Norwegian for Foreigners

Norwegian for Foreigners

The Norwegian for Foreigners courses consist of:

Level 1: Beginners' course, Level 2: Intermediate course, Level 3: Advanced course, Level 4: Proficiency course and Short course (basic) at Campus Trondheim. I addition we offer some online courses. More information about the courses.

The courses start in January (Spring) and August (Autumn).  Each course lasts one semester. Attendance is compulsory for the first lecture.

Course start, spring semester 2022:

Levels 1-3: week 3

Level 4  and short courses: week 4

Important deadlines

Important deadlines

Autumn semester


Spring semester

Courses and timetables



Contact information

Contact information

Questions regarding application and admission:

Questions regarding courses:

Norkkurs forside engelsk toggler

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It is important to follow these steps in the correct order

1. Accept the offer in the application portal. Søknadsweb

Information will be given to you in the email from the Admissions office.

2. Pay the semester fee / Recieve the semester card

All the students have to pay a semester fee before 15 September (Autumn) or 1 February (Spring).

3. Find a timetable/group and sign up

Sign up for one of the courses in StudentWeb. Remember to register both for classes and for exams (and to save between the two registrations). You can now use Blackboard (NTNU`s e-learning system).

Sign up deadlines:

  • 15 September (Autumn)
  • 1 February (Spring

4. Follow the "New Student Guide" to get your student card, student ID, and to get better aquainted with NTNU.


In order to be granted a permanent residence permit, you must normally complete tuition in the Norwegian language and social studies and pass tests. Please check which rules apply to you on UDI’s website 

Our Norwegian courses do not qualify for exemption from the social studies tuition for permanent residence permit applications. Please contact your municipality if you believe you qualify for an exemption.

Exemption from the social studies tuition can be granted for some applicants. Please check UDI’s website  for details about the requirements in your specific situation.

CALST - The Computer-Assisted Listening and Speaking Tutor

CALST. Logo. Do you speak a foreign language in addition to Norwegian? Or maybe you teach foreign students Norwegian? If yes, I guess you probably know how difficult it can be to learn how to pronounce words correctly. The computer programme CALST may be of great help to those learning Norwegian.


NoW - Norwegian on the Web 


Logo NoW

The NoW course is a Norwegian Course for beginners. Level A2/B1 in the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR). 



Logo. Now 2 The Now2-course is based on NoW and equivalent to Level 2 in our regular Norwegian courses. Level B1/B2 in the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR). 


NOW - other versions

NTNU has collaborated with other educational institutions in order to create tailor-made versions of NoW. These may be used free of charge.

Learn Now LearnNoW - in collaboration with VOX (Norwegian Agency for Lifelong Learning) - an agency of the Ministry of Education and Research.

Logo NoWiNNoWiN - in collaboration with Narvik University College (HiN).



Futurelearn - LearnNow as a MOOC (Massive Open Online Course).


Stein på stein

Her på berget

Ord (Words)

Norsk på 1-2-3

Praktisk norsk

Norsk grammatikk (Norwegian Grammar)

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