Intensive Norwegian Summer Courses for Exchange Students
- Summer 2013
They are fun and challenging, and a way to make new friends and learn about a new culture: NTNU's intensive summer Norwegian courses are a great opportunity for exchange students who want to learn Norwegian.
We offer two different course periods:
- Course A: Thursday, 25.7.2013 – 17.8.2013
- Course B: Monday, 29.7.2013 – 17.8.2013
Both courses are organized by NTNU's Office of International Relations, and supported by the European Commission under the framework of the EILC programme. This means that you may only apply for EILC scholarships if you are a participant in the Erasmus programme. You should be able to obtain the necessary application forms from the international office at your university. To be registered as an EILC applicant we must receive the electronic application form (see below), plus the EILC application form from your home institution. As an EILC applicant both document has to be sent in before the deadline.
Students not applying for the EILC programme need only to send the print of the electronic application form.
We welcome 180 students from all over the world with majority from EU countries. Please note that we cannot guarantee a place in the language course due to the large number of applicants. You will be notified about the results approximately one week after the registration deadline.
The programmeThe language course is comprised of a total of 70 hours of training. You also work with your fellow students in self-study groups on different language tasks. Because of the high-speed progress it is extremely important that the participants take part from the very beginning. It is not possible to work part-time jobs during the course!
Difference between course A and B
Both courses have the same amount of teaching hours (70) and the lectures will start at the same day. But course A gives you more time to socialise with your future fellow students, to start the first weekend with an exciting hiking trip and other social activities. It might also be easier to get cheaper tickets when you can avoid weekend arrivals.
Our enthusiastic language team encourages you to participate in cultural and social events in Trondheim and our main focus is on out door activities. A small fee for the social programme enables you to learn more about your new study country.
We offer 9 different groups. Each group has a maximum of about 20 students. In general courses start at the beginners level. Two courses are reserved for students with some knowledge.
The Office of International Relations offers a social programme, which includes "get-to-know" Trondheim activities, various dinners/barbecues, weekend and day trips in the surroundings of Trondheim and, of course, a lot of fun. Some of the activities can be challenging physically and will definitely need appropriate clothing and equipment. The social programme is an integral part of the language course.
Course A: 700 NOK course fee and 800 NOK for the social programme. Total amount to pay: 1500 NOK
Course B: 700 NOK course fee and 750 NOK for the social programme. Total amount to pay: 1450 NOK
EILC students (EU language programme)
Course A : Course participation free - social programme fee: 800 NOK. Total amount to pay: 800 NOK
Course B : Course participation free - social programme fee: 750 NOK . Total amount to pay: 750 NOK
The course fee does cover text books (value of NOK 450 ).
The course has to be paid after arrival by bank transfer (no cash).
The Office of International Relations will arrange accommodation for you.
- Application Deadline: 1.6.2013
- Results of the selection round deadline: 14.6.2013
- Sending of the confirmation of participation deadline: 20.6.2013
- Online application form
For EILC students only: Please make sure that all necessary information has reached our office before the deadline (web registration plus official EILC application form)
Want to prepare for the language course?Try NOW! Introductory lessons developed by NTNU staff for students heading to Trondheim.
IMPORTANT: Students who will continue with their studies at NTNU can apply for advanced Norwegian language courses during the autumn semester. Students with a passes exam beginner course can apply for level 2 courses and students with a passed exam advanced course can apply for level 3 courses.
Application deadline for semester courses is 1.6.2013.
More information can be found here.
QuestionsQuestions concerning the summer course can be sent to Kristine Halvorsen.
Application opens 15.2.2012
Course offered by:
Office of International Relations / Department of Language and Communication Studies