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.

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. 

Opening hours
Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays
are reserved for applicants with an appointment.  
Drop-in: From August 2020, applicants without an appointment can come to apply for Norwegian courses or for Primary school on Mondays (12-18). 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!

Documentation
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. 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. 

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 place.  

Read about the right to grunnskole  here.