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How to register/apply for Norwegian Language Courses

Book an appointment at Oslo Voksenopplæring Servicesenter here.

Book an WhatsApp video appointment here.


Opening hours
Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays
are reserved for applicants with a pre-booked appointment.  
(without appointment) at Oslo Voksenopplæring Servicesenter on Mondays 12-18, you have to expect some waiting time. 

Oslo Voksenopplæring Servicesenter 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 schedules 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.