Norwegian Language Courses at UiB
How to apply for Norwegian language courses

International students

International students can sign up or apply for Norwegian language courses in Studentweb.

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You may sign up/apply for a Norwegian language course in Studentweb if you are an exchange student or an international Master's student admitted to the University of Bergen.

Bachelor's students, one-year programme students and students on post studies do not meet the requirements and will not be admitted. PhD Candidates are considered employees and must apply in Søknadsweb.

If you are required to take a Norwegian language course by your home university, we ask that you let us know as soon as possible.

How to sign up




Please note that you may only be registered for one Norwegian language course per semester. Exception: NOR-NYN may be combined with NOR-U3 or NOR-U4.

Language entry requirement

There are no language entry requirements for NOR-INTRO, NOR-U1 or NOR-U1/2, but admission to our intermediate and higher level courses require that you have already passed a lower level. Alternatively, you may qualify through a placement test.

Waiting list


Students who are not offered admission to the course they have applied to, will automatically be placed on a waiting list. Those who get admitted off the waiting list will be notified by email (UiB address).


No waiting list. Students who are initially unable to sign up for a course, are encouraged to check Studentweb regularly throughout August.


If you are required to take a Norwegian language course by your home university, we ask that you let us know as soon as possible.


Our courses take place on campus. Make sure that you sign up for a course group that fits your schedule and that you have enough time between your courses to get from one to the other. You must also make sure that your exams don't conflict.

Switch groups

If you need to switch groups after you have registered/ been admitted, you must find another student who wants to switch with you. Once you have found someone to switch with, you can fill out this form.

Placement test

Applicants who have acquired knowledge of Norwegian outside of UiB, may sign up for a placement test. This is necessary for admission to NOR-U2, NOR-U3, NOR-U4 and NOR-NYN.

The placement test cannot replace exam results. The test is not graded, and we do not issue any certificate of the test. If you have taken any of our courses during the past two years, you may not take the placement test.

Please note that it is not possible to appeal the result of the placement test.

You may sign up for the placement test here.