The University of Oslo: Blindern Campus Guide


The University of Oslo: Blindern Campus Guide

Hi, this is Jonas from OsloPro! In this video I’m going to show you Oslo University campus, also known as Blindern. I’m standing now at the center of Blindern, which is called the Frederikke Place. And, that’s a statue, that’s a fountain, that’s the math building, and there is the university library. That’s a facility building which houses stuff like a book store, where you can get all of your curriculum, or you can buy expensive merchandise like a t-shirt or a cup with the university logo on. And there is also a pharmacy and a medical center where you can get stuff like free condoms, or if you don’t care about that you can also have a drop-in STD check. They will also take care of your medical bills if you fill out the right forms. And, that is the main facility building of Blindern. It is called Frederikke, and it houses On the left side there is a pub, and there is a chapel, church kind of a thing. And there’s a café, and inside there is also a career center! A bakery! A hamburger joint! A gym! And this is the main canteen, where you apparently can’t film, but you can eat. And you can normally choose between like an el-cheapo dish, and a vegetarian dish, and a halal dish, and a kind of a luxurious dish. There’s also a hair dresser, and a small grocery shop which will take care of all of your beer needs. This is the main university library. Inside there is a café, a canteen, 3.6 million books, and there are study rooms for mostly anybody. And these are the desks inside of the university library. It’s quite nice, but a little too nice for my taste actually. Your eye starts to wander, if you know what I mean. This is the physics building, one of the oldest buildings on Blindern. And of course, physicists, they love pendulums. And this one right here is supposed to prove that the earth orbits the sun, and not the other way around. Now I’m at the top floor of the physics building. And I was gonna show you the magnificent view from the balcony, but it is locked. Anyway, from here you can see downtown Oslo to the left, the Oslo Fjord straight ahead, and the Holmenkollen area to the right. And also straight down is the Vigelands park. And a fun fact is that the physics building is build in-line with the Monolith at the center of Vigelandsparken. There’s also a really cool.. study room in the tower of the physics building. But unfortunately now there is an exam going on, so we can’t go in. Maybe we can sneak a peek. This is Villa Eika, the student parliament. The student representatives have their offices here. And what does the student representatives do? Nobody knows! But, I’ve been to a few parties here, and I think that’s what they do. When you get tired of the pasta stuff you get at the university canteens I have a great tip for you. Head over to this Turkish bakery. This is actually what kept me alive for the last few years at the university. It is really nice, and they have böreks, samosas, chicken, meatballs. And lots more, and it’s really cheap. At the north of Blindern, you can find Domus Athletica. Outside of here, there is a tennis court and a football field. There’s also an indoor football field. And an Olympic sized swimming pool. And most importantly, a very good weight lifting gym. You can have all of this for 169 NOK per month, if you are a student. And that also gives you the right to use four other gyms in Oslo, including the one down at Blindern. If you are very keen on going to the gym, you can of course get an apartment at the Vestgrensa student housing. This is the Department of Informatics, where I got my master’s degree. An that red brick building right there, is the informatics pub which is called Escape. What an original name. Art outside of the informatics building. Looks like something that came out of Matlab. Don’t ask. If you really enjoy campus life, you could get a room here, at Blindern Student Home. This is an American style dormitory where you would most likely have to share a room with somebody, but they provide you with food. It is on campus, and the Frederikkeplassen, the main square of Blindern is right over there. I’ve been to a few parties in here, and somewhere inside of here is a really cool lounge. The kind with stuffed animal heads sticking out of the walls, and leather furniture. I this probably that’s the closest thing to a fraternity you can experience in Norway. This concrete slab right here is the Norwegian student society. It isn’t really on Blindern, it’s a ten minutes walk down towards Majorstuen, and it’s called Chateau Neuf. Of course, that being French, meaning “the new castle”. Oh, it doesn’t stop there, because it’s a pun actually. The mascot of the Norwegian student society is His Majesty the Pig. And neuf is the sound that the pig makes, like oink. So that makes this, Chateau Oink. Ingenious, isn’t it? Well, that’s all I had in this episode of OsloPro. Thank you for watching, and remember to subscribe.

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45 thoughts on “The University of Oslo: Blindern Campus Guide”

  1. Waqas Muzaffar says:

    great for new comers!! 🙂

  2. Waqas Muzaffar says:

    If I want to use gym, will there be a trainer available at the gym??

  3. Grant Kim says:

    Hi Domus medica, how long far from there to walk

  4. Youtuber99 says:

    good job bruh

  5. eduard1215 says:

    I am thinking to go to Oslo Uni on exchange from Australia. Can you show me around? 🙂

  6. The Life of Me says:

    lol. I love your humor. 🙂

  7. Leonidas says:

    +Oslopro what's your opinion on job scope in Norway for international students after masters in Oslo university. Especially who don't know Norwegian.

  8. Nizar Talbi says:

    iam morrocan and i want to study in oslo university, can you help me please

  9. Emre says:

    Are you really serıous about free Condom ? 😀

  10. Erfan Khan says:

    hello brother. nice video . can you please tell me is it true norway government issue 6 months job search visa after doing masters degree ?? if yes then is it possible to get a job with in 6 months ??? please guide me i am planning to do masters from there but only this 6 months job search visa changes my mind ??

  11. 18iole says:

    Kjempe bra video! Thanks for sharing 🙂

  12. Nora Cylla M says:

    thinking about joining this university for a summer class mainly to learn the Norwegian language and culture. this has been very informative. Very much appreciated, thanks !

  13. Timeran says:

    My kind of place, love libraries


    i wanted to study in norway please help me
    email [email protected]

  15. Anwarul Arefin Asif says:

    Thanks for this informative video. However I want to know that How competitive is this to get a chance to do a MS in Informatics for international students ??

  16. Kingsley Ugochukwu says:

    would have been a bit nicer with sound track 😉

  17. Alexander wektton says:

    great video man. just a question do u have any idea how much is the costs of the university of oslo

  18. Brian Tibayan says:

    great video man! you mentioned spending $27,000. was this for your education or living expenses? isn't tuition free in norway?

  19. Jerin Raju says:

    please tell me something about Indian students in the university.

  20. Ali mohammed Al-Alami says:


  21. Jules Lit says:

    Studying in Oslo it self is completely paid by the government right?

  22. Matthew Nikholai says:

    Hi ! may I ask, do you know how much does it cost to stay at Blindern Dormitory?
    Also, how much does a typical student normally spends monthly at Oslo?

  23. Emmanuele Govoni says:

    Nice video man!

  24. shahid imam says:


  25. Billi Nugraha says:

    i love how he cracks a joke yet his face is very flat though

  26. ルナロバート says:

    hey man keep up the good videos. they are great. very funny and interesting. lots of good shots. show more cute college girls though heheh.

  27. stevebbuk says:

    Thanks for the upload Jonas. I'm glad I'm no longer a student though.

  28. yakovgolyadkin says:

    I'm literally eating a kebab from the Turkish bakery mentioned at 3:15 right now. Don't make the mistake I did and wait an entire semester before going there. Absolutely the best place to eat on or near campus.

  29. ルナロバート says:

    that campus looks lonely tho

  30. Charles Leblanc says:

    Is it possible to eat at thé canteen even if you’re not a student ?

  31. Utkarsh Diwakar says:

    Dude your every single video is so amazing i wonder why You don't have more than 500k subscribers ! Keep it up man .

  32. Walter Quick says:

    The ladys are Soooo!! GOOD LOOKING!! hows the vibe?

  33. Some times explore your Some times explore your says:

    Doing well keep going on! I’m nit

  34. Chad Hsiao says:

    haha you look so cute

  35. ABD KHALEK says:

    How minimum wages per hour in oslo? Infrom me kindly.

  36. shaeraj bin jaker says:

    Great video brother….I am from bangladesh and I want to study in the University as an international undergraduate….Can you please help??

  37. Ernest Kovach says:

    Very informative, through, and educationsl as well as comprehensive. Thank you.

  38. plutorama says:

    Tell us about your lifting routine. Your guns

  39. Big Boss says:

    The lessons are english ??

  40. Natalia Mojica says:

    Your videos are so fun to watch! This one in particular was very informative. Hoping to join Uio this fall!

  41. Nathan EverLast says:

    What do you Guys think about Wormhole Physics..
    Using Interacting Fields to manipulate the Fabric.. 2:13

  42. Kai Soerfjord says:

    CHECK OUT THE FACES OF CORRUPTION within the University of Oslo, state sponsored forgers of fake quotes, all proven by PhD thesis on the topic, and see how aggressive they become when unable to win a debate about it, and being confronted openly in the lecture hall –

  43. Postkarte für Pauline says:

    Thank you for this absolutely good and helpful information! very entertaining vlog. I wish this channel would have hit me this year before my stay in Oslo! hope you continue to film (did you stop?). I hope for more oslopro productions.

  44. pAbqais Mohamad says:

    Tusen takk

  45. Arprit kumar Pattnaik says:

    Brother I want to study MBA in Oslo University is it good

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