Part-time work and work permit
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.
- You do not need a work permit
- You can work in Norway after you have registered with the police.
- As a EU/EEA student you must register with the police within 3 months after arrival in Norway.
- You can work up to 20 hours pr week during your first year of study.
- You can work full-time during the holidays.
- The part-time work permit has the same duration as the study permit.
Renewal of part-time work permit
- When renewing the study permit, the part-time work permit is not automatically renewed.
- You must document satisfactory progress in your studies in order to continue to work part-time.
To learn more about what to do and the formalities regarding part-time work in Norway, you can attend an Orientation Meeting about part-time work. This meeting is aimed at international students, and takes place every semester.
Orientation meeting about part-time work
On Tuesday 29 January there was an orientation meeting about part-time work held by the Career Services and Knutepunktet - International Student Reception.
See presentations from the orientation meeting
- Part-time jobs for international students, held by the Career Services
- Formalities when working in Norway, held by Knutepunktet
Tax deduction card
If you get a part-time job, you will need to apply for a tax deduction card with the Tax Administration.
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.