NORINT0120 - Norwegian for International Students, Level 2

Course content

  • Pronunciation: heavy emphasis on oral activities, both in production and perception.
  • Grammar: basic grammar. Knowledge of language variation, idioms, logical relationships.
  • Topics/vocabulary: texts related to Norwegian culture, topics of current interest in Norwegian society, study setting.

Learning outcome

Students should be able to understand simple, oral presentations on the abovementioned topics and simple, authentic texts. They should be able to talk about these topics and use Norwegian successfully in everyday situations, to take the initiative when using the language and to express their own opinions about specific topics. Their oral and written use of the language should be good enough not to hinder successful communication.


Information about deadlines and Application procedures can be found on the webpages for Norwegian Courses for International Students.

This subject is open to international students at the University of Oslo, and students who have been admitted to attend Norwegian courses. International students will get information about how to sign up for courses when they arrive in Norway. Persons who are not students at UiO, can apply for Pay Courses in Norwegian Language.


Formal prerequisite knowledge

Students must be eligible for matriculation and must have passed NORINT0110 - Norwegian for International Students, Level 1 with the grade D or better on both the oral and written exam.


Six hours per week for 14 weeks, 84 hours in total. This course that requires active student participation. Each week, the students will be given written assignments.

Compulsory activities        

In order to sit for the examination, the following compulsory assignments must be approved by the teacher:

  • 75 % attendance (63 hours)
  • One compuslory oral presentation

Access to teaching

A student who has completed compulsory instruction and coursework and has had these approved, is not entitled to repeat that instruction and coursework. A student who has been admitted to a course, but who has not completed compulsory instruction and coursework or had these approved, is entitled to repeat that instruction and coursework, depending on available capacity.


The exam is a 3-hour written examination and an oral exam. The written and oral exam accounts for 50 % of the final grade. Both parts must be passed in the same semester.

In order to sit for the examination, the compulsory activities must be approved.                

Approved compulsory activities are valid for the next two terms that the course is offered.

Use of sources and citation

You should familiarize yourself with the rules that apply to the use of sources and citations. If you violate the rules, you may be suspected of cheating/attempted cheating.

Examination support material

No examination support material is allowed.

Language of examination

The examination text is given in Norwegian, and you submit your response in Norwegian.

Grading scale

Grades are awarded on a scale from A to F, where A is the best grade and F is a fail. Read more about the grading system.

Explanations and appeals

Resit an examination

Withdrawal from an examination

It is possible to take the exam up to 3 times. If you withdraw from the exam after the deadline or during the exam, this will be counted as an examination attempt.

Special examination arrangements

Application form, deadline and requirements for special examination arrangements.


The course is subject to continuous evaluation. At regular intervals we also ask students to participate in a more comprehensive evaluation.

Reports from periodic evaluations (in Norwegian)


NORINT0120 offers credits to exchange students. It is the second of a total of three courses that international students accepted as regular degree students are required to take. Norwegian courses up to a maximum of 40 credits, can be used as part of a degree at the University of Oslo for international students.

Facts about this course




Spring and autumn


Spring and autumn

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