NORINT0130 - Norwegian for International Students, Level 3

Course content

Considerable emphasis is placed upon the ability to comprehend different oral forms of expression, so oral practice is a key feature of this course. Topics covered in grammar include the position of clause elements, logical relations, modality, the passive voice and participles. We work with various non-fiction and fictional texts, and we also read a major literary work. Some of the topics covered at this level are drawn from historical and political texts as well as texts relating to intercultural relations. Work is carried out on abstract vocabulary and specialisted language, oral as well as written. Students write a paper on an approved topic.

This is a skills course with a final examination.

Learning outcome

Students will be able to follow lectures in Norwegian and understand other types of oral presentations. They will be able to read factuak prose, i.e. non-fiction and other authentic material without much difficulty. They will be able to express themselves in an understandable mannen an understand others during conversations and discussions. They will be able to express themselves well in writing, specifically when writing descriptive, factual, or analytical prose and have a good command of the main rules of Norwegian grammar.

Final marks will show the extent to which students have benefited from this course.


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

This course is reserved exclusively for international students at the University of Oslo, and students attending Norwegian courses. International students will receive information about registering for Norwegian courses when they arrive in Norway. Those who are not students at the Univeristy of Oslo may apply for admission to the Norwegian course.


Formal prerequisite knowledge

Students attending this course are required to possess basic entrance requirements, with the exception of language requirements relating to Norwegian, and have passed NORINT0120 - Norwegian for International Students, Level 2 or a similar course, with a mark D or better in both the written and oral examinations.


Eight hours per week for 14 weeks, 112 hours in total. This is a 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 (84 hours)
  • One compuslory oral presentation and one compulsory written assignment

Access to teaching

A student who has completed and passed an obligatory course is not entitled to further instruction. A student who is entitled to attend a course, but who has not completed the course is entitled to further instruction, but only when capacity allows.


The exam is a 4-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 support material is allowed during the final examinations.

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.


Feedback from our students is essential providing the best possible courses and study programmes. As a student at the University of Oslo, you will therefore be requested to participate in a number of evaluations regarding your daily life as a student. We have a system in place for the continuous evaluation of this course, and we regularly ask students to participate in a more comprehensive and detailed evaluation, a so-called "periodic evaluation" of the course.


NORINT0130 - Norwegian for International Students, Level 3 is compulsory for international students who have been accepted into ordinary departmental studies where instruction is given in Norwegian.

Norwegian courses carrying up to 40 study points can be used toward a single degree by international students at the University of Oslo.

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