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Contemporary Challenges Credits

University of Oslo (Norway)

Oslo, Norway

Program Overview

Term Start Date End Date Application Deadline
Fall 2020
TBA
TBA
Mar 01, 2020
Academic Year 2020
TBA
TBA
Mar 01, 2020
Spring 2021
TBA
TBA
Oct 01, 2020
Language(s) of Instruction
English
Norwegian
No
No
No
Class Standing
Junior
Second semester Sophomore
Senior
3.0
Credits

12-15

Program Advisor

The Program

The capital of Norway is not only the oldest in Scandinavia, it is also home to Norway's oldest university.

The University of Oslo is Norway’s oldest and largest university with a student population of approximately 27,700. The University is one of the most prestigious Northern European institutions, ranked 67th in the world among the  Academic Ranking of World Universities. Oslo normally offers courses taught in English in eight faculties: theology, law, medicine, the humanities, mathematics and natural sciences, dentistry, social sciences, and education.

 

Oslo Harbor

Program Location

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University of Oslo, Norway

Norway

Oslo

Oslo is the capital of Norway and the oldest of the three Scandinavian capitals. The city center is surrounded by woods and lakes, and there are no fewer than 40 islands in the fjord.  The age of the Vikings may have passed, but the Viking spirit and bond with the sea endure—don’t miss Oslo’s Viking Longboat Museum. And the countryside is as green as ever; in 2007, Reader’s Digest ranked Oslo number two (behind Stockholm) on its list of the greenest and most livable cities on the planet. As a national capital, the city offers everything you could want: world-renowned museums, art in abundance, fabulous shopping, lively music, and lovely parks with paths for biking and skiing.

Academics

In order to have an idea of what classes are available, you should visit the University of Oslo website. When looking for courses, be sure that you are looking at English instructed courses for undergraduate students only and that they are in the correct term of study.

You will need to be sure that you are registered as a full time student according to the University of Oslo and Rutgers University.  That means you will need to take at least 24-30 ECTS credits (12-15 RU credits) each semester. Thus, most students take three to five classes a term at the University of Oslo. It is not possible to take classes as not-for-credit or pass/fail.

For information about Study Abroad credit transfer, registration, and transcripts please visit the Academics section of our website.

 

Academic Calendar

 

To view the current academic calendar, please visit the University of Oslo web page.

*All dates are subject to change.  Do not book your flight until you have been accepted by the university and the academic dates have been confirmed. 

Fall Semester

Mid August

Late December

Spring Semester

Early January

Mid June

Housing and Meals

 

The Foundation for Student Life in Oslo (SiO) has 13 different student house and village option. Housing options can be located in the city center, on the outer edge of town or close by to the university center.  Oslo is a small city; you can live almost anywhere and still make it to lecture on time thanks to the extensive public transportation network. You will usually be provided with a single room in a shared unit with 4- 8 students.   Each unit has a bathroom and kitchen. International students usually rent a furnished room, though unfurnished rooms are available. Basic TV and internet connections, cleaning services and security services are included in the rent. Electricity is normally divided between the inhabitants of a unit and is paid at the same time as the rent.  Students pay their housing bills through SiO monthly invoices.

The University of Oslo does not offer a meal plan. Students can choose to dine at one of the many student cafeterias. All student villages have supermarkets nearby and kitchens for preparing food. For more information, please visit the Housing website.

Financial Information

Program Costs

This is the billed amount that will appear on your Rutgers term bill during the term you study abroad.
NJ Resident non-NJ Resident
Program Cost $10,620 $13,820
ATW Scholarship $3,500 $1,000
RU TERM BILL TOTAL $7,120 $12,820
Program Cost includes:

•    Tuition 
•    Administrative Fees
•    International SOS Health Insurance
 

Out-of-Pocket Costs

These are estimated expenses that are not part of your term bill. Students will need to pay for these expenses out-of-pocket.
Airfare $1,200
Housing (average: cost will vary by accommodation type) $3,500
Meals $2,500
Visa (Estimate is for US Citizen) $400
Books and Classroom Materials $600
Local Transportation $500
Personal Expenses $2,000
Total $10,700.00
Out-of-Pocket Cost includes:

The above costs are estimations and represent the known out-of-pocket costs students encounter during their time abroad. 
 
Some of these expenses will be paid for prior to going abroad, such as an airline ticket and visa costs, while some of these expenses, such as meals and local transportation, will be paid in-country as part of your daily expenses. As you plan, you will need to budget these costs and spend wisely throughout your time abroad.
 

Program Costs

This is the billed amount that will appear on your Rutgers term bill during the term you study abroad.
NJ Resident non-NJ Resident
Program Cost per Semester $9,915 $13,115
Program Cost includes:
  • Tuition
  • Administrative Fees
  • International SOS Health Insurance
     

Out-of-Pocket Costs

These are estimated expenses that are not part of your term bill. Students will need to pay for these expenses out-of-pocket.
Airfare $1,200
Housing (average: cost will vary by accommodation type) $7,000
Meals $5,000
Visa (Estimate is for US Citizen) $400
Books and Classroom Materials $1,200
Local Transportation $1,000
Personal Expenses $4,000
Total $19,800.00
Out-of-Pocket Cost includes:

The above costs are estimations and represent the known out-of-pocket costs students encounter during their time abroad. 
 
Some of these expenses will be paid for prior to going abroad, such as an airline ticket and visa costs, while some of these expenses, such as meals and local transportation, will be paid in-country as part of your daily expenses. As you plan, you will need to budget these costs and spend wisely throughout your time abroad.

Program Costs

This is the billed amount that will appear on your Rutgers term bill during the term you study abroad.
NJ Resident non-NJ Resident
Program Cost $10,620 $13,820
ATW Scholarship $3,500 $1,000
RU TERM BILL TOTAL $7,120 $12,820
Program Cost includes:
  • Tuition
  • Administrative Fees
  • International SOS Health Insurance

Out-of-Pocket Costs

These are estimated expenses that are not part of your term bill. Students will need to pay for these expenses out-of-pocket.
Airfare $1,200
Housing (average: cost will vary by accommodation type) $3,500
Meals $2,500
Visa (Estimate is for US Citizen) $400
Books and Classroom Materials $600
Local Transportation $500
Personal Expenses $2,000
Total $10,700.00
Out-of-Pocket Cost includes:

The above costs are estimations and represent the known out-of-pocket costs students encounter during their time abroad.

Some of these expenses will be paid for prior to going abroad, such as an airline ticket, while some of these expenses, such as meals and personal expenses, will be paid in-country as part of your daily expenses. As you plan, you will need to budget these costs and spend wisely throughout your time abroad.

Scholarships

Available to all Rutgers students participating in a Rutgers Global–Study Abroad program. Applications can be found inside of your study abroad program application. For more information, please visit the Scholarship section of our website.

Available to study abroad students who receive a Pell Grant.  For more information about the scholarship and additional eligibility requirements please visit the Gilman website.