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Course content

The course is an introduction course in Norwegian language for international students at UiO. The students follow a MOOC course (Introduction to Norwegian) for four weeks, and then there are four collections on campus. In addition to getting an introduction to Norwegian, the students become acquainted with everyday student life at UiO.

Learning outcome

After completing the course you will be able to:

  • express yourself understandably about familiar topics, both written and oral
  • understand oral Norwegian about familiar topics when the conversation partner speaks clearly and slowly
  • understand written Norwegian about known topics
  • master Norwegian morphology and syntax reviewed on the course
  • master basic Norwegian pronunciation reviewed on the course

Final marks will show the extent to which students have benefited from the course.


The course is for international exchange students, admitted to University of Oslo.Sign up for the MOOC on this page.


Recommended previous knowledge



Part 1 - self-study: The MOOC "Introduction to Norwegian". The MOOC runs for 4 weeks and equals 30 hours of teaching.

Part 2 - auditorium on campus: 12 hours teaching over 2 weeks. 3 hours per day, two times per week.

We strongly recommend that at least 75% of the activities in the MOOC is completed before the start of the campus classes.

Compulsory activities

In order to sit for the examination, the following compulsory assignments must be approved by the teacher:

  • One compulsory oral presentation. The presentation is submitted in Canvas and commented by the teacher.
  • One compulsory written composition, of approximately 100 words. The composition is submitted in Canvas and commented by the teacher.


The exam consists of a 2-hour written school exam.

The students must have passed the compulsory assignments in order to sit for the exam.

Previous exams

In preparation for the exam, you can practice using a demonstration exam in Inspera.

Here you will find an earlier assignment that is used for the exam, as well as the answers.

Guidance for examiners

You can find a guidance for examiners for the Autumn 2018 exam here (NORWEGIAN ONLY).

You can find a guidance for examiners for the Autumn 2018 postponed exam here (NORWEGIAN ONLY).

Written examination

The written examination is conducted in the digital examination system Inspera. You will need to familiarize yourself with the digital examination arrangements in Inspera.

Read more about written examinations using Inspera.

Submission in Inspera

You submit your assignment in the digital examination system Inspera. Read more about how to submit in Inspera.

Use of sources and citation

You should familiarize yourself with the rules that apply to the use of sources and citations. If you violate the rules, you may be suspected of cheating/attempted cheating.

Examination support material

No examination support material is allowed.

Language of examination


Grading scale

Grades are awarded on a scale from A to F, where A is the best grade and F is a fail. Read more about the grading system.

Explanations and appeals

Resit an examination

Withdrawal from an examination

It is possible to take the exam up to 3 times. If you withdraw from the exam after the deadline or during the exam, this will be counted as an examination attempt.

Special examination arrangements

Application form, deadline and requirements for special examination arrangements.


The course is subject to continuous evaluation. At regular intervals we also ask students to participate in a more comprehensive evaluation.

Facts about this course




Spring and autumn


Spring and autumn

Teaching language


The MOOC is basically taught in English, but the auditorium teaching will be conducted in Norwegian.