Winter School in Empirical Research Methods

Practical info

As a GSERM participant you will be welcomed with a variety of academic and social activities to make the most of your time in Oslo. In the meantime, here you will find some practical information to help plan your journey and stay in Oslo.

Travel to Oslo

Oslo's main international airport Gardermoen is a short 25 minute train ride from the city center. Oslo has a very good public transport system and we recommend buying a 7-day pass for the duration of your course.


For your accommodation in Oslo we can highly recommend Frogner House Apartments. They offer fully furnished apartments and are very centrally located, providing easy access to BI. They also offer shared apartments with separate bedrooms. Read more.

For other accommodation options in Oslo, please check Airbnb or standard hotels in Oslo. 

Programme fee

For Master/PhD students:
CHF 1000 for a one week course and CHF 1900 for two courses over two weeks.

For Post-Doc/Professors/Institutional Partners:
CHF 1500 for a one week course and CHF 2400 for two courses over two weeks.

An Early Bird Discount of CHF 100 for one or two courses is available until 31 October 2018.

Additional course info

All participants must bring their own laptop. Free wi-fi is available at BI and at the accommodation booked through St. Gallen/BI. Software needed for the course is included in the course fee and will be available on the first day of the course.


BI has a state of the art library. For more information, please see

Daily networking lunch at BI

Each course day we will serve you a light lunch at BI, which will also give you the opportunity to network with participants and lecturers from other courses. The meal is included in your course fee. 


January is a winter month, with cold weather, snow and generally great skiing possibilities (down-hill as well as cross-country). Warm clothes are highly recommended. Temperatures vary from +5 to -15 degrees Celsius. Oslo during the wintertime is stunning – this is your chance to experience a real Winter Wonderland.


As a GSERM participant, you will receive a newsletter in mid-December with detailed information about your accommodation, tips on what to bring and where to meet on your first day.