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Norwegian Language Course

Learn the basics of the Norwegian language while studying in Stavanger.

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The University of Stavanger (UiS) offers Norwegian language courses for beginners at a reduced rate to new international students enrolled at UiS.

Please note that the courses offered in the autumn semester 2022 are introductory courses which does not fulfil the requirements for courses in Norwegian language according to the Integration Act (LOV-2020-11-06-127) and Kompetanse Norge/HK-dir.

Information about the courses:

  • The courses are meant as an introduction to Norwegian for new international students and will be taught at A1 (beginner) level only.
  • The courses are subsidized by the International Office, but students must pay a fee of 1000 NOK, in addition to purchasing the required textbook(s) for the course. The regular price for this course is 5000 NOK, so you are getting a good deal! Please note that the course fee is non-refundable. It is not possible to get a refund after you have signed up for the course or if you decide to withdraw during the course.
  • The courses are held twice a week for 12 weeks and different schedule options are available.
  • Please be sure to check your timetable for the entire course period before signing up for the course. You are not allowed to change groups after you have signed up for or during the course.
  • The number of groups and places available will be determined closer to semester start. 
  • Students do not receive academic credits for this course. 
  • Students who attend minimum 40 of the 48 total hours, will receive a Certificate of completion at the end of the course.
  • More information, and access to the online registration system, will be given during semester start in August/January.

If you have any questions, please contact