NORINT0141 - Norwegian for International Students, Level 4, Written

Course content

Knowledge about different genres of factual prose, i.e. non-fiction. Students will write and present different forms of factual texts.

This is a skills course with a final portfolio assessment.

Learning outcome

Students will acquire knowledge about language, text theory and communication strategies relating to factual and specialised texts. They will be able to understand and account for the structure and content of factual texts and be able to write their own texts that comply with appropriate prose criteria.


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

This subject is available only to to international students at the University of Oslo, and students attending Norwegian courses. Students with ordinary admission to the University of Oslo are not entitled to attend this course. 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 courses for Academics.


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 NORINT0130 - Norwegian for International Students, Level 3 with the grade D or higher in both the written and oral examinations.


This is a 30-hour course.

The course is reserved exclusively for students who have been accepted into the course.

Attention! 75% attendance required for this course.

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.


During the semester, students will prepare a basic portfolio consisting of at least 4 texts. Their subject teacher will valuate and provide feedback about this portfolio. Students may also be expected to participate in response groups.

Two of the assignments from the basic portfolio and a reflection note will be included in an evaluation portfolio (a total of three texts). These two assignments will be placed in the evaluation portfolio in both their original and revised forms. The teacher will not proide feedback on the reflection note. The evaluation portfolio will be assessed by an examiner after the end of the course and given a mark of passed/not passed.

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 pass/fail scale. 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.


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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