The Service Centre

Due to the corona virus, the Service Centre is still closed to those who do not have an appointment to come here. You can apply for Norwegian courses, Primary and Secondary School and counselling / career guidance via the internet and telephone. You need to book an appointment in advance from this website. See below for how to book appointments. Some are given appointments to come for tests or exams at the Service Centre, this is carried out in accordance with the rules for infection control. The switchboard has regular opening hours.

Norwegian Society courses go via the internet. During the course weeks 26 and 27 (22 June - 3 July), the department for Society courses and tests has telephone hours 09 - 14, tel. 22 19 70 90.

All services at the Service Centre are closed during summer holidays, week 28-29-30-31. We will open the premises again on August 3, 2020.

You can find  more information in different languages about the virus at Oslo Kommune here. See also information in English at Folkehelseinstituttet.

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!) Because of the corona virus, the actual interview is 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.

This is a temporary arrangement as long as the Centre is closed due to the risk of corona infection.

Most applicants also sit for a test. This is carried out in accordance with the rules for infection control. Please note that children are not allowed in the test rooms. 

Read more: Norwegian courses: Norwegian Language courses, How to register, Paid courses, Rules and regulations. Primary and Lower Secondary here.


Application to all Adult Education in Oslo VO is at Oslo VO Service Centre. Please note that the Adult Education Service Centre is CLOSED from March 13 due to the Corona virus.  However, you can book counselling and admission interview for Norwegian courses and "grunnskole" by internet/phone.

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». 

Temporarily closed: Drop-in counselling service at Oslo VO Service Centre/KarriereOslo: 

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  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.

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.




Oslo kommune: general info

Oslo kommune: Leaflets in English, Polish, Arab, Somali, Spanish, Turkish, Urdu

Helsedirektoratet. Plakater mm på mange språk om å forebygge smitte.  Posters etc. in many languages about preventing infection.

Please note:  The Adult Education Service Centre is closed from March 13th. Ordinary opening hours:

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

Monday: 12–18
Tuesday–Wednesday-Thursday: 10-15
Friday: 10–12

Application for Norwegian Language courses and Primary/Lower Secondary School
Monday: 12–18 (drop-in)
Tuesday–Wednesday-Thursday: 10–15 (with appointment)
Friday: 10-12 : information, but no application. Phone: 9-12.

Counselling, and application for Upper Secondary School
Monday: 12–18 (drop-in) (20 minutes)
Tuesday–Thursday: 10–15 (only with an appointment)
Friday: Phone 9–12