University of Oviedo

Enjoy one semester in Northern Spain at the University of Oviedo. Explore landscapes and UNESCO sites while studying in an international environment.

Information about the university

Oviedo is located in the principality of Asturias in Northern Spain. The university is one of the oldest in Spain and has 7 campuses in three cities (Oviedo, Gijón and Mieres) where the 17 faculties are divided according to research and teaching specialization. It welcomes every year about 800 international students.

UiS has an Erasmus agreement with the University of Oviedo within Engineering and Technology

Language of instruction

English and Spanish

Language requirements

English and/or Spanish proficiency recommended at minimum B1 level (read intermediate = 3 in English from “vgs” for Norwegian students). Please refer to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages for further information.

Students who do not meet the language requirements will be offered online language courses prior the exchange period.

GPA requirements

No GPA requirements

Total number of exchange places

2 for students of MA in “Teknisk Samfunnssikkerhet” 

Tuition fee

Student doing exchange within Erasmus+ are exempted from tuition fees


Erasmus+-grant in combination with loan and grant from Lånekassen for eligible students.

Academic year

Autumn semester: mid-September - January

Spring semester: Late January – End of May

Academic calendar

If the exchange semester ends later than the following semester starts at UiS, the institute / faculty (in collaboration with the partner institution) can assist you so you will not be delayed in your studies.

There are various possibilities for facilitation: You might take courses that do not require you to be present during the examination period, you might be exempted from compulsory teaching at UiS or you might get an extended deadline for submission of bachelor's and master's theses. Contact your study coordinator at the department for more information.

How to find subjects

Course overview

Most courses are in Spanish.

Technical Risk Management students are advised to find courses from Department of Geology.

Credits abroad

30 ECTS = 30 studiepoeng



Norwegian students do not need to apply for visa when travelling to Europe. Students who do not hold Norwegian citizenship must check themselves if they need to apply for Visa.

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