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Public health nutrition student Theresa Stegemann.
“It is really interesting studying public health nutrition in Norway.”

Theresa Stegemann from Germany wanted to go abroad for her master’s. She found what she was looking for at OsloMet – and loves living in Oslo!

Ley Muller, master's student in social welfare, posing in a red jacket and black face mask.
A whole new way of organising social services

As a master's student at OsloMet, Ley Muller learned to analyse and engage with alternatives to the American approach.

Portrait of Carla Louise Hughes. She is standing outside smiling in front of an autumn coloured tree.
UK native named Student of the Year

Carla Louise Hughes embraced the challenge of starting graduate school in a new country during a pandemic. Now, she is making an impact as a member of the team at the Centre for Research on Pandemics & Society.

Austin and two friends relaxing on a bench in the sun.
Finding full acceptance 7,000 kilometres from home

Master's student Austin Lavender discovered his love for Norwegian culture, language, and the northern climate while studying on exchange, so he decided to settle in for his graduate degree.

Seaside in the centre of Oslo, a small leisure boat on the fjord and people soaking in the sun on land.
Where to live in Oslo: your guide to the best student housing

As an international student, one of the most important decisions you make before coming to Norway is where to live—a choice that will have a significant impact on your experience in Oslo.

Rob Starling standing in the stairs of a tall building.
Design students aim to solve problems and improve people’s lives

Rob Starling chose OsloMet for his master’s degree in product design because he wanted to expand his digital toolkit and explore the department’s impressive workshop facilities. Now he has embarked on a whole new career within service design.

Kayakers paddle around in the Oslofjord with the Norwegian Opera House in the background. Photo: Benjamin A. Ward.
Summer in Oslo is pretty close to paradise

The light never really goes away, it never gets too hot, and the water in the fjord is so clean you can swim in it. Welcome to Oslo in the summertime.

An alley covered in grafitti and street art.
Eight ways to experience Norwegian culture in Oslo

Embrace the great outdoors, sample the local cuisine, and hang out with friends at a safe distance. Here are some ways to spend your free time like the locals do.

View of Hovedøya in autumn colours and the Oslo skyline.
Student-friendly ways to enjoy autumn in Oslo

Whether you’re a returning student or are brand new to Oslo, autumn is a great time to explore the city.

Smiling students gathered in the park for the annual semester kick-off. Photo: Benjamin A. Ward
A guide to making friends with Norwegians

While befriending the locals may take a little extra effort, it can help you experience Norway from a whole new perspective.

Three students walking along a quiet street with small wooden houses. Photo: Benjamin A. Ward.
Want to enrich your stay in Oslo? Learn Norwegian!

By learning some Norwegian, you’ll become more integrated into Norway’s culture and begin to discover Oslo in a whole new way.

Simen walking through the park called Idioten. Photo: Benjamin A. Ward
Urban comforts and green retreats in St. Hanshaugen

This popular neighbourhood near OsloMet has it all—independent shops and restaurants, narrow, colourful streets and plenty of green space.