Norwegian Language and Society

One year programme in Bodø

Would you like to learn the Norwegian language and gain insight into Norway's culture, political environment and history? Would you like to qualify to study a Norwegian-taught degree at Bachelor or Master level?

Norwegian Language and Society covers topics from the welfare state to Norway's literary traditions. Students develop both language skills as well as understanding of the cultural, political and historical contexts which have shaped modern Norwegian society and Norwegian language.

Programme description

Would you like to learn the Norwegian language and gain insight into Norway's culture, political environment and history? Would you like to qualify to study a Norwegian-taught degree at Bachelor or Master level?

Norwegian Language and Society covers topics from the welfare state to Norway's literary traditions. Students develop both language skills as well as understanding of the cultural, political and historical contexts which have shaped modern Norwegian society and Norwegian language.

Study model

The information applies to the current academic year. Changes may occur.
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Admission requirements

Higher Education Entrance Qualification https://www.nokut.no/en/surveys-and-databases/nokuts-country-database/GSU-list/ 

Language requirement https://www.nokut.no/globalassets/nokut/artikkelbibliotek/utenlandsk_utdanning/gsulista/2018/language_requirements_gsu_12032018.pdf 

View general admission information https://www.nord.no/en/studies/admission/how-to-apply-bachelor/Pages/default.aspx 

View specific application deadlines https://www.nord.no/en/studies/admission/how-to-apply-bachelor/Pages/default.aspx#&acd=a4743399-3ecb-e5c8-e654-f1ef3297b8d8 

Most applicants from outside EU and applicants who does not have a Norwegian citizenship, residence permit or have a renewable residence permit in Norway, will not get a (student) residence permit based on the one-year programme 'Norwegian Language and Society'

Job opportunities

Successful completion of the programme provides valuable language and cultural competencies necessary to continue education and pursue career opportunities in Norway.

Further education

The study programme may be accepted as part of a Bachelor degree if this is approved by the student's home institution.

Application deadline and admission

Application deadline Non-EU/EEA: December 1​​  EU/EEA: April 1 Norwegian citizens/residents: April 15
ECTS Credits 60
Study level One year programme
Scope Full time
Teaching language English
Police certificate of conduct No
Campus Bodø

Application deadline and admission

Application deadline Non-EU/EEA: December 1​​  EU/EEA: April 1 Norwegian citizens/residents: April 15

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