- 20,635 Students
- Public Institution Type
The OsloMet story dates back more than two centuries. Our programme in midwifery was established in 1818, and several of our other study programmes are the oldest of their kind in Norway.
In 2018, after a succession of mergers, we gained university status—no small feat in Norway, where the criteria are quite strict. Since then, OsloMet has continued educating professionals who are sought-after.
One of OsloMet’s greatest strengths is our educational portfolio. With our institution home to degree programmes in teacher education, nursing, engineering—to name just a few—we are uniquely positioned to develop cutting-edge solutions to the challenges facing the welfare state.We have five master programmes taught completely in English, and more than 160 courses in English available for exchange students.
OsloMet’s research community conducts high-impact research on a variety of topics related to health, childhood and education, working and family life, and technology. We are home to one of the largest research communities in Northern Europe focusing on the Nordic welfare model and its impact on people across the life cycle.
Our research activities have been strengthened significantly in recent years and OsloMet researchers are attracting an increasing percentage of external funding, both from international and Norwegian sources. By participating in international projects on topics as diverse as artificial intelligence, immigration, our researchers contribute insights into complex issues of global concern.
OsloMet is a large, urban university home to some of Norway's oldest and best-known programmes of professional study. Many of our alumni work on the front lines of the welfare state. Every year, OsloMet graduates begin working as teachers, social workers, nurses, engineers and other welfare state professionals striving to improve the lives of people across the life cycle. Our education has a practical approach, with most of our programmes have at least one period of placement in industry, or working with real life problem solving. Our careers team can give you individual guidance about your own career development and plans.
The Student Centre is the hub for all your questions and services at OsloMet. Our desks are available in both campuses and coordinate the following services:
International students living outside of Norway at the time of application are guaranteed student housing through the Student Welfare Organisation (SiO).SiO’s prices are subsidised and much cheaper than the open market.
There are four different physical libraries divided by subject area. Within the library there is also a learning centre and the possibility for courses and guidance.
High speed broadband (Eduroam) throughout campus and in all Norwegian airports. Printers for students in all buildings. Free software for students.
Students can access health services through the Student Welfare organisation (SiO) all students staying for longer than six months are members of the national insurance scheme and are entitled to free healthcare.
OsloMet has two campuses, the largest one is in the city centre (Pilestredet), a few blocks away from the Royal palace, and the other one in is the suburbs (Kjeller) surrounded by nature and farmland.
As an OsloMet Student you can use our gyms for free, and you can also use SiO’s facilities (paid).
SiO has many gyms throughout Oslo, swimming pools and classes.
OsloMet has over 40 different student societies that you can join, and there are many other societies within the city of Oslo which are open for students. Students can start their own student associations by gathering a group of three people.
OsloMet is a fully accredited university by the NOKUT (Norwegian Agency for Quality Assurance in Education)