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 and Level 4: Proficiency course and short courses (basic) which corresponds to half of Level 1. 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.

Start autumn semester 2020

  • Level 1, 2 and 3: Week 34 (from 17 August) 
  • Short courses an Level 4 Week 35 (from 24 August) 

The startup of the courses may be subject to change depending on how the COVID 19 situation progresses.

Application and admission

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

What to do as a new student

Important things to do as a new Norwegian Course Student

FAQ- Frequently asked questions

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You have to register for the exams at StudentWeb before 1 February (Spring Semester) and 15 September (Autumn Semester).

Contact information

Contact information

Please contact us by e-mail at:

Vi are situated at Dragvoll Campus, Building 5, Level 5.

Questions regarding application and admission:
Phone: (+47) 73 59 77 00

Questions regarding emailadress/Internet access: