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.

Where to look for jobs

Get your CV and application checked

Do you need a work permit?

  • If you are granted a study permit, you are automatically also granted permission to work part-time for up to 20 hours per week in addition to your studies, and full-time during holidays

Renewal of part-time work permit

  • When you apply for renewal, we will consider whether you should continue to be entitled to work part-time in addition to your studies.

  • You can only work if UiO is of the opinion that you will be able to manage to work in addition to your studies. This is to be considered when you order a progress report.

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. 

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


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Published Nov. 27, 2019 6:18 PM - Last modified Feb. 7, 2020 3:58 PM