Exchange Student

Are you interested being an exchange student at our department?

This page has information about our course selection for exchange students and our research areas.

If you are unsure whether or not your home university has an agreement with the University of Oslo or how to apply, you will find links to all agreements and information concerning the application procedure at the bottom of the page.

Students in front of Oslo Science Park(Forskningsparken), housing the Department of Media and Communication.


Our department offers studies and research in the following areas:

Media and Communication studies.

Course selection at the department

Course selection in English

Full course selection in Norwegian

Which courses can I take?

In principle, all ordinary courses are available to exchange students as long as they fullfill the prerequisities:

  • Courses on the MEVIT1XXX, 2XXX and 3XXX level are available to bachelor's students.
  • Courses on the MEVIT/JOUR4XXX level are reserved for master's students.

In order to attend these courses the student must be a master's student or equivalent at their home university. The course page will indicate the course level. Please note that applying for a course does not guarantee admission.

Courses in Norwegian

Interested in doing courses in Norwegian? Please contact us. Exchange students can not sign up themselves for courses in Norwegian in StudentWeb.

Courses unavailable for exchange students

Please note that some of our courses are not available to exchange students, such as:

  • Our self-composed courses
  • Conference attendance with presentation
  • Work as a research assistant
  • Master's thesis

In order to do these courses, students must be admitted as full-time master's students to the Nordic Media programme.

Course selection at the Faculty of Humanities

Course selection in English

Full course selection in Norwegian

Research at the department

The department's research pages has information about research projects and areas, recent publications and upcoming events.

General information

The autumn semester begins around 15 August and continues till around 20 December. The spring semester begins around 15 January and ends about 20 June.

30 ECTS credits is considered a full work load for one semester. Courses are usually 10 credits each, though courses giving 5, 20 or even 30 credits may occur. How to interpret course codes:

  • 1xxx = basic courses at the bachelor's degree level
  • 2xxx (or 3xxx) = secondary courses at the bachelor's degree level
  • 4xxx = courses at the master's degree level

Typically, getting credit for a course requires both writing a paper and passing a final exam. Only exams are graded.


Published Apr. 24, 2012 12:27 PM - Last modified Jan. 5, 2021 2:28 PM