Examinations - credits - Norwegian for foreigners
The examination Levels 1-4 consists of a written and an oral part. Separate grades are given for the written and the oral exam. In the combined grade the written exam counts 2/3 while the oral exam counts 1/3.
Both the written and the oral exam need to be passed in order to pass the exam. The written exam covers dictation, grammar and free writing. Dictionaries are not allowed.
The Short Course examination consists of a written exam only.
Further information regarding exams can be found on Innsida. The Norwegian courses follow the same rules and regulations as NTNU in general.
Exam Dates Autumn 2022:
- Short courses: 16 November
- Level 1: 28 November
- Level 2: 29 November
- Level 3: 30 November
- Level 4: 30 November
All exams for courses will be held on campus.
Exams - Frequently asked questions
Exams - Frequently asked questions
All students who have examination collision get the opportunity to sit for a postponed examination.
Please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org You should include your student number, and a proof of your exam collision, i.e. screen shot from Studentweb.
Please observe that your application is only accepted in case of examination collision, teaching obligation, or illness.
- 15 November for the examination session in December.
- 15 April for the examination session in May.
If you did not pass an examination, or want to improve your grade, you can apply for a re-sit. Contact us at email@example.com
- 15 January (Spring)
- 01 September (Autumn)
You do not need to pay for the examination, but you have to pay the semester fee even if you do not have the right to attend classes and to participate to the course.
Please note that students at NTNU are not allowed to re-sit an exam more than twice. The faculty can grant a fourth attempt. If you can document any special needs, the faculty can grant a fifth and final exam attempt. The number of resits counts towards the course code, not the study admission.
If you are registered for an examination and you do not withdrawn the examination registration by the deadline decided by the Director of the Student and Academic Division (14 days before the examination date), this is regarded as one attempt. The highest grade obtained is the one that counts.
Please be aware that approved examination's requirements are valid for 4 semesters after approval date. After these 4 semesters you must re-take the course and cannot re-sit the examinations.
When the grade for a course is based on two or more assessments or tests, all of these have to be re-taken. See also: Examination Regulations at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) (pdf)
Cancel your exam registration:
14 days before the examination date. You'll find the exact date in Studentweb
In Norway all students who wish to take exams in higher education at a public school, are required by law to pay a semester fee.
It is not to be confused with a tuition fee, as public higher education is free, the money does not end up at the educational institution. Rather it goes to the organization in charge of maintaining student welfare (Studentsamskipnad). In Trondheim the Studentsamskipnad is called SiT. See for more information https://www.sit.no/en
The examination consists of a written and an oral part. Separate grades are given for the written and the oral exam. In the combined grade the written exam counts 2/3 while the oral exam counts 1/3.
Both the written and the oral exam need to be passed in the same semester in order to pass the exam.
It is not possible to sit for an examination without attending classes. The classes and the examination should be seen as a whole. Admittance to the examination is denied if students do not attend at least 80% of the classes.
If you wish to have a certificate of your Norwegian, you could sit for the following national examinations:
- Den nye norskprøven
- Test i norsk på høyere nivå ("Bergenstesten")
Please contact the Folkeuniversitet for more information.