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One-year programme in Norwegian language and culture (NOIS)

  • Duration: 2 years
  • Spring semester , Fall semester , Exchange student , Full degree student
  • ECTS 60 ECTS
  • Application period Application period:

The one-year programme in Norwegian is primarily for beginners in Norwegian, but students with skills exceeding the beginner’s level can also apply. 

The programme is for students and staff wanting to acquire the necessary language skills to qualify for further studies at university or college level in Norway, or the labour market.

The programme is part-time, in order to make it possible to study or work in Norway at the same time.

 

About the programme

In this programme, mastering the practical language is combined with insight into the society and culture of present-day Norway. You do not need to know Norwegian beforehand, we start from scratch. However, you will have to document your  Higher Education Entrance Qualification, including English language proficiency.

This is a part-time programme.

From 2021, the programme is composed of four courses, each carrying 15 ECTS and ending with an exam. Together, courses 3 and 4 will be equivalent to "Trinn 3". Direct admission to course 2 or 3/4 will be possible upon documentation of a certain level in Norwegian. 

Admission

Admission requirements

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Practical information

The programme is offered at our campus in Hamar, a medium-sized town centrally located in the south eastern part of Norway. Hamar is only an hour by train from Oslo Airport Gardermoen. There is both physical attendance and online activities, and the programme requires a lot of self studies. 

Admission requirements

Applicants need to meet the requirements for Higher Education Entrance Qualification, including English language proficiency requirements. Applicants are exempted from Norwegian language proficiency requirements.

Students must either be EU/EEA-citizens, or already a resident in Norway.

Students from outside the EU/EEA-countries must document a valid resident permit in Norway for the entire period of study.

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You will learn this

A candidate who has completed his or her qualification should have the following learning outcomes defined in terms of knowledge, skills and general competence:

 

Knowledge

The candidate

  • has broad knowledge about the structure of the Norwegian language
  • has broad insight into language conditions in Norway
  • has broad knowledge about the key features of Norwegian culture and society

 

Skills

The candidate

  • can express her/himself clearly in spoken communication
  • can understand spoken Norwegian well
  • can read and write Norwegian well, including academic texts

 

General competence

The candidate

  • has the necessary language skills to complete studies where the medium of instruction and course literature is in Norwegian
  • can stay informed about events in Norway and the world in general through Norwegian media 

Further studies

Completing the NOIS programme qualifies you for further studies in Norway. You will then compete with other applicants for admission to the programme of your dreams.

What does it cost?

No tuition, but semester fee is required
One-year programme in Norwegian language and culture (NOIS)

Who is the programme for?

The programme is for people of foreign background wanting to acquire Norwegian skills to qualify for admission to higher education and/or the labour market. This includes exchange students, students with Norwegian as a second language who want to improve their Norwegian skills and employees in higher education with foreign background.

Students must either be EU/EEA-citizens, or already a resident in Norway. Students from outside the EU/EEA-countries must document a valid resident permit in Norway for the entire period of study.

Valerii Zolotov is a former student of the Norwegian Language and Culture for International Students programme. He is now studying for a BA at INN University. - The study programme is a perfect combination of different teaching methodes, and includes various types of information sources.

This study is offered by: Faculty of Education
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