Study Abroad at MF in Oslo, Norway

Four PLU students will join the campus of MF Norwegian School of Theology, Religion and Society in Oslo, Norway during the 19-20 academic year. Offering courses in theology, religion, and social sciences, MF educates future scholars, teachers, ministers, and those with a passion for learning more about religion and its role in society.

With a student body of 1,100 students, MF provides a close-knit community, support, and engagement for its students, most of whom hail from Norway and the European Union. Instruction is in English.


Religion and Social Sciences. Students take courses at MF Norwegian School of Theology with Norwegian students to earn up to 16 credits. All courses are taught in English by MF professors.


Students choose 3 courses at MF to earn 16 PLU credits. All the courses are taught in English and are taken with Norwegian and other international students.

The program also includes  an orientation in the fall that offers incoming international students the opportunity to have a Norwegian “buddy” to help them adjust to life at MF. 

Link to MF Theory, Religion, and Society page. Click on “Programme structure” for links to syllabi.

MF to PLU Course Equivalency Guide
Updated 12-10-2018

Residence Hall

You will live in student housing in the city where you will meet Norwegian and other international students. You will have a single bedroom with your own bathroom and shower, and a shared kitchen through the local student housing authority, Sio. You will have the freedom to cook using local ingredients and occasionally explore the local restaurants. To pay for housing and food, you will be given the Erasmus+ grant money.

Program Fee

Program Fee: $15,000


  • Education fees
  • Round-trip airfare
  • Visa fees
  • Study abroad insurance

Erasmus grant includes about $7,000 upon arrival for food and housing

This is an Approved program. Student financial aid will be applied up to the cost of the program only.

Not included:

  • Possible travel to domestic visa processing center
  • Books/supplies
  • Personal excursions
  • Miscellaneous expenses

Scandinavian Cultural Center Endowed Awards

SCC Endowed Awards are available to all full-time PLU students.

External Scholarships

For more outside scholarship opportunities, please visit our Funding webpage.

Contact Us

Suzanne Crawford O’Brien
Professor of Religion and Culture

Brynn Smith
Study Away Advisor & Semester Program Liaison


Sophomore, junior, or senior standing. Students must have a minimum 2.7 or higher G.P.A. (3.0 preferred). Must be a student in good standing. No previous Norwegian language required. All courses are taught in English.

Application Deadline

Fall & Spring applications are due March 15

A $50 non-refundable fee is due with the application. A $300 non-refundable program payment to confirm participation is required within 10 days of acceptance.

NOTE: Each academic year the current application is made available during International Education Week in November.

Application Components

  • Online application
  • Short essays
  • 2 recommendation forms (1 faculty, 1 professional)
  • Application fee