- You do not need a work permit
- You can start work and study in Norway from day one
- 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.
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.
- Presentation from the Career Services at UiO - autumn 2022 (pdf)
- Presentation from Knutepunktet about work permit and tax card - autumn 2022 (pdf)
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