Marine Insurance and Risk Management; and Maritime Law Education at Scandinavian Institute of Maritime Law


Founded in 1811, the University of Oslo (UiO), is the oldest and leading institution of research and higher education in Norway. Located in Oslo, the offers a world-class research and learning experience. With eight faculties, the number of graduates per year is approximately 4 500, of which 400 are doctorates. Though the official language is Norwegian, teaching is also provided. More than 40 Master’s Degree programs taught entirely in English along with more than 1200.

According to the Academic Ranking of World Universities 2009 (Shanghai Jiao Tong), the University of Oslo is ranked as No. 1 in Norway; No. 3 in Scandinavia; No. 18 in Europe; and No. 65 in the World. Three Nobel Prize winners indicate the quality of the research at the University.

The Faculty of Law in Oslo educates about 75% of all new legal candidates in Norway, and is the work- and studyplace for about 270 employees and 4 300 students. The faculty is divided into six Departments/Centers and is situated in the classical University buildings in the centre of Oslo. Established in 1963, Scandinavian Institute of Maritime Law is divided in two departments: Department of Maritime Law, and Department of Petroleum and Energy law. The Institute has an international profile, with students, staff and associates from all over the world and offers three different student programs in English.

Academic Programs

Masters Programs

  • Master of Laws in Maritime Law (1.5 years, Full-time): The aim of the program is to provide thorough knowledge of the rules and framework of international commercial affairs related to shipping. All subjects are approached with an international perspective, although the program takes as its starting point the international rules seen from a Norwegian (Scandinavian) perspective. The LLM also aims to develop the student’s ability to see the practical effects and make comparative analyses of different sets of regulations within the complex field of maritime commercial activity.
  • MA in Marine Insurance and Risk Management (3 years, Part-time): The RMMI program was initiated by Cefor – The Nordic Association of Marine Insurers, to cater for the steady increase in demand in the shipping industry for advanced education within marine insurance. The program is supported and further developed in co-operation with Cefor and the Norwegian Shipowners’ Association. The Master of Arts program is an interdisciplinary continuing education program. The courses are delivered by four educational institutions in the Scandinavian countries; the University of Oslo (UiO), the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), the University of Gothenburg (UiG) and Copenhagen Business School (CBS).
  • Entry Requirements: Applicants must have completed a bachelor’s degree of at least three-year duration. Under certain circumstances, other higher educational qualifications may be considered sufficient. The applicant needs a minimum average level of C or equal from previous education at university level to qualify for the program. It is highly recommended for applicants to have included law and/or shipping-related topics in their range of subjects. Topics that would strengthen your application would include, for example, nautical science, shipping and logistics, economics and insurance law. Relevant educational backgrounds for applicants to the program are: LL.B or LL.M or equivalent; Bachelor’s degree specializing in nautical studies, or logistics, or finance, or insurance or engineering. IELTS Score of minimum 6.0.

UiO Scholarships

  • The Quota Scheme
  • Scholarships for students on exchange programs
  • EEA Financial Mechanisms program
  • The Macedonia - Norway Scholarship Program
  • Other scholarships (public or private institutions)

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