Part-time work and work permit
- EU/EEA students do not need a work permit, and can work in Norway after they have registered with the police. EU/EEA students must register with the police within 3 months after arrival in Norway.
- Non-EU/EEA students can work 20 hours pr week during their first year of study. When granted the first student residence permit in Norway, students are granted a permit to work 20 hours pr week, and full-time work during the holidays. The part-time work permit has the same duration as the study permit.
When renewing the study permit, the part-time work permit is not automatically renewed, and students must document satisfactory progress in their studies in order to continue to work part-time.
Be aware that it can be difficult to obtain a part time job in order to supplement your budget. There are a limited amount of jobs available for students without knowledge of Norwegian.
Orientation meeting about part-time work
On Tuesday 23 January there will be an orientation meeting about part-time work held by the Career Services and Knutepunktet - International student reception.
Take time to attend this meeting even if you only have vague plans about applying for jobs.
See the presentations from the Spring 2018 meeting:
Planning your career after graduation
The Career Services offer counceling and workshops for students who are looking for a full time job i Norway after graduation.