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.

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.


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Published Oct. 27, 2015 5:23 PM - Last modified Mar. 30, 2017 3:44 PM