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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 curricula for Norwegian language and Society for adults.

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!
Registration is at or via Oslo VO Servicesenter. 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. 

Opening hours, Oslo VO Servicesenter
Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays are reserved for applicants with an appointment. 
Drop-in (without appointment) at the Service Center: Mondays 12-18.
Without an appointment, you have to expect some waiting time. 

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
Oslo Voksenopplæring is approved as provider of this tuition for those who must meet the requirements for lessons in Norwegian language and Society when applying for a permanent residence permit.
(Please note: for other requirements, see utlendingsloven /utlendingsforskriften at