First: book an appointment by filling in this form (Use Chrome!) Application is at or via Oslo VO Servicesenter. Because of the corona virus, most interviews take 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, due to the risk of corona infection.
Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays are reserved for applicants with an appointment. Please note that most admission interviews are on phone/net.
Drop-in: Applicants without an appointment can normally come to apply for Norwegian courses or Primary school on Mondays (12-18). Please note that the Drop-in may close at short notice due to infection risk, see front page.
Without an appointment, you have to expect some waiting time, and you may have to wait outdoors due to the rules for infection control. Please remember to wear a face mask!
The Service Centre needs the following documentation:
- your passport/registration card, or alternative documents which prove that your stay in Norway is legal
- an ID with photo
- DUF- or personal number
- If you have: documentation of test in Norwegian
Applicants to Oslo VO must have registered their Oslo address in The Population Register (Folkeregisteret).
When you apply for Norwegian courses or for grunnskole, you will first have an admission interview on phone/WhatsApp or at the Service Centre. You also sit for a placement test in Norwegian language. You get an appointment for this. The test will suggest a suitable start level.
You will receive a letter confirming your application. Later, you will receive a letter from your school with information about time shedules and when to start.
There are no application deadlines. New courses start 5-6 times a year. You should apply well in advance before you want to start on a course.
Have you taken a Norwegian language course at one of our schools earlier? If it is less than a year since you left the course, you can contact your school directly to sign up for a course.