The Service Centre

CORONA RULES AT OSLO VO SERVICE CENTRE

Due to the risk of infection, the Service Center wants as few as possible to drop-in on Mondays (12-18).
We ask you to book an appointment in advance:  appointment to apply for a Norwegian course or Primary school by phone / WhatsApp here, or career guidance by phone here. You may also call us on 23 47 00 00, or send us an e-mail (postmottak@ude.oslo.kommune.no, write "Oslo VO Servicesenter" and what the case is about in the subject field).
The drop-in on Mondays may close at short notice
Only those who already have an appointment there are allowed to enter when the drop-in is closed. 
When you visit Oslo VO Service Centre, you MUST wear a FACE MASK. You must also keep at least one meter away from others. Wash your hands with Antibac when you arrive and when you leave, preferably more often. If you are ill, you must stay at home.
You can read more at Oslo Kommune here  (in Norwegian) and here (in several languages).

APPLY FOR NORWEGIAN COURSE OR FOR PRIMARY SCHOOL?

Now you can have a registration/admission interview to apply for a Norwegian course or Primary school for adults on internet.
First: book an appointment by filling in this  form  (Use Chrome!) Most interviews are taking place on the Internet (WhatsApp). After you have booked the appointment, you will receive a confirmation via SMS, and a consultant from the Service Centre will call you. Then a consultant from the Service Centre will call you when you have the appointment.

We encourage you to book an appointment in advance. The Service Centre is normally open for drop-in Mondays from 12.00-18.00.  This may close at short notice. 
Please remember to wear a face mask when you visit the Centre!
Read more: Norwegian courses: Norwegian Language courses, How to register, Paid courses, Rules and regulations. 
Primary and Lower Secondary
 here.

UPPER SECONDARY SCHOOL & COUNSELLING/CAREER GUIDENCE

Fix an appointment at Karriere Oslo here for counselling on phone. Subjects for the counselling: general counselling about education and work, or information about «realkompetansevurdering» and «Fagbrev på jobb». Drop-in counselling (20 minutes) at the Service Centre is normally open  Mondays from 12.00-18.00. This may close at short notice! 
Please remember to wear a face mask when you visit the Centre!

Application: Have you decided which type of Upper Secondary you wish to apply for? Here you find the joint online application form for general pre-university studies, vocational studies and for assessment of prior formal and informal learning (Realkompetansevurdering). You need  a BankId or MinID to apply.
Application deadlines for general pre-university studies and vocational studies are 1 February (main) for autumn term, and 1 October (minor) for spring term.
Realkompetansevurdering, RKV": Read more HERE.

NORWEGIAN SOCIETY COURSES AND TESTS & CITIZENSHIP TEST

Registrations (in Norwegian) for courses and tests here.  More info in English here
Read more about Norwegian Society courses here, the social studies test here  and the citizenship test here.
Drop-in: Normally open Monday 12-18. Drop-in may close at short notice. 
Please remember to wear a face mask when you visit the Centre! 
Phone hours: Monday 09-14. Tuesday 10-14.  Wednesday & Thursday 09-14. Friday 09-12.

Corona virus and infection control: information from the National health authorities and the Municipality of Oslo.

Here you can find information about the Corona virus, rules and recommendations for the public from National and Municipal authorities. Please note that rules and recommendations can change often. Leaflets are not always updated as often.
Most pages have info in English.

Folkehelseinstituttet , Helsedirektoratet HelseNorge, 
Oslo kommune: general info, Oslo kommune: Leaflets in English, Polish, Arab, Somali, Spanish, Turkish, Urdu.  Helsedirektoratet:  Posters etc. in many languages about preventing infection.

Opening hours. (May change at short notice)

Please note: The Centre is closed Thursday 13th, Friday 14th, Monday 17th and Monday 24th May.

Reception
Monday: 12–18. 
Tuesday–Wednesday-Thursday-Friday: Closed for the time beeing

Switchboard
Monday 9-15
Tuesday 10-15
Wednesday & Thursday: 9–15
Friday: 9–12

Application for Norwegian Language courses and Primary/Lower Secondary School
Drop-in: normally Monday 12–18.
Visitors must use a face mask when visiting the Centre. 
Tuesday–Wednesday-Thursday: only with an appointment, mainly on phone.
Phone: Monday 9–15, Tuesday 10–15, Wednesday & Thursday 9–15, Friday 9–12

Counselling/career guidance and application for Upper Secondary School
Drop-in: Normally Monday 12–18.  Visitors must use a face mask when visiting the Centre.
Booked appointments: counselling by phone.
Phone: Monday 9–15, Tuesday 12–15, Wednesday 9–15, Thursday 9–15, Friday 9–12