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Application to Primary and Lower Secondary School for adults ("Grunnskole for voksne")

Now you can have a registration/admission interview to apply for a Norwegian course or Primary school for adults on internet, or at the Service Centre. 

Application to Grunnskole (and to Norwegian Language courses) are at or via Oslo VO Servicesenter.

First, you book an appointment for registration and admission interview:
Book an appointment at Oslo Voksenopplæring Servicesenter here.
Book a WhatsApp video appointment here.

If you only need information, but do not want to apply, you can contact us on telephone 23 47 00 00.

Opening hours
Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays
are reserved for applicants with an appointment.  
Drop-in:  Mondays 12-18.
Without an appointment, you have to expect some waiting time. 

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
  • social security number (fødselsnummer) or D-number
  • If you have: documentation of test in Norwegian

Applicants to Oslo VO must have registered their Oslo address in The National Population Register (Folkeregisteret).

Admission interview.
When you apply for grunnskole,  you will first have an admission interview on phone 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
You can apply for Grunnskole all year round. There is intake four to five times a year. Please note that there is currently a waiting period for a school place.  

Read about the right to grunnskole  here.