Norwegian Language and Society

One year programme in Bodø

Are you an exchange student or an immigrant to Norway wishing to learn more about 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

Are you an exchange student or an immigrant to Norway wishing to learn more about 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 graduates will have the language skills and knowledge to find employment with Norwegian as the spoken language.

Further education

Completion of this programme qualifies graduates to apply for admission to study programmes taught in Norwegian language. It is recommended that students achieve a grade of B or higher in NO218L in order to undertake studies taught in Norwegian.

Study abroad

This one-year-program has no exchange possibilities

Application deadline and admission

Application deadline Applications are open in the following periods:
> Non-EU/EEA: October 1 - December 1
> EU/EEA og Nordic residents: February 1 - April 15

 Welcome to Bodø

Welcome to a new academic year at Nord

Semester registration

Welcome to the Norwegian Language and Society programme at the Faculty of Social Sciences

​​The autumn semester promises to be exciting, inclusive and, not least, safe for all our students.​

Registration 

You can reg​ister as a student as soon as you receive your student number. After completing registration, you will have access to a range of digital forums and tools at Nord University. This includes digital meeting rooms and​ the e-learning platform Canvas. Registration deadline is September 1st.

Programme for commencement​

Monday, August 16 2021
10:15 - 15:00 Orientation for new students in Bodø​

​Timetables, course litterature and practical information​

Timetables
The class timetable will be available in TimeEdit in the course of the summer holidays. Follow the links below to check if your timetable has been published.

>> ​Timet​able

After you have completed semester registration, you can log in to TimeEdit and see your personalized timetable.

Course literature

Equipment
Digital learning forms an important part of education at Nord, regardless of mode of delivery. It is important to have the right equipment. All student should have access to:

  • ​PC/Mac/tablet with internet access
  • Headset
  • Web camera
​Special learning arrangements
If you have special needs, including if you are in a high risk group for Covid-19, that affect your le​​arning situation, you can apply for special arrangements in teaching and examinations. Application deadline is September 1st.

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Student life


Buddies

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 Applications are open in the following periods:
> Non-EU/EEA: October 1 - December 1
> EU/EEA og Nordic residents: February 1 - April 15

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