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.
  • Part-time work permit as a student only allows you to be an employee. You are therefore not allowed to set up your own business (sole proprietorship - enkeltmannsforetak) while you are on a student 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.

Tax deduction card

If you get a part-time job, you will need to apply for a tax deduction card with the Tax Administration.

Learn more about part-time work in Norway

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. 

Get your CV and application checked

Where to look for jobs

    Planning your career after graduation

    The Career Services offer counseling and workshops for students who are looking for a full-time job in Norway after graduation.


    Contact International Student Reception


    Published Nov. 27, 2019 6:18 PM - Last modified Sep. 8, 2022 4:44 PM