How long can I stay in Norway after graduation?

How long can I stay in Norway after graduation?

International students may stay in Norway for until one year after graduating from a Norwegian university or university college in order to look for work. Beware that you must apply for residence permit as a job seeker before your current permit expires and after completing your degree.

Can I live in Norway without speaking Norwegian?

So, technically you could live in Norway (Oslo, Bergen, Stavanger) without learning Norwegian for a limited time unless you are from an EU/EEA country. There is a language requirement for permanent residence as well as citizenship including mandatory Norwegian and social studies courses.

What language is spoken in Norway?


Can Norwegians speak German?

Many Norwegians also speak or understand a second foreign language, often German, French or Spanish. Norwegian is also related to Icelandic, German, Dutch and English. Some knowledge of a Scandinavian language is useful, knowledge of German or Dutch is helpful in understanding written Norwegian.

Is Norwegian harder than German?

German is not very difficult. More difficult than Norwegian, yes, but still one of the easier languages for English speakers. If you speak standard German, everyone will understand you. > 95% will be able to speak something similar enough to standard German for you to understand.

Is German similar to Norwegian?

While the two Germanic languages with the greatest numbers of speakers, English and German, have close similarities with Norwegian, neither is mutually intelligible with it. Norwegian is a descendant of Old Norse, the common language of the Germanic peoples living in Scandinavia during the Viking Era.

Can I study and work in Norway?

Generally, a student residence permit does not cover the right to take employment in Norway. However, if you are granted a study permit, you are automatically also granted permission to work part-time. Non-EU/EEA students can work 20 hours pr week during their first year of study.

Does University of Bergen teach in English?

The University of Bergen offers various courses and programmes taught in English within different fields. The University of Bergen is an international university and this is reflected in our staff members, students, research and education. Explore our numerous courses and programmes taught in English.

Is Norwegian easy to learn?

Like Swedish and many other Scandinavian languages, Norwegian is one of the easiest languages to learn for English speakers. Fortunately, Norwegian does not require verb conjugation according to person or number, making different tenses very easy to learn. In addition, its word order does not differ to that of English.

Can Norwegians understand German?

No, not really. Although German and the Scandinavian languages have many similarities, they aren’t mutually intelligible. The Scandinavian languages and German share a common ancestry, but the split occurred a long time ago.

How can I settle in Norway after study?

Rights and obligations

  1. You can get a residence permit for one year at a time.
  2. After three years, you can apply for a permanent residence permit in Norway.
  3. Your family can usually apply to come and live with you in Norway.
  4. You must apply for a new residence permit if you are to change jobs, restaurants or employers.

What are the requirements to study in Norway?

Requirements to get a student visa for Norway

  • A completed application form.
  • Receipt of having paid the application fee (NOK 5,300, which is roughly US$650)
  • A valid travel document (i.e. passport)
  • Two recent passport-sized photos with a white background.
  • Evidence of admittance to an approved full-time education program.

Can I bring my family to Norway while studying?

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. Your spouse or cohabitant and children can usually apply to come and live with you in Norway.