Norwegian For Foreigners

– Levels 1-4 and Short Course

Level requirements

Not all applicants can apply for every level, and different conditions apply. For more information about course content, course requirements and timetables etc. contact the Department of Language and Literature.

Level 1
Level 1 is only available for applicants with NTNU affiliation with a duration of stay for no less than 2 semesters.

Short course
The short course is for NTNU academic staff on a stay of at least 6 months, spouses of academic staff, PhD. students, as well as international master's and exchange students on a stay of at least 3 months. The short course (7,5 credits) is an alternative to the Level 1 course (15 credits) , and thus rules out admission to Level 1.

Level 2
Applicants who apply for level 2 must have passed one of the following: Level 1 at NTNU, the former Norskprøve 2 (written and oral test) from Folkeuniversitetet, or Norwegian language test (Norskprøven) at VOX. For Norskprøven you have to obtain a final result of B1 on the written test, and A2 on the listening, reading and oral tests to qualify for level 2 at NTNU.

Level 3
Applicants for level 3, who have not taken Level 2 at NTNU, have to take a placement test in order to qualify. The placement test is for internal use only, and is used to evaluate the level of proficiency in Norwegian to see if the applicant qualifies for this level. The results of the test will be announced along with the admission results.

The placement test is arranged 17 June 2015. Applicants who have to sit for the test, will receive an email 1 week beforehand with further information on how to register. Please note that you cannot qualify for Level 2 by taking the test for Level 3.

Level 4 
Applicants for level 4 must have passed level 3 or equivalent, and are ranked by their level 3 results.