Exchange Student

Are you interested in becoming an exchange student at our department?

Here you will find information about our course selection for exchange students and our research fortes.

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 to your right.

Students in front of Oslo Innovation Center (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


In principle, all ordinary courses are available to exchange students as long as they fullfill the prerequisities. Most of our courses in English are at the master's level, and in order to attend these courses the student must be a master's student or equivalent at his/her home university. The course page will indicate the course level.

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

Move to the department's research pages. Here your find 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 Sep. 7, 2015 3:43 PM