NORINT0141 – Norwegian for International Students, Level 4, Written

Course content

This is a higher level subject for international students. The subject builds on skills and knowledge acquired in NORINT0130 or the equivalent.

Students write and present different types of factual texts and acquire knowledge about different genres of factual prose.

This is a proficiency course with a final portfolio assessment.

NORINT0141 does not fulfill the requirements for Higher education entrance qualification (GSK). If you need GSK you should take NORINT0130.

This course will not be given in the autumn semester of 2020.

Learning outcome

Students will acquire knowledge about language, text theory and communication strategies relating to factual and specialised texts. They will be able to understand and account for the structure and content of factual texts and be able to write their own texts that comply with appropriate prose criteria.


This course is only open to international students at the University of Oslo. Read about admission and registering here: Norwegian Courses for International Students.


Formal prerequisite knowledge

It is assumed that students have Higher education entrance qualification with the exception of Norwegian language skills, and that they have passed NORINT0130 – Norwegian for International Students, Level 3, Level 3 or the equivalent with the grade D or better on both the written and oral exam.


This subject has three hours of teaching per week for 10 weeks, 30 hours in total, and requires active student participation.

The course is reserved exclusively for students who have been accepted into the course.

Compulsory activity

Before the student can sit for the exam, the following compulsory activity must be approved by the teacher:

  • 75 % attendance (22 hours)
  • Approved compulsory activities are valid for the next two terms in which the course is offered.

Access to teaching

If you have completed compulsory instruction and have had this approved, you are not entitled to repeat that instruction. If you have been admitted to the course, but have not completed compulsory instruction or had this approved, you are entitled to new instruction permitting available capacity.


During the semester, students will prepare a basic portfolio consisting of at least 4 texts. Their subject teacher will valuate and provide feedback about this portfolio. Students may also be expected to participate in response groups.

Two of the assignments from the basic portfolio and a reflection note will be included in an evaluation portfolio (a total of three texts). These two assignments will be placed in the evaluation portfolio in both their original and revised forms. The teacher will not proide feedback on the reflection note. The evaluation portfolio will be assessed by an examiner after the end of the course and given a mark of passed/not passed.

The guidance for examiners for the exam is published here (NORWEGIAN ONLY).

Submit assignments in Inspera

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

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.

Language of examination

The examination text is given in Norwegian, and you submit your response in Norwegian.

Grading scale

Grades are awarded on a pass/fail scale. 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.


Feedback from our students is essential providing the best possible courses and study programmes. As a student at the University of Oslo, you will therefore be requested to participate in a number of evaluations regarding your daily life as a student. We have a system in place for the continuous evaluation of this course, and we regularly ask students to participate in a more comprehensive and detailed evaluation, a so-called "periodic evaluation" of the course.


Norwegian courses carrying up to 40 study points can be used toward a single degree by international students at the University of Oslo

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