How to register/apply for Norwegian Language Courses

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. 

Opening hours
Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays
are reserved for applicants with an appointment.  Please note that most admission interviews are on phone/net.
Drop-in: From August 2020, applicants without an appointment can come to apply for Norwegian courses or Primary school on Mondays (12-18). 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!

Documentation
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).

Admission interview.
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. 

Application deadline
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.