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Norwegian Language and Culture programme Level 1 and 2 for refugees fleeing the war in Ukraine, HNO111 og HNO112

This is a 1-year course in Norwegian Language and Culture that aims to give Norwegian language proficiency to refugees fleeing the war in Ukraine

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Facts
Duration

1 year/ 2 semesters (with possibility for supplementary course)

ECTS credits

60 ECTS

Number of study places

25

Study start

August 2022

Language of instruction

Norwegian

Illustrasjonsfoto nordisk bachelor, student med SMS-teksting

Norwegian Language and Culture programme Levels 1 and 2 is a 1-year programme that is meant for students fleeing the war in Ukraine who plan to take higher education in Norway. You can continue to level 2 (B1) when you pass the exam for level 1 (A1 and A2).

Upon completion of levels 1 and 2, students can apply to the Norwegian language and culture programme, level 3 and 4. Students who pass level 3 meet the Norwegian language requirement demanded by the Norwegian Universities and Colleges Admission Service (NUCAS) to be admitted to Norwegian universities and colleges.

Provided that the dispensation from the admission requirements for Ukrainian refugees fleeing the war in Ukraine is extended to the academic year 2023, and upon successful completion of this course, students may be able to apply for master's studies taught in Norwegian at the University of Stavanger. Should the Norwegian Ministry of Education and Research make the decision and extend the dispensation for refugees to the academic year 2023, applying to bachelor's studies taught in Norwegian might also be possible.

The language of instruction is mainly Norwegian, but the English language can also be used for some explanations. Level 1 (A1 / A2) provides an introduction to the forms and structures of the Norwegian language, phonology and knowledge of society and culture. After completing level 2, the student must have knowledge of Norwegian phonology, grammar and vocabulary that corresponds to the B1 level according to The Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.

Learning outcomes

All study programmes at the UiS have a set of defined learning targets. Read more about the learning outcome for this study programme.

After having completed level 1 and 2, the student shall have acquired basic knowledge of Norwegian phonology, grammar and vocabulary.

The student shall have knowledge of the following topics:

  • Family and society
  • Education and working life
  • Holidays and celebrations
  • Climate, nature and geography
  • Cultural and leisure activities
  • Welfare state (health, school and work)
  • Housing and economy
  • Local and national industries

    After completing this course, students should be able to:
  • Read and understand different texts
  • Collect information from various texts
  • Participate in everyday conversations and conversations related to the curriculum
  • Take linguistic initiative and express your own opinions
  • Express yourself orally and in writing with a varied and functional vocabulary
  • Have a language structure that does not hinder communication
  • Make a statement that does not hinder communication
  • Be able to understand simple lectures in Norwegian and write short texts on topics from the syllabus and various everyday topics

    General Competence

    After completing this course, students should be able to:
  • Plan and carry out simple work tasks and projects in Norwegian
  • Describe subject matter in writing and orally.
  • Use Norwegian in everyday life and be able to position yourself in the local community
  • Have insight into relevant forms of tasks in higher education in Norway

Admission requirements and application process

Applicants must have completed secondary education. General English skills are recommended.

How to apply?

Send an email to opptak@uis.no. Write in your email that you would like to apply to the Norwegian Language and Culture programme Level 1 and 2 for refugees fleeing the war in Ukraine and attach the required documents to your email.

Documentation requirements

The following documents must be attached to your email

  • Final diploma from higher secondary education
  • University diploma and transcript of records (if applicable)
  • Proof of English language proficiency (if you have it)
  • Passport
  • Proof of refugee status in Norway

Ranking of applicants

Applicants will be ranked according to the following criteria:

  1. Refugees fleeing the war in Ukraine residing in Norway without any higher education beyond basic academic requirements.
  2. Refugees fleeing the war in Ukraine residing in Norway without academic education equivalent to a Master's degree in Norway.
  3. Refugees fleeing the war in Ukraine residing in Norway with higher education equivalent to a Master's degree in Norway.
  4. Other applicants (This concerns refugees fleeing the war in Ukraine residing in Norway).

Deadline

1 of August is the deadline

Contact

For questions about admission, please contact opptak@uis.no

Do you have any questions about the program?

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Faculty of Arts and Education

Department of Cultural Studies and Languages
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Faculty of Arts and Education

Department of Cultural Studies and Languages