Bjørknes University College is located in the centre of Oslo, in the St. Hanshaugen neighbourhood, a popular and trendy district only five minutes from the down town area. More than 500 students choose to study at Bjørknes University College every year.

You will enjoy your time here as part of a intimate and inspiring college environment, with both Norwegian and international students. Extracurricular seminars and social events are organised throughout the semester:

  • Kick-off-days (“Buddy System”)
  • Free coffe every Wednesday
  • Guest lectures
  • Debates and seminars
  • Autumn soccer cup
  • Quiz nights
  • Halloween
  • Student parties
  • Christmas lunch

 

 

About Oslo

Oslo is the capital of Norway, home to around 630 000 people, and also Europe’s fastest growing capital. Situated between the Nordmarka forest and the Oslo fjord, Oslo provides both a electric urban environment, as well as easy access to skiing, hiking, swimming and kayaking. Both forests and the sea can be reached with the outstanding public transport system. Oslo is a multicultural, vibrant and safe Nordic capital with a varied cultural scene. From opera in the state-of-the-art National Opera House to a multitude of rock clubs, music festivals, exhibitions and sports events, the choice is yours! Academically, Oslo has a lot to offer with its wide variety of English-spoken seminars and guest lectures by top international scholars. If you want to live and study in an urban setting, but with easy access to all that nature has to offer, Oslo is the place for you. You can also get cheap flights to anywhere in Europe and beyond, from one of the three international airports close to Oslo. Welcome and enjoy!

Did you know?

  • Typical Norwegian: Nordic skiing, brown cheese, Freia milk chocolate, Nobel Peace Prize, and Aquavit (Norwegian liquor).
  • A recent international study concluded that Oslo was Europe’s overall music trend leader, leaving London trailing!
  • Oslo is surrounded by magnificent forests and a beautiful fjord. You’ll definitely meet plenty of friendly Norwegians among the trees…
  • Going to festivals is a definitive must during the summer.

 

Useful links

General information

Visit Oslo – Information on sightseeing and activities in Oslo

Visit Oslo’s Facebook page – Frequently updated photos from Oslo

Use-It Oslo – Information for young travelers

TripAdvisor, Oslo – Information on sightseeing and activities in Oslo

Visit Norway – information on traveling in Norway

Internations, Oslo – A site for expats living in Oslo

Songkick Oslo – Concert calendar for Oslo

Expat blog –Get in touch with Americans and others, living in Oslo

The Oslo Eye – Oslo’s first english blogazine


Articles on Oslo

Living in Oslo is different than passing through – Why Oslo beats picturesque Bergen

Huffington Post: EccentriCities – Katherine LaGrave recommends Oslo in Huffington Post


Academic life in Oslo

Peace Research Institute Oslo, events

Oslo University, events

Norwegian Institute of International Affairs, events

Global.no  – a calendar for events related to developing countries and climate

Oslo and Akershus University College, events

For more information and how to apply: info@bjorkneshoyskole.no