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.


EU/EEA citizens

Non-EU/EEA citizens

  • 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.

Part-time work

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 Wednesday 4 September there will be held an orientation meeting about part-time work by the Career Services and Knutepunktet - International Student Reception.

Click the above link for more information and to sign up for the meeting!

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.


Contact Knutepunktet - International Student Reception


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Published Oct. 27, 2015 5:23 PM - Last modified July 17, 2019 11:23 AM