So, you want to study abroad in … Oslo

oslo.jogThe University of Oslo (UiO) was founded in 1811, and is Norway’s oldest, premier, and largest institution of higher education. UiO has contributed substantially to research, innovation, and education in and outside of Norway. With around 30,000 students, 2 museums, several centres of academic excellence and five Nobel prize winners, the University ranks highly in academic excellence.

“To study in Oslo for a year was one of the best decisions I made whilst at St Andrews. It helped me decide what I wanted to do after graduating and I met some of my closest friends. I met people from all over the world and keep in close contact with friends from America, Norway, Russia, Canada and Australia as well as the UK. The experience you share living abroad is very special and creates strong friendships. Studying in Oslo gave me the opportunity to study subjects I would not have been able to otherwise including Norwegian, Old Norse and Runology. I was introduced to the Runic Archive and this experience strongly influenced my career decisions. The city is an exciting place to explore throughout the year – memorable occasions include tobogganing down the 1994 Winter Olympic luge run and celebrating the Norwegian Constitution Day from outside the Royal Palace. I also made numerous trips around the country and spent Easter with my Norwegian flatmate and her family on a tiny island on the north coast.”
Vanessa Rodnight, Assistant Records Manager, Parliamentary Archives, House of Lords.

A 5 minute presentation of the University of Oslo

Who can apply?

Students can study abroad in their Junior Honours year only. The Erasmus Exchange with the Universitetet i Oslo is open to all students on the Mediaeval History degree programme (single and joint honours) and the Mediaeval History and Archaeology degree programme. Joint honours students will require the permission of the School of their second subject before they submit their application. Students can apply to study in Oslo for a semester or a year.

The Universitetet i Oslo offer a wide variety of modules which are offered in English. UiO also offers Norwegian language courses, as well as a broad range of Scandinavian Studies courses.

The deadline for next year’s programmes is Friday 22 February 2013. Please complete the  History Abroad Application Form and return electronically to the Collaborations & Study Abroad team. For more information, please visit the School’s Study Abroad website, or email Dr Kostas Zafeiris, Study Abroad Co-ordinator of the School.

About standrewshistory
With over forty full time members of staff researching and teaching on European, American and Asian history from the dawn of the Middle Ages to the present day, the School of History at the University of St Andrews has one of the finest faculty and diverse teaching programmes of any School of History in the English speaking world. The School boasts expertise in Mediaeval and Modern History, from S cotland to Byzantium and the Americas to the Middle East and South Asia.Thematic interests include religious history, urban history, transnationalism, historiography and nationalism. The School of History prides itself on small group teaching and tutorials allowing for in depth study and supervision tailored to secure the best from each student. Cutting edge research combined with teaching excellence offer a dynamic and intellectually stimulating environment for the study of History.

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