Location: Oslo, Norway
Oslo is located in southeastern Norway at the head of the Oslo Fjord. With a population of 1.4 million it is the country's largest city and its cultural, scientific, economic and governmental center. A dynamic cosmopolitan city renowned for its many parks and green areas, Oslo is filled with opportunities to enjoy art, culture, food, and fun.
Oslo and Akershus University College of Applied Sciences (HiOA) is Norway's largest state university college. We have two campuses in the metropolitan area of Oslo and Akershus, one in central Oslo and one in the suburb of Kjeller. This is the fastest expanding region in Norway in terms of population growth and economic activity. Not far from the vibrant city center you have beautiful nature that is eager to be explored. Oslo is well connected with the rest of Europe with two international airports in the vicinity, and with direct ferries to Germany and Denmark. Its 500,000 inhabitants make it the ideal size to enjoy and study at, whilst also having all the benefits of a national capital.
Courses available in:
Courses taught in English
As a general rule, from August to December (fall) and from January to June (spring)
Accommodations and Campus Life
International students that apply for housing within the deadline (31 May, 31 October), are guaranteed a single furnished room through the Student Welfare Association (SiO). This housing is heavily subsidised and there are different price ranges. See options here.
We have a week-long "buddy week" where students are divided into groups led by local students or previous international students. The week starts with an introduction day lunch and a "free flea market", and finishes in a campus party organised by the student parliament. The rest of the week implies getting to know Oslo and settling in whilst exploring different entertainment options.
There are several options of extra curricular activities:
- Student Government: The Student Parliament
- The Welfare Council
- Student associations:
- Here is an overview of all the student associations available exclusively at HiOA
Room: minimum appx. $1,700/semester
Food: minimum appsx. $1,060/semester
Books and Supplies: appx. $180 US/semester
Miscellaneous/Personal: appx. $335/semester
For general questions about the program and application process, contact Margaret Anderson at firstname.lastname@example.org or stop by the CGEE office in the basement of Anderson Residence Hall, Suite 23.
For more detailed information about Olso and Akershus courses, housing, etc. you may contact:
Kristin Oddstøl, Senior Advisor, International Office
Enzo N. Rossi, Section for Internationalisation
Students with at least 1 year of Higher Education
Fall Semester: April 15 (housing by May 31)
Spring Semester: October 1 (housing by October 31)
Learning Agreement (PDF)
Transcripts of Records in English
Copy of Passport
|Term||Year||App Deadline||Decision Date||Start Date||End Date|
|Academic Year||2018-2019||03/15/2018 **||Rolling Admission||08/13/2018||06/15/2019|
|Fall Semester||2018||03/15/2018 **||Rolling Admission||08/13/2018||12/21/2018|
|Spring Semester||2019||10/15/2018 **||Rolling Admission||01/14/2019||06/15/2019|
** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.