University of Oslo Scholarships (Free Tuition)

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The University of Oslo is one of the best universities in Norway. Founded in 1811, it is the oldest university in Norway and has produced many excellent scholars from many different countries since its founding.

Also, it is ranked very high, 3rd in Nordic countries and 58th globally according to the Academic Ranking of World Universities.

The University of Oslo is home to approximately 28,000 students and 6,000 staff. These students and staff are located in various departments of study such as theology, law, medicine, humanities, mathematics, natural sciences, dentistry, social sciences, and education.


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University of Oslo Tuition Fees (Undergraduate and Graduate)

At the University of Oslo, there is no tuition fee except a small semester fee of NOK 600 (74 USD). However, you are still expected to finance living expenses during your time of studying. If you do not have the finances, you can work 20 hours a week during school and 40 hours a week on holidays to help with finances. If you are a Ph.D student, there will be fellowships available for you to finance your education.


University of Oslo Application Procedure


At the University of Oslo, all undergraduate classes are conducted in Norwegian. You can only apply to the University of Oslo if you can prove your Norwegian Proficiency by taking an exam. If you are not proficient, then you are not eligible for admission. Please see Bachelor’s program for more information.



For master’s, you do not need to be fluent in Norwegian to be eligible. There are many English Master’s programs available in this university, and you can see the complete lists in this link. Also, you need to have IELTS or TOEFL scores, finances of 111,607 NOK ($14,100 USD), and other requirements.

Please note that you will be able to work part-time to finance your study after you arrive at this university. For more information about the application procedure, visit Master’s Application Guide.



For Ph.D programs, you will need to receive money for living expenses through your personal money, a research fellow, or external funding. The application procedure is different for each department, and you can access it through this link. But before you do, I highly recommend reading Before Applying Page.


Application Dates

  • Bachelor’s- The official scholarship website does not explicitly state the deadline, but I would assume that it would be the same as Master’s which is from October 15 to November 15th.
  • Master’s- The application opens on October 15 and closes on November 15.
  • Ph.D- The deadline varies by departments. Some open all year, and some have specific deadlines. To see the deadlines for particular department, visit this link.


I hope that this article on the University of Oslo scholarships and tuition fee was helpful. If you are interested, visit the Norway Scholarships Page!