University of Oslo, Norway  Follow

University of Oslo International Summer School with Full Scholarships, Norway

Publish Date: Jan 13, 2016

Deadline: Feb 01, 2016

University of Oslo International Summer School, Norway

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.

Courses at the International Summer School

Norwegian Architecture and Design  
Art in Norway  
Norwegian History  
Gender Equality in the Nordic Countries  
Scandinavian Film Genres  
Gender Equality in the Nordic Countries  
Human Rights  
International Community Health  
A Changing Arctic  
Intensive Elementary Norwegian, Level I  
Intensive Intermediate Norwegian, Level II  
Intensivt mellomkurs i norsk, trinn III  
Intensivt kurs i norsk for viderekomne, trinn IV  
Norwegian Life & Society  
Norwegian Literature  
Energy, Environment and Sustainable Development  
The Norwegian Welfare State  
Scandinavian Government & Politics  
International Politics  
International Development Studies  
Peace Research  
Professional Communication Seminar

Fees & Expenses

Books, course supplies and personal expenses (such as laundry, transportation and spending money) are not included in the fees. We estimate that you will need a minimum of NOK 3000/USD 625 for the summer.




Basic Fees

Includes extracurricular activities, one weekend excursion, and health insurance.

On-Campus Fee (also includes room & board) 22,950 3,060
Off-Campus Fee (does not include room & board) 9,300 1,240

Additional Fees

Added to the Basic Fee, to cover additional field trips related to the courses listed below.

Art in Norway 900 120
International Community Health 400 55
International Development Studies 900 120
Peace Research 900 120
Energy, Environment & Sustainable Development 5,000 670

Optional Program Fees

Added to the Basic Fee, if student chooses to participate.

Professional Communication Seminar 450 60

Long weekend tour to Bergen

Students from USA and Canada must pay the fee before they leave for Norway. UiO cannot process American checks.

How to apply to the International Summer School
Apply now!

Your application will be considered invalid if you have not uploaded all supporting documents by the deadline. Invalid applications will not be processed.

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 (tentative).

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.

ISS Scholarships

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.

Applying for a scholarship

Register your application in the University of Oslo's online application system.

  • Please enter your name exactly as it is written in your passport.
  • Please use one email address to avoid creating multiple user IDs/applications.
  • Make sure that you apply for the correct type: Scholarship/Self-financing, on-campus/off-campus.
  • US and Canadian applicants: please apply as "Self-financed", even if you apply for a scholarship. Why?
  • Upload your required supporting documents by the deadline.
  • If you need help, see our guide to applying in UiO's online application portal (available in early December).


This opportunity has expired. It was originally published here:

Similar Opportunities


Art History




Opportunity Types


Eligible Countries


Host Countries