Norwegian for Foreigners

The courses Norwegian for Foreigners consists of:

  • Short courses (basic). Corresponds to half of Level 1.
  • Level 1 (beginners)
  • Level 2 (intermediate)
  • Level 3 (advanced)
  • Level 4 (proficiency course)

The courses start in January (Spring) and August (Autumn).  Each course lasts one semester.

What to do as a new student

Important things to do as a new Norwegian Course Student

Learn Norwegian online:


WaNorwegian on the Webnt to get a jump start on learning Norwegian? NoW is an Internet-based all-in-one beginner Norwegian course.

Learn NoW


You may also download CALST, The Computer-Assisted Listening and Speaking Tutor, for free!


You have to register for the exams at StudentWeb before 15. February (Spring Semester) and 15. September (Autumn Semester).

Application and Admission

Application deadline is 1. June for the Autumn Semester and 1. November for the Spring Semester.

The Language Library

Free online excercises and previous exam papers

Contact information

The Norwegian for Foreigners' Office will be closed in week 7.
Please contact us at
Dragvoll Campus, Building 10, Level 5.

Questions regarding Application and Admission:

Questions regarding Semester Fee/Semester Card, Examination Transcript:

Questions regarding Studweb/Søknadsweb: