Counselling/guidance at Oslo Adult Education Service Centre (Oslo VO Servicesenter)

 Oslo Adult Education provides:

  • Guidance and advice about Upper Secondary (videregående opplæring) for adults
  • Information about recommended language proficiency level (B1) at Upper Secondary school for adults
  • Guidance about the procedure of assessment of formal/non-formal competence in vocational and academic subjects
  • Help with filling in application form for Primary and Lower Secondary Education (grunnskole) or for Upper Secondary Education within Oslo Adult Education
  • General enquiries about Norwegian higher education

If you would like to discuss your study options, the entry requirements or the admission process, please contact one of our counsellors at Oslo Adult Education Service Centre. You do not need to make an appointment in advance.

Oslo VO strongly recommends that you have a talk with one of our counsellors before applying for Upper Secondary School (incl. application for assessment of real competence).

Drop-in counselling, reular opening hours:
Monday 12-18, Tuesday-Wednesday-Thursday: 10-15

Appointment: If you have a complicated question, such as assessment of your real competence (realkompetansevurdering, RKV), you can get an appointment  for counselling in advance. This service has closed for the summer, and opens in August. 

You can also contact our call centre on 23 47 00 00 or send an e-mail to

Before visiting a counsellor, we encourage you to read relevant information you can find in the list below:


Recognition of foreign education

Samordna opptak

Entrance requirements to Norwegian institutions of higher education

Upper Secondary Education, general studies, courses and vocational training, rights for adults

Upper Secondary Education and training 

General studies courses and vocational training 

Study in Norway

Studies in Norway


Student loans and grants


Information about rules for work and residence in Norway

Council of Europe

Language proficiency levels, CEFR

Foreign Labour:
Servicesenter for utenlandske arbeidstakere,