area.


Where You Will Study

Oslo, the capital of Norway is located at the top of the 62 mile Oslo Fjord and is surrounded by sea, forest and mountains. You can reach many of the 40 islands in the Oslo Fjord by boat from downtown Oslo. The climate in Oslo is milder than the latitude suggests, and in the summer the temperature normally exceeds 70°F.

Oslo's many parks cover more than 4 square miles of the city. Over 50% of the city area is covered by forest and parks, and you find hundreds of lakes within the boundaries of the city. With public transport, you can quickly reach Oslomarka, the forested and hilly areas surrounding Oslo. Here you can go hiking, kayaking, camping, swimming, or travel on bicycle deeper into the forests surrounding the city.

As a student at the University of Oslo International Summer School you will be living in a city that has all the benefits of a capital while never being more than a 15-minutes bus ride from the sea or the forests. Whether culture or nature, arts or sports is your scene, you will find it in Oslo!


The International Summer School (ISS), a part of the University of Oslo, offers a selection of six-week graduate and undergraduate courses every summer, welcoming over 550 students from nearly 100 countries from late June to early August. The ISS is a learning community of diverse students who come together to learn, network and increase understanding and good will between nations. This requires friendliness, frankness and tolerance among all involved.

The ISS is an academic center for learning in an international context, and a forum for fostering intercultural understanding. It aims at developing and conveying knowledge and at promoting understanding between people from different cultures. This dual purpose is reflected in the ISS motto: "Six Weeks of Academic Achievement and International Good Will".

Undergraduate courses at the ISS range from Intensive Elementary Norwegian to International Politics and Gender Equality in the Nordic Countries. Graduate courses in Human Rights, Peace Research and Energy, Environment & Sustainable Development are available to qualified students as well. All courses, with the exception of the Norwegian Language courses are taught in English.

For information about earning UW academic credit, please visit credits for Language/Outside Provider Programs.


Students are housed at the Blindern Dormitory, a privately owned dormitory located on the edge of the University's Blindern Campus. Accommodations are furnished double occupancy rooms with desks, single beds, dressers, tables, chairs and a telephone. Meals are included on the On-campus housing option.

Program Expenses, Financial Aid & Scholarships

In most cases, if you are attending an affiliated program you will be billed by, and pay all fees directly to, the program provider or institution operating the program. The study abroad administrative fee is charged to your UW account and due by the UW tuition deadline for your term(s) of study abroad. You should also budget for additional expenses such as international airfare & transportation, books & course materials, visa & passport fees, study abroad insurance and personal expenses.

For the total estimated costs of this particular program, you may request a budget by filling out a Budget Request Form.

For more information about budgeting, financial aid, and scholarships for study abroad visit our page on  Finances.

Application Process

To apply for this summer program, click the "Apply Now" button and follow the prompts to create an application. After you create your application, click on each of the links on your study abroad application homepage and complete the remaining application requirements: questionnaires, material submissions, and electronic signature documents.

Summer programs may also require completion of a secondary application specific to the host institution. Instructions about this process will be provided to you by your study abroad advisor following your selection for the exchange.

See  Applications and Recommendations for additional information about the application process and tips for recommendations.

See Withdrawal for UW program withdrawal policies.


Program Evaluations

After participating in a UW Study Abroad program, students are asked to complete a Program Evaluation Report detailing their experiences abroad and giving advice for future students. These reports cover all aspects of a student's time abroad, including orientation, academics, housing, finances, and cultural differences.

To see past students' evaluations for the University of Oslo International Summer School program, click on the link below.

University of Oslo ISS.pdf

Note: student names and contact information have been crossed off for confidentiality reasons. If you would like to get in contact with a previous participant of this program, please inquire at the Study Abroad Office or email