ISS International Summer School At University Of Oslo, June 24 - August 4, 2017, Norway

Publish Date: Oct 18, 2016

Deadline: Feb 01, 2017

About the International Summer School (ISS)

The ISS is a learning community of diverse students who come together to study, interact and increase understanding and good will between nations. This requires friendliness, frankness and tolerance among all involved.
Every summer, from late June to early August, we welcome over 550 students from about 90 countries.

Mission statement

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".


The first summer session for English-speaking foreign students at the University of Oslo was organized and held in 1947. It was offered for American students only, as an expression of gratitude for educational opportunities provided for Norwegian students in the USA during and after World War II. In the 1950s the number of non-American students increased steadily, and in keeping with this development, the name of the school was changed in 1958 from the "Summer School for American Students" to the "International Summer School".

Since 1947 more than 27, 500 students from more than 150 countries have attended. In recent years the student body each summer has consisted of around 550 students from roughly 90 countries. Through its entire history the ISS has played an important role in the efforts of the University of Oslo to reach out internationally.

University of Oslo

The ISS is proud to be part of the University of Oslo, which is the oldest university in Norway. It was founded in 1811 and is the largest university in the country with a student population of slightly less than 30,000. The Blindern campus is located in pleasant surroundings, ten minutes from the city center by subway-to-surface rails and only minutes away from the lakes and wooded hills of Nordmarka.

The ISS offers scholarships to applicants from certain countries. Competition for these scholarships is high and funds are limited, so the majority of scholarships awarded are partial scholarships. Only approximately 50 full scholarships are granted. The ISS only offers scholarships to applicants to the International Summer School, not to applicants to full degrees at the University of Oslo.

Applying for a scholarship

Application deadline: February 1

How to apply:

Apply online as a scholarship applicant, and remember to complete and upload our scholarship form with your application. In the scholarship form, you will be asked to specify the amount of money needed to participate.

Admissions for 2017 will open in November.

1. Are you eligible to apply?

See if you are qualified to apply to the International Summer School. Admission requirements are different for Master's and Bachelor's courses.

Before applying, review the ISS program fees and scholarship information. The deadline for scholarship applicants is February 1 (confirmed), and the deadline for self-financing applicants is
March 15.

2. Choose your course(s)

Self-financed applicants
Read the course descriptions and select the course(s) you want to apply for. If you are applying for more than one course, make sure the courses can be combined by checking
our course schedule. Note: Master’s courses can only be combined with Afternoon seminars.

Scholarship applicants
Scholarship applicants may only apply for ONE course. Read the course descriptions and select the course you want to apply for.
3. Gather documents

What kind of documentation you need to submit depends on whether or not you are applying for a scholarship.


Main Office in Oslo, Norway

Telephone: +47 22 85 63 85
NORA courses:

Office hours:

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday: 09:00-11:30 & 12:00-15:00
Thursday: 10:00-11:30 & 12:00-15:00
Saturday and Sunday: Closed

Telephone hours:

Monday-Wednesday and Friday: 09:00-11:30 & 12:00-15:00
Thursday: 10:00-11:30 & 12:00-15:00
Saturday and Sunday: Closed
Reduced opening hours during Christmas and Easter.

Postal address:

International Summer School
University of Oslo
P.O. Box 1082 Blindern
NO-0317 OSLO

Physical address:

International Summer School
University of Oslo
Georg Morgenstiernes hus 2nd floor
Moltke Moes vei 30-32,
NO-0851 OSLO

To APPLY click "Further official information" below and fill the application form.

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