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.

Orientation meeting about part-time work

On Tuesday 28 August 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

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.


Contact Knutepunktet - International Student Reception


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Published Oct. 27, 2015 5:23 PM - Last modified Sep. 18, 2018 9:50 AM