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    Hi, I'm currently doing my A-Levels in biology, maths, English Literature and French. I really want to move to Norway because most of my family are Norwegian and it sucks only seeing them once a year. I can't speak Norwegian and I have no idea how to learn it here. My family live in Oslo and I've been looking at applying to the University of Oslo. Has anyone got any advice on applying or experiences studying abroad in Norway?
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    (Original post by Etoilecyber)
    Hi, I'm currently doing my A-Levels in biology, maths, English Literature and French. I really want to move to Norway because most of my family are Norwegian and it sucks only seeing them once a year. I can't speak Norwegian and I have no idea how to learn it here. My family live in Oslo and I've been looking at applying to the University of Oslo. Has anyone got any advice on applying or experiences studying abroad in Norway?
    What do you want to study? Does it have to be in Oslo?

    You will need to learn Norwegian before applying to the University of Oslo (they do not offer any English-taught BA/BSc degrees). There are several ways you can do this, the most effective would be doing a one-year programme in Norwegian Language (60 ECTS), a lot of Norwegian universities and university colleges (Høgskole) offer these programmes - but not Oslo.

    Alternatively, you can go to a folk high school (folkehøgskole). These aren't academic colleges, they're more like a gap year where you can travel, take classes in art, music, drama etc and do sporty and outdoorsy things - but some colleges also offer Norwegian lessons to international students.

    If you want to learn in the UK then you can do an online course, or do a part-time class. See here: http://learn-norwegian-online.no/, https://www.ntnu.edu/norwegiancourse...ian-on-the-web and http://www.norway.org.uk/studywork/s.../#.WIQtJlWLTIU
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    (Original post by Snufkin)
    What do you want to study? Does it have to be in Oslo?

    You will need to learn Norwegian before applying to the University of Oslo (they do not offer any English-taught BA/BSc degrees). There are several ways you can do this, the most effective would be doing a one-year programme in Norwegian Language (60 ECTS), a lot of Norwegian universities and university colleges (Høgskole) offer these programmes - but not Oslo.

    Alternatively, you can go to a folk high school (folkehøgskole). These aren't academic colleges, they're more like a gap year where you can travel, take classes in art, music, drama etc and do sporty and outdoorsy things - but some colleges also offer Norwegian lessons to international students.

    If you want to learn in the UK then you can do an online course, or do a part-time class. See here: http://learn-norwegian-online.no/, https://www.ntnu.edu/norwegiancourse...ian-on-the-web and http://www.norway.org.uk/studywork/s.../#.WIQtJlWLTIU
    I would like to study Biology / biosciences and yes it would probably have to be Oslo or at least somewhere very close. Apparently international students at the University of Oslo are taught Norwegian for a year before starting their course. Also, thank you for the links to the online courses
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    (Original post by Etoilecyber)
    I would like to study Biology / biosciences and yes it would probably have to be Oslo or at least somewhere very close. Apparently international students at the University of Oslo are taught Norwegian for a year before starting their course. Also, thank you for the links to the online courses
    Pretty sure they aren't, I asked last year. There are a few Norwegian language modules for intl students at UiO but not enough to become fluent / pass the Bergenstest in a year - and I think they're targeted at exchange students anyway.
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    (Original post by Snufkin)
    Pretty sure they aren't, I asked last year. There are a few Norwegian language modules for intl students at UiO but not enough to become fluent / pass the Bergenstest in a year - and I think they're targeted at exchange students anyway.
    http://www.uio.no/english/studies/ad...lor/index.html

    This is where I read it but idk. I'm not sure if it means Norwegian from scratch or if you are supposed to have good understanding already.
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    (Original post by Etoilecyber)
    http://www.uio.no/english/studies/ad...lor/index.html

    This is where I read it but idk. I'm not sure if it means Norwegian from scratch or if you are supposed to have good understanding already.
    Strange, they told me last year that they'd stopped doing that programme. Well that's good to know - perhaps it is only available to people who have successfully gained admission into a bachelor degree (whereas before it was targeted at non-degree students / immigrants).

    Might call them myself on Monday.

    Edit: Just looked on the website and unlike the courses I mentioned above, this one seems to cost (rather a lot) of money... hmm, not sure if that only applies to non-EEA students or not. If you do need to pay, is it worth it just to be in Oslo?
 
 
 
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