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University of Oslo International Summer School (ISS)
Oslo, Norway (Outgoing Program)
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Program Terms: Winter (Jun - Aug)
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Postgraduate research, Undergraduate
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Exchange Short-Term
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6 weeks
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University of Oslo International Summer School (ISS)

Location: Oslo, Norway
Program dates: 22 June 2019 - 2 August 2019
Sydney exchange application deadline: 11 February 2019
Partner application deadline: 1 March 2019
Duration: 6 weeks
Type: Exchange


Program Description
More than 30,000 students from approximately 150 countries are invited to spend six hectic summer weeks at the International Summer School in Oslo. You can choose from a wide range of Bachelor’s courses, focusing on Norwegian language and various aspects of Norwegian culture and society, as well as a number of Master’s courses dealing with topics of broad international interest. The courses adopt a comparative perspective, where the Norwegian case may serve as a basis for discussion. Courses are based on active student participation, and many of them include field visits.

The ISS has also been involved in a number of special dialog and confidence-building projects for participants from conflict areas, e.g. the Middle East, the Balkans and the Caucasus region.

View full programs details on the ISS website.

Academic Information

Level: Undergraduate / Postgraduate
Language:  English
Relevant subject areas: Architecture, History, Gender Studies, Government & International Relations, Political Science, Environmental Science, Peace & Conflict Studies.
Credit points: 10-15ECTS
General conversion: 7.5 ECTS = 6 USYD credits

Undergraduate courses
Postgraduate Courses View all course information on the ISS website.
Applying for academic credit
You must have approval from your faculty to receive academic credit towards your Sydney course to be eligible for an exchange place. The approval will need to be uploaded to your Sydney Abroad application prior to the exchange deadline, Monday 11 Feburary 2019.
How to apply for academic credit.

Useful Information 

Local Overview
Norway has transformed in the last 100 years from a country of farmers and fishermen to one of the most developed economies in the world. It is proud of its gender and social equality and it is ranked by the United Nations as having the highest quality of life and best standard of living in the world. Oslo is set against a dramatic natural backdrop and is home to some world-class museums and art galleries. You can also enjoy cafes and bars, restaurants and numerous nightlife options.
Host institution
Universitetet i Oslo (UiO) is Norway’s first and highest ranked higher education institution. It has a strong track record of research and had played an important role in the country’s transformation over the last 100 years. No less than four Nobel prize winners have come from UiO. It is located in Norway’s capital with nature at the doorstep.

On-campus students stay at Blindern Dormitory which is located next to Blindern campus. The buildings are from 1925 and are surrounded by a green garden. The dormitory, is privately owned and operated. 
  • Almost all the rooms at Blindern Dormitory are double rooms.
  • Every two rooms share a shower and sink. Toilets are at the end of the corridors.
  • The rooms are furnished with a bed for each resident, one desk, one chair, one table
  • Linen and bedding will be supplied.
  • Residents are expected to make their own beds and keep their quarters tidy. Rooms will be cleaned and bed linen changed by the Blindern staff.
  • Blindern Dormitory has limited WiFi access in the Student Lounge only. Each room has one LAN-network connection. 
  • Mini-refrigerators and microwave ovens are not available.?
View full accommodation details on the ISS website.


Tuition: The University of Sydney has an exchange agreement with University of Oslo (UiO) which allows students from each institution to study at the other, as part of the student exchange program. University of Sydney students in this course will be enrolled in an exchange unit of study at the University of Sydney and will pay tuition fees at Sydney for this unit. You will not pay tuition fees at UiO, however you must ensure you budget for the UiO program fee and other expenses.

Program fee: 10,200 NOK (approx $1,675 AUD)
Program fee (with room and board): 
24,950 NOK (approx $4,095 AUD) 
Program fee includes: Tuition, extracurricular activities, one weekend excursion, and health insurance.

Scholarships: Scholarships for this program are still being finalised. Check this page for updates in 2019.

Vice Chancellor's Mobility Award: The Vice Chancellor's Global Mobility Award valued at $2,500 will be available to students selected to participate in short-term mobility programs managed by Sydney Global Mobility. The awards are allocated to students who entered the University of Sydney on an E12 or equivalent pathway. Students nominated for this short-term mobility program will be automatically considered and successful award recipients will be notified by email. Recipients of the Vice Chancellor's Global Mobility Award may hold this award in conjunction with another travelling scholarship or grant.

Travel insurance: If you are approved by the University of Sydney to participate in this program you will be covered by the University's Student Travel Insurance Policy. This is a complementary policy to cover you for the duration of your University of Sydney mobility experience. Please refer to the Audit and Risk Management website for all travel insurance queries.
Other costs: Flights, visa, meals, other travel expenses.

Cost of living: Follow this link to find out more about the cost of living in Oslo.

OS-HELP loans may be available to eligible students enrolled in a Commonwealth supported place where the program is approved for credit prior to departure. Application required.

Student Experiences

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How to Apply

Planning early is the best way to ensure you will get the most out of your time abroad.

It is important that you understand the requirements and structure of your course (and major/s) to ensure that you select overseas programs that can transfer back to your degree. To help understand your course structure, you should consult the Faculty Handbook published in the year in which you commenced your course (eg. if you began a Bachelor of Commerce in 2016, you should look at the Business School Undergraduate Handbook from 2016). Pre-2017 Handbooks can be found in the handbook archive.

Example application timeline

1. Select your program > 2. Apply for academic credit > 3. Complete Sydney Abroad application > 4. Apply to host university > 5. Receive academic approval & host acceptance (April/May) > 6. Apply for OS HELP (if eligible), book flights & visa > 7. Fly safe!

Receiving your academic credit approval can take up to 8 weeks – so it’s very important that you submit your application for academic credit to your faculty as soon as soon as you have selected your program of choice.

Note: The Sydney Abroad application requires that you upload a copy of your current passport and the outcome of your academic credit request. If you do not have these available to you now you can save your application and upload them later.
If you have any questions about this program, please feel free to contact us at

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