International Summer School

The International Summer School (ISS) offers 14 Bachelor's courses focusing mainly on Norwegian language, culture and society, and 7 Master's courses on topics of broad international interest. The courses adopt a comparative perspective, where the Norwegian case may serve as a basis for future dialogue and discussion.


Admission to the Summer School requires that you meet academic and English language proficiency requirements. You do not have to currently be studying to participate.

The application deadline for qualified scholarshop applicants is February 1, 2019, and for self-financed/sponsored applicants March 1, 2019.

The courses offered in 2019 are:

Bachelor's courses

ISSHF1143 – Art in Norway (offered in even years only, next time offered in 2020)
ISSHF1142 – Norwegian Architecture and Design
ISSHF1530 – Norwegian History
ISSHF2060 – Gender Equality in the Nordic Countries
ISSHF2415 – Trends in Scandinavian Film and TV
ISSN0110 – Intensive Elementary Norwegian, Level I
ISSN0120 – Intensive Intermediate Norwegian, Level II
ISSN0130 – Intensivt mellomkurs i norsk, trinn III
ISSN0140 – Intensivt kurs i norsk for viderekomne, trinn IV
ISSN1115 – Nynorsk
ISSN1320 – Norwegian Literature
ISSSV1753 – The Norwegian Welfare State
ISSSV1850 – Scandinavian Government & Politics
ISSSV1855 – International Politics

Master's courses

ISSHF4060 – Gender Equality in the Nordic Countries
ISSJF4711 – Human Rights
ISSMF4205 – International Community Health
ISSMN4030 – A Changing Arctic
ISSSUM4180 – Energy, Environment and Social Change
ISSSV4756 – International Development Studies
ISSSV4854 – Peace Research

Afternoon seminars

ISSN0500 – Norwegian Life & Society



Course details

Academic level(s)Bachelor, Master
Language of instructionEnglish
InstitutionUniversity of Oslo
Begin date22.06.2019
End date02.08.2019
Registration deadline01.02.2019
ECTS credits0.0
Field schoolYes
Fields of studyBasic/broad, general programmes
Teaching placeOslo, Norway
Tagsfield schoolsummer school
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