Semester Exchange - University of Oslo

Semester Exchange - University of Oslo

The University of Oslo (UiO) is the oldest, largest and most prestigious university in Norway, constantly ranked No. 1 in Norway and No. 3 in Scandinavia.

Home to four Nobel Prize winners, UiO has played a pivotal role in many of the major changes in Norway over the last 200 years.

The university campus is conveniently located in the Norwegian capital of Oslo, surrounded by mountains, beach, galleries and night clubs.

Study areas for exchange students include Law, Arts, Humanities, Mathematics and Natural Sciences, Social Sciences, Education, Theology.


Oslo, Norway

Type of Program


Level of Study


Length of Program

5 months

Program Dates

Most Faculties:
Autumn semester: Early August - mid December
Spring semester: Early January - mid June

Academic Calendar

Language of Instruction

Norwegian, English

Travel Grant


GPA Requirement (Out of 4.0)


Course Information

Website for English courses

Courses at the following faculties are opened to international students to enrol in:

  • Faculty of Theology
  • Faculty of Law
  • Faculty of Humanities
  • Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences
  • Faculty of Social Sciences
  • Faculty of Education

Students are allowed to enrol in courses from different departments as long as students meet course pre-requisites.


Housing information will be sent together with the admission letter. We guarantee our exchange students housing in a student village, provided that the students apply for housing in time, together with the acceptance of a place of study at the University of Oslo.

More information: The University of Oslo Housing

Living CostLiving costs per semester are approx. 40000 Kroner (about $8500 AUD).

Exchange Student Website

The University of Oslo Exchange Website

Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible for this program, you must:

  • A cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher (varies each program),
  • Completion of at least 12cp at the time of application. 18cp to go abroad,
  • Enough credit points remaining to complete the program,
  • Comply with the eligibility criteria outlined in the Student Exchange Policy,
  • Meet English language requirement for non-native speakers,
  • Have a nomination from Macquarie University.

How to Apply

Applicants must complete an online Application form. You'll need to include:

Your personal details, One University preference, It should take around 2 - 3 minutes to complete an application.

Important notes:

Application Fee and Payment Options: For all exchange programs (semester and short term), there is a compulsory application fee. For more information and payment options please refer to the Payment Website.

Insurance: It is a requirement of the exchange program that all students must purchase their own travel insurance to cover them for the duration of their journey beyond their overseas program. Students will be covered throughout the duration of their exchange program dates. More information will be given to students upon acceptance.

Program Costs: You remain enrolled at Macquarie University and continue to pay your tuition fees to Macquarie University. As an exchange student you pay no tuition fees to host university. However, you must also always be prepared for unexpected expenses, and should consider how you will be dealing with the expenses of your exchange before you leave your home country. Prior to departure, you will need to save sufficient funds to cover all of your expenses for the duration of your exchange. Some costs to consider include: airfares, students visa (if required), travel health insurance, accommodation, food, additional travel, entertainment, textbooks, incidental expense. If you wish to work while you are away, it is important to note that work rights for international students vary from country to country. For further information about your visa restrictions please contact the consulate or embassy of your host country.

*Disclaimer: Macquarie University does not ensure the quality or reputation of activities run externally, should students choose to undertake these activities they take on the full risk and responsibility. All students need to undertake their own risk assessment before departure, considering wisely their personal health and safety risks. Ultimately participation in these activities is at the students’ risk.

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The University of Oslo has played a pivotal role in many of the major changes in Norway over the last 200 years. In connection with our bicentennial, we published stories about the University's contributions to society. Four scientists affiliated with the University of Oslo have been awarded Nobel Prizes for their research, and one for his efforts to promote peace.

Area of study
Health and medical sciences; Law, security and intelligence; Science; Society, history and languages

Has a GPA requirement

Macquarie, Undergraduate, Postgraduate, Theology, Law, Medicine, Humanities, Mathematics, natural sciences, social sciences, Dentistry, and Education, Exchange, Oslo, Norway

Travel Grant

$1000 (AUD)

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Level of study
Undergraduate; Postgraduate

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