Fast track course in Norwegian for Refugees

Østfold University College is offering a short Norwegian language online course for newly arrived refugees.

Course facts

Credits (ECTS): 
The course is not credit-bearing
Start up:
Oct 12th 2022
Course coordinator:
Antonella Serrano




Course description

The fast-track Norwegian course is intended for participants who are preparing to enter a university or college in Norway. The course is aimed at students who have a good knowledge of English and the motivation and commitment to put in hours of self-study alongside regular course hours.

The course is designed for fast progress from the beginner level of A1 towards the advanced levels of B1 and possibly B2. B2-level complies with the formal requirements foreign students must meet to study at Norwegian universities.

For further information about the course content and learning outcomes, download the course plan here (pdf).

Absolute requirements

No previous knowledge of Norwegian is required. It is beneficial for the participant to have substantial knowledge in English (both written and spoken), as this will be the teaching language.

Digital courses

Start up for all participants is on the 12th of October. 

For an overview of all digital courses, download the semester schedule here (pdf)

Forms of teaching and learning

Participants will be offered a total of 160h of teaching over 20 active weeks, with 8 online lessons per week. In addition to that it is expected that course participants devote at least 10h a week to self-study: working with the provided resources and repetition of the course material. 


There are no exams in this course. Upon completing the course participants themselves should register for the Norwegian language test (Norskprøven) at the appropriate level in their place of residence. If they have not been assigned a place of residence, they should register at Trondheim voksenopplæring (Trondheim adult learning centre):


The registration for the online course in Norwegian is now open. In order to be admitted, applicants must document that they are registered as refugees in Norway, with letter from The Norwegian Directorate of Immigration (UDI) stating granted protection (asylum).

Register now

Center for Continuing Education will help with all your questions. E-mail:



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