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.
The course is organized by the NTNU’s Office of International Relations, and is open for exchange students at NTNU.
Start of social programme: 28.07.2023
Start of lectures: 31.07.2023
Start of regular lectures: 21.08.
The language course
The language course is a combination of intensive lessons with our experienced team of teachers and a more practice-oriented approach coordinated by our language assistants. Total course time is 70 hours divided between lessons and practice sessions. 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 20 students. We offer two levels: beginner and intermediate. Please read the course descriptions to find the right level for you:
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.
There are no registration fees or additional fees for the summer course, however you will need to buy your own textbooks (ca. NOK 250 – 800) and pay for accommodations during your stay.
Erasmus students can apply at their home institution for additional support (prolongation of the Erasmus period abroad).
We recommend students who stay only one semester in Trondheim to contact Voll Student Village and Stiftsstaden Student Village. Links to these can be found on this page.
Applications will open around April.
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: 9 June
- Results of the selection round: End of June
Other Norwegian courses at NTNU
Try NOW! Introductory lessons developed by NTNU staff for students heading to Trondheim.
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.