Now you can have a registration/admission interview to apply for a Norwegian course or Primary school for adults on internet.
Application to Grunnskole is at or via Oslo VO Servicesenter.
First: book an appointment by filling in this form. (Use Chrome!) Because of the corona virus, the actual interview is taking place on the Internet (WhatsApp). After you have booked the appointment, you will receive a confirmation via SMS, and a consultant from the Service Centre will call you. Then a consultant from the Service Centre will call you when you have the appointment.
This is a temporary arrangement due to the risk of corona infection.
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!
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).
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. Please remember to wear a face mask! 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.
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 place.
Read about the right to grunnskole here.