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A Tour of My Favourite Study Locations in Oslo

Exploring different areas is a great way to discover more of Oslo – making your study sessions part of a larger adventure

Full Name: Asude Levent
Home Country: Turkey
Bachelor’s degree and previous university: BA Psychology at University of Pecs
Current study programme: MSc in Leadership and Organizational Psychology

We all know that studying in your room can feel isolating at times, and studies even show that creativity may be stifled in spaces with low ceilings. My number one place to go whenever I want to spice it up is BI’s Library because of its convenience and ambiance. But there is so much to discover in Oslo. 

So why not switch things up and explore different study areas in Oslo to spark new thoughts and encourage creativity? Plus, it's a fantastic opportunity to connect with others, find motivation, and enjoy the beautiful city. 

Oslo offers a rich variety of public study locations that are well kept with beautiful views and conveniently located near public transport. In addition, there is usually always something to do or see right nearby, so whether it’s before or after or in the middle of your study session, you can have a little adventure in the city - and the studying can just be a part of a greater period of discovery of the beautiful city.

Here are my favourite study spots in Oslo:


First up, we have the National Library. With ample space and a calm atmosphere, it's perfect for those who prefer silence when studying. Plus, there's a café where you can grab food and coffee to fuel your body and your brain. It's a win-win situation!

Deichman Libraries

Deichman Grünerløkka and Deichman Bjørvika are two fantastic libraries to consider based on your needs. The Deichman Grünerløkka offers a peaceful environment with long desks that you can use for group work. You can always get a coffee as well, but food options are limited. Deichman Bjørvika, on the other hand, is great for those who prefer some background noise and a more relaxed vibe. Here, you can get both food and coffee. And don't forget, there are several Deichman libraries scattered across the city, each with its own unique atmosphere!

Female student at the libary reading a book


A total creative hub! Kulturhuset is a vibrant cultural centre where you can study amidst art, music, and creative minds. With its lively atmosphere, it's a great spot to immerse yourself in Oslo's cultural scene while getting your study on. Just be prepared for some background noise – it's all part of the experience!

Göteborg: best for groupwork 

Göteborg is a gem I found recently, and it is just the perfect café to work on group projects or have a study session with friends. They offer a student discount, so you don't have to worry about breaking the bank! The spacious, beautifully designed interior makes it a delightful place to spend your time, and you'll undoubtedly feel motivated to hit the books.

Pust: Cozy Study Nook & Great Coffee 

Last but not least, Pust is a popular spot among students, and for a good reason. Though it might be a bit crowded, it's worth the wait to find a spot in this cozy café. Pust offers delicious coffee and a pleasant atmosphere, with just the right amount of white background noise for those who prefer it. It's the perfect place to settle in and focus on your studies.

Pust in Oslo

Each of these locations offers something unique, so give them all a try and see which one suits your study style the best. Plus, exploring these different areas is a great way to discover more about Oslo. Make your study sessions part of a larger adventure! 

Happy studying!