Norwegian language courses - summer course in Norwegian
Intensive Norwegian Summer Course
Intensive Norwegian Summer Course
The Norwegian Summer Course is fun and challenging, and a good way to learn Norwegian while making new friends and learning about your host country. Every summer, we welcome up to 140 students from all over the world.
Course dates: Changes due to Covid-19
The course is organized by the NTNU’s Office of International Relations, and is open for exchange students at NTNU. The Covid-19 pandemic creates some uncertainty, but the Office remains hopeful, and believe, that the course will also be arranged in the summer of 2021. Due to the quarantine regulations in Norway the course will be organized in a hybrid format:
Last possible arrival in Norway: 29.7.2021
Start of virtual social programme: 30.7.
Latest possible start of the 10 day long mandatory quarantine: 30.7.
Start of lectures online: 02.08.
End of quarantine: 08.08.
Start of lectures on campus: 09.08.
Start of social programme face to face: 09.08
Start of regular lectures: 23.08.
Important: During the quarantine you must stay in a quarantine hotel near to the airport where you enter the country. For this reason, we recommend you to book a flight with direct connection to Trondheim (Værnes) via either Amsterdam, Copenhagen or Stockholm. In this way you make sure that you will stay during this period in Trondheim. If you arrive in Oslo, you will loose one day of the on-campus lectures due to travel from Oslo to Trondheim.
The language course
The language course consists of 70 hours of classes. Because of the intensive nature of the course, it is extremely important that you take part from the very beginning. It is not possible to work part-time during the course.
You will be divided into groups of approximately 17 students. We offer two levels: beginner and intermediate. Please read the course descriptions to find the right level for you:
- Requirements: No previous knowledge required
- Learning outcome: A2
- Requirements: A2
- Learning outcome: B1/B2
Due to the pandemic we have to adapt the social programme:
- Welcome and opening of the language course will be online
- During the quarantine we will offer you several virtual activities in order to get acquainted with your fellow students and we will do our best to prepare you for your stay in Trondheim.
- After the quarantine all activities will be done in smaller groups corresponding to the group members you meet during the lessons.
- All excursions and hiking trips are in or close to Trondheim to avoid bus transport.
The social programme is an integral part of the language course. Teambuilding in the context of your host country is our main goal, and our focus is on outdoor activities.
Some of the activities can be challenging physically and you will need appropriate clothing and equipment: good hiking shoes, a medium sized backpack, and warm comfortable clothes.
We will do our best to accommodate students with special needs/disabilities in the social programme. Please contact us for more information.
Important information about the Orientation Week
The NTNU Orientation Week for new international students in Trondheim is an integral part of the Summer Course. You will have the chance to take part in most of the activities; however, some may collide with your lectures. We will do our best to facilitate your participation in both.
Due to the reduced activities during the social programme, participation is for free. You will have to buy your own textbooks (NOK 200 – 750) and pay for accommodation. The language course as such is without any fee.
Erasmus students can apply at their home institution for additional support (prolongation of the Erasmus period abroad).
We would like to draw your attention to the fact that all of our processes are subject to the respective current regulations regarding the pandemic. The situation can change quickly. We hope, however, that the situation will continue to improve and that we will be able to accommodate all students of the summer course in the dormitory. However, we cannot give a guarantee at this point in time. Should the situation worsen, we will inform the applicants or update our website. It is also planned to invite all admitted students in the beginning of June to a Zoom meeting where more detailed information will be given.
A room at the student village will cost about NOK 4000 for one month. In most cases you will be able to keep the same room for the rest of your stay at NTNU. The contract for the room will start in the beginning of July.
The accommodation will be at your disposal after the quarantine period. You will have full-board accommodation at the hotel during the quarantine - in other words, you do not need to worry about food.
More information about the quarantine hotel can be found here. The website is in the process of updating.
The application form is available here.
Please note that there is a limited number of places on the Summer Course. We can therefore not guarantee admission. Exchange students from partner institutions will be given priority. Academic disciplines and geographical distribution will also be taken into consideration.
International master’s degree students at NTNU are welcome to apply for the course, and will be considered if there are places left after the normal intake.
- Application deadline: 1 June
- Results of the selection round: 11 June
Other Norwegian courses at NTNU
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If you want to apply for one of the Norwegian for Foreigners courses taught during the autumn semester, the deadline is 1 June.
Please note that in most cases exchange students are offered only one Norwegian course per semester, due to a limited number of places. If you are offered a place for the Intensive Norwegian Summer Course, you will most likely not be offered a place in a language course in the autumn semester.
QuestionsQuestions concerning the summer course can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org
Disclaimer: The summer course can only take place if there are no COVID-19 measurements in place that prevent the organization of the summer course.