University of Oslo – International Summer School

The International Summer School (ISS) at the University of Oslo has offered intensive summer courses since 1947. Nearly 30,000 students from more than

ISS picture.Photo of: Mantas Grigaliunas, UiO
ISS picture.Photo of: Mantas Grigaliunas, UiO

150 countries have attended their program. in 2016, the ISS welcomed 582 students from around 98 different countries to six intensive weeks of learning both inside and outside the classroom.

The ISS offers 14 bachelor’s courses focusing mainly on Norwegian language, culture and society, and 7 masters courses on topics of broad international interests. The courses adopt a comparative perspective, where the Norwegian case serve as a basis for discussions.

The deadline for scholarship applicants is February 1st, and for self-financing students March 1st.


The ISS academic staff consists of highly qualified faculty members from the University of Oslo and other educational institutions both in Norway and abroad.

A cultural experience

You can enjoy a wide range of cultural events, film nights, international evenings and forums, social get-togethers, sports, and local excursions to places of interest in the Oslo area. A varied weekend excursion program includes cultural heritage tours, mountain hiking, and rafting, as well as a tour to Bergen and the fjords of Western Norway. You get to know Norwegian culture, and also the cultures of your fellow students from all parts of the globe.

See ISS website for information about application and program details.

Please note: NORAM does not have scholarship available for summer programs such as ISS. We only fund Americans for a semester or year in the academic year as a part of their degree.