Become a student in Oslo

There a different ways to become a student in Oslo, we will provide the most common possibilities.

Are you looking into becoming a student in Oslo? There are many different institutions that offer higher education in Oslo. Some are large and some are small, so what one to choose? The first thing you should look in to is which language the study is offered in. Public universities and university colleges do not have tuition fees for degree students from countries EU/EEA and Switzerland. You only pay a small administration charge each semester.

Degree students from countries outside the EU/EEA and Switzerland have to pay tuition fees at Norwegian universities and university colleges.

Private institutions generally charge tuition fees for all students, the fees vary depending on the degree and institution.


  • Check your rights to stay in Oslo as a student if you are not a permanent citizen.
  • The different institutions may have different requirements and deadlines.
  • To become an exchange student in oslo you have to be a student at an institution that has an exchange agreement with an institution in Oslo. Contact the Univertsity or institution you are a student at to ask for information about exchange posibillities.

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