Health studies in Oslo

Study health in Oslo? The Faculty of Medicine at the University of Oslo offers excellent health education and amenities in the capital of Norway.

Picture of happy students

Happy students outside the faculty´s main building. Photo: Trude Hamnes

Founded in 1814, the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Oslo is the oldest medical faculty in Norway and we have a long and successful history in welcoming and including international students. We aim to implement the Sustainable Development Goals in all parts of our education.

Health programmes for international students

We offer three Master’s degree programmes taught entirely in English as well as Doctoral degrees (PhD) in medicine and health sciences. They include both interdisciplinary studies and a research based master program. You can work with some of Europe's best researchers in medicine and health sciences, and take part in exciting research projects. The PhD programme at the Faculty of Medicine is the largest at UiO.

As part of a public university we charge no tuition fees for international students, regardless of your country of origin.

Master's programmes

Doctoral degree and PhD

Global research topics

Our programmes offer broad spectres of national and global research topics. They give students knowledge and experience which is sought after all over the world. Get an overview of research groups at the institute.

Close relationship between students and the professional environment 

Students have easy access to professors and researchers and can easily get feedback and opinions from our academic staff throughout the studies. Our international students report that they are especially satisfied with the close and informal relationship between students and the professional environment.  

Our Centre for Sustainable Healthcare Education is an example on how we work in order to empower students to become resources and active participants in Education for Sustainable Development.​


In addition to the reputable academic staff, our students have the very best amenities at their disposal. You have access to excellent facilities that include:

Green Oslo, green student life

The faculty premises are located just minutes by subway, tram, or bicycle from the heart of Oslo. You have easy access to the great outdoors with nearby forests and hills surrounding the city and the wonderful Oslo Fjord.

Learn more at VisitOslo

See also

Facts and figures for the Faculty of Medicine

Institutes and centres at the Faculty of Medicine

Student life in Oslo

By Hanne Bjerknes
Published Apr. 14, 2021 1:03 PM - Last modified Apr. 27, 2021 11:41 AM