Paid Norwegian courses

Oslo Adult Education (Oslo Voksenopplæring) also provides courses in Norwegian Language and in Norwegian Society for paying participants. Residents of other municipalities than Oslo are also welcome to buy courses in Oslo Adult Education.
There are courses both daytime and evening, at different levels and at different locations in Oslo. Daytime courses are held three to five days/week.  Evening courses are normally held twice a week.
The courses are based on the National curriculum for Norwegian language and Society for adults, Læreplan i norsk og samfunnskunnskap for voksne innvandrere (2012).

You buy a certain amount of lessons by signing a contract with the school. How much you pay for a period of for instance five weeks depends on the number of lessons per week, the track and whether you have daytime or evening classes.
You can find an overview of our prices and course periods in the "box" on this page. More information at Oslo VO Servicesenter.

How to register
Book an appointment for registration/admission interview!
Fill in this  form to fix an appointment. (Use Chrome!) The Oslo VO Service Centre will confirm the appointment in a sms. Most admission interviews are on phone/WhatsApp due to infection control rules.

Opening hours
Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays are reserved for applicants with an appointment. 
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! 

Our opening hours are in general subject to change, and changes will be announced on our front page.
Our visiting address is Karoline Kristiansens vei 8, Fyrstikktorget, Helsfyr.


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

Permanent residency/citizenship
In case you have a duty, by the Introduction Act to undergo 300 hours of tuition before applying for a permanent residency or a citizenship, the courses at Oslo Voksenopplæring are approved for this.
(Please note: additional requirements for some groups for permanent residency and for most applicants for a citizenship from 2017.)