The International Summer School (ISS) at the University of Oslo, a unique learning experience that combines academic excellence and cultural diversity. The University of Oslo is Norway’s oldest institution for research and higher education. It is the highest ranked institution of education and research in the country and one of the world's Top 200 universities. With 5 Nobel Prize winners, UiO has a strong track record of pioneering research and scientific discovery.

Fields of study

  • Gender Studies
  • History
  • International Studies
  • Norweigian Language
  • Politics
  • Political Science

More information regarding specific course details can be found on the host university website.

Credit equivalent 

7.5 ECTS = 2 UQ Units. Maximum of 4 UQ Units upon successful completion of 15 ECTS (pending UQ faculty approval).

Visa Information

It is your responsibility to ensure you have the correct visa for the country where you will be studying. As the Global Experience team is not a visa-issuing authority we cannot provide visa advice.

Please review the host university webpage for visa and immigration information.

Eligibility and application

All applicants must meet the UQ short-term experience eligibility criteria and the University of Oslo entry requirements

This program impacts on UQ Semester 2 dates, UQ students must meet the additional special conditions for programs that impact teaching dates.

If you are intending to undertake your experience for-credit, it is strongly recommended that you submit your application to IGET at least 4 weeks before applying to the host to allow sufficient time for Faculty to complete the credit assessment. Please note however that it is your responsibility to meet the host application deadline.  

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The participation mode of this experience is Study Abroad. The program fee is approximately $1,600 AUD for Masters and Bachelor courses and $2,370 AUD for language courses:

Detailed information regarding fees and inclusions can be found on the host university website

Scholarships may also be available for this experience. Please find more information about this on the host university website.


Students are responsible for finding their own accommodation. 


Internships and Global Experiences Grants

When you submit your application for an experience, you are automatically considered for funding that is relevant to your nominated experience. Please refer to the Short-Term Experiences Funding  page for details. 


You may also be eligible to submit an application for an OS-HELP Loan if your program is for-credit and you are enrolled as a Commonwealth-supported student.

Key Dates

Program Dates

UQ: 14  April 2024
Host: 15 February 2024

Program Dates

Start: 24 June 2024
End: 2 August 2024*

*For-credit only as dates impact on UQ Semester 2

Fast Facts

Type: Study
Mode: Study abroad
Location: Oslo, Norway
Credit: For-credit 
Cohort: Undergraduate and Postgraduate


If you participate in a short-term program you may also be eligible to submit an application for an OS-HELP loan if your program is for-credit and you are enrolled as a Commonwealth supported student. 

Application Deadlines

15 January for overseas study commencing March to August
15 March for overseas study commencing May to October
15 June for overseas study commencing August to January
15 September for overseas study commencing November to April

Refer to the funding page for more information on eligibility requirements and loan amounts. 

OS-HELP Loan application deadlines close before the Summer and Winter Short-Term Study application deadlines. Please visit the OS-HELP Loan website for deadline dates as late applications will not be accepted.

Global Experiences Information Sessions

Students are encouraged to register and attend an information session to receive more details on the short-term application process, eligibility criteria, funding etc.