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Study Abroad Office

Montana State University
P.O. Box 172260
400 Culbertson Hall
Bozeman, MT 59717-2260


Heather Dolan - Study Abroad Program Assistant

Tel: (406) 994-7151


Anna Greenberg - Study Abroad Advisor and Outreach Coordinator

Tel: (406) 994-7151
Fax: (406) 994-1619


Susan Welker - Study Abroad Manager

Tel: (406) 994-5719
Fax: (406) 994-1619


Alyson Roberts - CCIS Advisor and Coordinator

Tel: (406) 994-7044
Fax: (406) 994-1619



Oslo, Norway Study Abroad Program
Photo: Ola Saether
The University of Oslo
Country: Norway
Location: Oslo
Language: Norwegian, some English
Level(s): Undergraduate and Graduate
Subjects: See Academic Program section
Length: Academic year or semester
Cost: MSU tuition plus room and board in the host country 
Deadline: March 1 for the following fall semester and academic year October 1 for the following spring semester

Program Overview

The University of Oslo is Norway's largest and oldest university. Founded in 1811, the University of Oslo today has approximately 32,000 students. Oslo, the capital of Norway, has a current population of over 500,000 and is quickly becoming the most international and multicultural city in Norway. The University of Oslo has the largest number of international students of all Norwegian universities. As Norway's largest and most comprehensive research institution, the University of Oslo offers visiting students the opportunity to study in a quality research university where there have been four Nobel Prize winners. Along with the many benefits of studying in a multicultural city, Oslo is surrounded by magnificent scenery from fjords to forested hills.

Academic Program

The University of Oslo consists of the following eight Faculties, offering in total about 800 different courses in English for
exchange students: Theology, Law, Medicine, the Arts, Mathematics and Natural Sciences, Dentistry, Social Sciences, and Education. These departments offer a wide variety of classes in both Norwegian and English. Exchange students cannot take courses at the Faculty of Medicine and Faculty of Dentistry, unless there is a specific faculty agreement. For information about courses taught in English, click here.

Students should check the University of Oslo's website to get a complete listing of all the classes offered in English.

Language of Instruction

Courses are offered in English and Norwegian. Additionally, visiting students can study Norwegian language at different levels. For more information about courses at the University of Oslo, please see


Students who have completed one full academic year of university level work at MSU with a GPA of 3.0 by the time they begin studies at the University of Oslo are eligible.


Academic Credit

Credit will be awarded at MSU for all courses taken and passed at the University of Oslo. The student's academic advisor at MSU and the MSU Registrar, in consultation with the Office of International Programs, will determine how these credits will apply to degree course requirements. Students are urged to work closely with these offices prior to departure to plan a course of studies that will maintain steady progress toward their degree.


Norway is one of the Scandinavian countries in the far north of Europe. Norwegian is the official language, but most visiting students find it easy to communicate in English. It is a long, narrow and varied country with its natural beauty always close at hand. Along the entire coastline there are magnificent fjords carved out and left by the huge, heavy masses of ice, which slowly receded some 14,000 year ago. The further north you go the more impressive the scenery becomes. Oslo is situated in the eastern part of the country, at the head of the Oslo fjord, in a natural basin on the lower slopes of wooded hills. The city has retained its old world charm and combined it with a modern European attitude. Oslo offers rich cultural opportunities including theater, opera, festivals and art galleries.

Traveling to other European countries from Oslo is easy and affordable. Stockholm and Copenhagen are less than an hour away by plane, and London and Paris are both two hours away. The excellent public transportation system (trams, underground, buses, ferries, and trains) makes it easy to experience the city and its surrounding areas, including nearby islands for swimming in the summer and ski areas for winter activities. The forested hills provide additional opportunities for hiking, skiing, and biking.

Cost and Included Benefits

Students receiving exchange placements at the University of Oslo will pay tuition at MSU in the same amount as if studying in Bozeman. Each student is responsible for his/her room and board at the University of Oslo, as well as trans-Atlantic travel expenses. Remember to plan for extra expenses such as internal travel and personal spending money as well as for unexpected changes in the exchange rate. Several scholarships are available for students planning to study abroad. $500 Scholarships will be available for MSU students interested in an exchange at the University of Oslo! For more information regarding study abroad scholarships, please contact Anna Greenberg( in the Office of International Programs.

Financial Aid

Financial Aid may be used for study abroad at the University of Oslo. Additional costs for study at the University of Oslo (e.g. travel to and from the study site) may be used in calculating student's financial aid package. Students are responsible to apply to the Office of Financial Aid. 


Applications are available in the Office of International Programs at 400 Culbertson Hall for all majors except Business.


Applications are due in the Office of International Programs on October 1 for the following spring semester and March 1 for the following fall semester and academic year.



Additional Information

For more information about studying at the University of Oslo contact:

Anna Greenberg
Study Abroad Advisor
Office of International Programs
400 Culbertson Hall
Phone: 994-7151

The University of Oslo's Homepage: