Norwegian Language Courses at UiB

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Learn Norwegian at UiB!

We offer a range of Norwegian language courses to

Contact us: studynorwegian@uib.no


Each semester approximately 600 UiB employees, partners, immigrants, refugees and international students are enrolled in one of our Norwegian language courses. We offer a total of 7 different courses on 4 different levels. You will find a complete overview here.


Application deadlines

Spring semester 2023

  • External applicants must apply in Søknadsweb before 15 October

  • International employees and partners of international employees must apply in Søknadsweb between 1 October and 1 December

  • International students may apply for Norwegian language courses in Studentweb from 12 December (NOR-INTRO, NOR-U1, NOR-U1/2) or 18 January (all other courses)

Course levels
Arts and Humanities Library, UiB

Our courses

With some exceptions, most of our courses are open for both international students and employees. We also offer a few courses to external applicants (immigrants and refugees).

Norwegian Language Courses
University Museum

Frequently Asked Questions

Here you will find answers to some of the most frequently asked questions related to the Norwegian Language Courses.

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Schedule for the Norwegian Language Courses

Spring Semester 2023

silver laptop computer with notepad, pen on ivory table

Placement test

If you have not completed a Norwegian language course at UiB previously, but would like to apply for a higher level course, you will have to complete a placement test.

NOR-INTRO for exchange students
Sydneshaugen skole- where the classes take place

French chemistry student learning Norwegian at UiB

Lison Dubernet studies at the National Graduate School of Chemistry of Montpellier and is one of many UiB Norwegian course alumni.

Tips from former students to new students

  • Start revising from day one
  • Practise outside of class
  • Engage in conversations with Norwegians
  • Invest time to learn