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Student life in in Oslo

ONUC is centrally located in Oslo, the capital of Norway, home to more than 700 000 people, and one of Europe’s fastest growing capital. 

What is Olso like?

It is situated between the Nordmarka forest and the Oslo fjord and offers both an electric urban environment, as well as easy access to nature activites like skiing, hiking and saunas along the harbour. If the weather is good, many citizens take the public ferry from Aker Brygge to one of the numerous small islands in the Oslo fjord.  

Oslo is a multicultural, vibrant and safe Nordic capital with a varied cultural scene. From opera in the state-of-the-art National Opera House to a multitude of restaurants, night clubs and music festivals (a bunch in the summer months), exhibitions and sports events, the choice is yours!

Academically, Oslo has a lot to offer with its wide variety of English-spoken seminars and guest lectures by top international scholars. You can also get cheap flights to anywhere in Europe and beyond, from one of the three international airports close to Oslo.


Housing in Oslo

If you are going to study here for a semester - there plenty pf options on student accommodation We have gathered the student accommodation tips for you here

We recommend that you apply for housing through SiO (Foundation for Student Life in Oslo).

Make sure you apply as early as possible, as the housing units are offered according to the ‘first come first serve’ principle. 

Best way find your student house in Oslo



Dont miss out on...

  • One of Europe’s most vibrant music scenes
  • The Coffee Culture: Like the rest of Norway, Oslo has a strong coffee culture, with numerous independent coffee shops and roasteries. 
  • Nobel Peace Prize: Oslo is the host city for the Nobel Peace Prize ceremony, which takes place every year on December 10th at the Oslo City Hall. The peace price visitor center is located in a beautiful building on Aker Brygge - dedicated to the Nobel Peace Prize winners.   
  • Vigeland Sculpture Park: The city is home to the world's largest sculpture park made by a single artist, Vigeland Park, which features more than 200 sculptures by Gustav Vigeland. Grab a coffee and stroll around. 
  • Munch Museum: The new Munch Museum was ready in Bjørvika in 2022. The building is a reason to visit in itself. It is dedicated to the life and works of the famous Norwegian artist Edvard Munch, known for the painting "Scream." 


General Information

VisitOslo – Information on sightseeing and activities in Oslo
VisitOslo’s Facebook page – Frequently updated photos from Oslo
TripAdvisor, Oslo – Information on sightseeing and activities in Oslo
Oslo European Green Capital 2019
Visit Norway – information on traveling in Norway
InterNations, Oslo – A site for expats living in Oslo
Songkick Oslo – Concert calendar for Oslo
Expat blog – Get in touch with Americans and others, living in Oslo

Articles on Oslo

Living in Oslo is different than passing through – Why Oslo beats picturesque Bergen
Huffington Post: EccentriCities – Katherine LaGrave recommends Oslo in Huffington Post

Academic Life in Oslo

Peace Research Institute Oslo, events
Oslo University, events
Norwegian Institute of International Affairs, events
Oslo and Akershus University College, events

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