The International Summer School (ISS) at The University of Oslo has offered intensive summer courses since 1947. With nearly 30,000 students from more than 150 different countries having attended the program, the International Summer School represents a unique opportunity of broadening your horizons and building international knowledge, friendships and connections.
The ISS was awarded the prize "Best Learning Environment" from the University of Oslo, a fact, that according to Ole Petter Ottesen, president of the Univerity of Oslo, "vouches for its academic excellence". The ISS offers a unique, threefold experience: An academic, cultural and confidence and peace-building experience.
This summer, the ISS is offering the following courses:
- Bachelor's courses: Norwegian Litterature (10 credits); Art in Norway (15 credits); Norwegian History (10 credits); Gender Equality in Nordic Countries (15 credits); The Norwegian Welfare State (10 credits); Scandinavian Government and Politics (10 credits); International Politics (10 credits); Scandinavian Film Genres (15 credits); Norwegian Architecture and Design (15 Credits); Norwegian Life & Society (10 Credits).
- Master's courses (15 credits): Human Rights; International Development Studies; Peace Research; Gender Equality in the Nordic Countries; International Community Health; Energy, Environment and Sustainable Development; A Changing Arctic.
- Norwegian language courses: Intensive Elementary Norwegian, Level I (15 Credits); Intesive Intermediate Norwegian, Level II (15 Credits); Intensivt mellomkurs i norsk, trinn III (20 Credits); Intensivt kurs i norsk for viderekomne, trinn IV (15 Credits); Nynorsk (5 Credits)
- Afternoon Seminar: Professional Communication Seminar (Non-credit course; Certificate of participation, three two hour classes).
Beyond the Classroom:
In addition to the classes offered, the ISS also includes a number of arrangements and experiences beyond the classroom. The ISS offers includes housing arrangements, sightseeing and local excursions, a student performance series, Norwegian cultural evenings, weekend excursions, recreation and sports and much more.
For more information on the ISS, please visit the ISS on The University of Oslo's homepage. If you would like catalogs or further information, you can also contact the University of Oslo at:
International Summer School
University of Oslo
P.O. Box 1082 Blindern
Tel: (+47) 22 85 63 85
Application deadline for scholarship applicants is February 1, 2017. The deadline for qualified self-financed/sponsored applicants is March 1, 2017. After March 1, a supplementary round of admission for self-financed students may be considered, space permitting. Interested candidates can apply through the University's application system Søknadsweb, available from December 1st, 2015.
Welcome to the University of Oslo and welcome to Norway for the summer of 2017!