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Norwegian Society courses

Please note: New rules for the number of lessons in Norwegian Society will apply for some immigrant groups from 2022. The groups the new rules apply to must take 75 hours in Norwegian Society. The information below, including prices, therefore does not apply to all immigrants. More detailes will be published here soon. 
New curriculum also applies from 2022.

In the meantime: See integreringsloven and forskrift til integreringsloven at

The Norwegian Society course is for immigrants under the Introduction Act and the Integration Act.
The course is held in several languages. 

The course variety of 50 lessons consisted until 2022 of seven subjects, in accordance with the National curriculum for Norwegian language and society for adult immigrants:

1. New immigrant in Norway

2. History, geography and way of life

3. Children and family

4. Health

5. Education and learning

6. Working life

7. Democracy and welfare society

The course is free of charge for those who have a valid right to free Norwegian language and society courses.


Provisions and prices in Oslo VO

Courses: in Oslo VO, the 50 lessons courses are held in school holidays (summer, autumn and winter), with 25 lessons per week. In addition to this, Oslo VO offers evening courses in some languages throughout the year.

Please note that the prices for courses and tests may change at short notice. 
Courses: For those who only have a duty, not a right to free tuition, the prices  for 50 lessons in 2021 were:

Daytime: NOK 3800,-
Evening: NOK 4250,-

Tests: The Norwegian Society test fee in 2021 was  NOK 990.

Registration: An overview of the different courses, and registration for courses and tests are found at

Please note that applicants must register in person at Oslo VO Servicesenter prior to registration for a specific course at "Kurstorget".

If you have questions about the Society course in Oslo, you can call us at 22 19 70 90, or send an e-mail to