University of Oslo International Summer School 2015 (Scholarships Available)

University of Oslo International Summer School 2015 (Scholarships Available)

Deadline: February 1, 2015

The University of Oslo invites applications for the 2015 International Summer School (ISS). The ISS is a learning community of diverse students who come together to study, interact and increase understanding and good will between nations. This requires friendliness, frankness and tolerance among all involved.

The International Summer School offers intensive Master’s and Bachelor’s courses each summer, from June 20 to late July 31, 2015. It aims at developing and conveying knowledge and at promoting understanding between people from different cultures.

Courses at the International Summer School


The ISS offers scholarships to applicants from certain countries. Competition for these scholarships is high and funds are limited, so the majority of scholarships awarded are partial scholarships. Only approximately 50 full scholarships are granted.

  • The value of the scholarship is not payable in cash.
  • Scholarships are non-negotiable once they are awarded.
  • If your scholarship includes travel, your ticket will be booked and paid for by the ISS.
  • You may be asked to write a report or letter to the scholarship donor.
  • The donor has the right to request your final grades from the ISS.
  • You are responsible for covering expenses that are not included in the scholarship (for example: travel costs to and from the airport, visa fees, etc).


  • You must meet attendance requirements (minimum 3 lecture hours per day).
  • You must submit all mandatory assignments.
  • You must attend all exam

Partial Scholarship

The majority of scholarships awarded will be partial. Partial scholarships cover only:

  • For recipients from USA and Canada (on-campus students only):
    • all or part of the Basic fee
  • For all other recipients (both on- and off-campus students):
    • the Basic fee
    • Additional fees, if applicable

Partial scholarships DO NOT cover:

  • Pocket money allowance
  • Travel costs
  • Visa application fees
  • Any other personal costs

Full Scholarship

Approximately 50 full scholarships will be granted, and competition is high. Since there are so few full scholarships, you increase your chances if you apply for a partial scholarship and can pay a portion of the fees yourself, or find other sources of funding.

Full scholarships may include:

  • Basic fee (on-campus)
  • Additional fees (if applicable)
  • Pocket money allowance (made available to you upon arrival; excludes recipients from USA and Canada)
  • Plane ticket to and from Norway (excludes recipients from USA and Canada)

Full scholarships DO NOT cover:

  • Visa application fees
  • Travel costs to and from the airport

Priority is given to applicants to Master’s courses from countries in Asia, Oceania, Africa or South America with an extremely weak currency against the Norwegian kroner (NOK). Some earmarked scholarship funds for specific areas cover full scholarships for applicants to Bachelor’s courses (as indicated in Scholarships).


  • Applicants must be proficient in English Language. Applicants who are not native speakers of English must document their proficiency in English.
  • Due to differences in world educational systems, applicants must submit specific documents to show they are eligible for admission. The Norwegian Agency for Quality Assurance in Education (NOKUT) provides the GSU-list which specifies the education you must have to qualify for admission to universities and university colleges in Norway.
  • For Masters’ applicants, the minimum educational requirement is a Bachelor’s degree or a period of study comparable with a Norwegian Bachelor’s degree.
  • All applicants must be in good health – physically, mentally and emotionally – to study abroad.

Selection Criteria

To be a successful ISS scholarship recipient, you must demonstrate:

  • that your academic background is relevant to the course you apply for (see course descriptions for more information)
  • that your professional background is relevant to the course you apply for
  • your financial need

How to apply

Apply online as a scholarship applicant, and remember to complete and upload the scholarship form with your application. In the scholarship form, you will be asked to specify the amount of money needed to participate.

For more information and to apply, visit International Summer School 2015.