Course content - Norwegian for Foreigners
Courses Campus Trondheim
- Level 1: Beginners' course
- Level 2: Intermediate course
- Level 3: Advanced course
- Level 4: Proficiency course
- Short courses (corresponds to half of Level 1).
The Level 1-3 Courses consist of 78 hours of classroom teaching in total, 6 hours per week for a duration of 13 weeks. The Level 4 course has a total of 60 hours. The Short Course corresponds to half of Level 1 and consist of 30 hours of classroom teaching. Passed Short Course exam does not qualify you for a Level 2 Course.
Level 3 constitutes a part of the matriculation requirements for regular studies at Norwegian universities. The Level 1-4 Courses each give 15 credits, and the Short Course gives 7,5 credits. Exchange students who are staying in Norway for one semester, are only allowed to apply for the Short Course, and not for Level 1.
Each course lasts one semester.
To pass the courses, a minimum of 80% attendance is required, in addition to several items of written coursework. Attendance is compulsory for the first lecture.
Online courses for applicants Campus Ålesund / Gjøvik
Each course level counts for 15 study credits (short courses 7,5). As part of a degree at NTNU, level 4 counts for 15 study credits, and levels 3 and 4 combined count for 30 study credits. A level 3 course on its own as well as a level 1 and 2 course do not count as part of a degree at NTNU. These courses are not eligible for funding by the State Educational Loan Fund.
Course fee for academic staff
Academic staff (including PdD-candidates, postdoctoral fellows) with a duration of stay of minimum 1 year are guaranteed a place provided their Faculty/Department covers the course fee. The Course Fee is NOK 4000 per Level, and NOK 2000 for the Short course.
Groups and timetables
Groups and timetables
The students sign up for the courses themselves.
Note that there are a limited amount of places in each group. It is only possible to sign up for one group and only possible to sign up once.
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