Certified provider of Norwegian courses










Alfaskolen is officially certified and approved by Kompetanse Norge as a private provider of approved tuition in the Norwegian language and social studies for adults. 

Kompetanse Norge is the Norwegian Agency for Lifelong Learning - Skills Norway, belongs to the Norwegian Ministry of Education and Research and also gets commission from Ministry of Justice and Public Security. Alfaskolen is also known as a provider of KompetansePluss projects – skills courses for businesses and companies.

Alfaskolen is officially registered as a participant in the database of the Directorate General for Education and Culture (DG EAC) and the Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency (EACEA) of the European Commission with PIC 898491116.



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Do you need a visa, approved tuition or document your knowledge of Norwegian?

To approve your visa to Norway, Norwegian Immigration Authorities require an admission letter from a certified language school. Under normal circumstances, you will be granted a 2-year work and student visa, which allows you to work in Norway as well as study the Norwegian language and other relevant courses, for example, for health personnel (doctor, nurse, pharmacist).

At the end of each course, if you completed 80% or more and paid the course fee, you will receive an official digital course certificate. This course certificate is valid for permanent residence and citizenship applications in Norway


Alfaskolen provides preparation courses for:

- Bergenstest
Social studies test 

We also guide you through the registration process for these tests. 

If you are entitled or obliged to complete hours of approved tuition, please contact the reception for assessment and facilitation of your classes.

Particular rules apply to persons covered by the Introduction Act.
If you are unsure if this applies to you, please contact UDI on +47 22 35 16 00.

To apply for a permanent residence permit, you must:
- Have passed Norskprøve both oral and written at a minimum level A2, or Bergenstesten,
  or previously have passed Språkprøve 2 or 3.
- Check if you also need to have passed the test in social studies.

To apply for citizenship, you must:
- Have passed Norskprøve both oral and written at a minimum level A2, or Bergenstesten,
  or previously have passed Språkprøve 2 or 3.

- Have passed the test in Social studies in Norwegian or the Citizenship-test, unless you are exempt from this requirement. 

To study in Norwegian at colleges and universities in Norway you must:
- Have completed Norskprøve oral and written at minimum level B2 or have passed the Bergenstest.

About us

Alfaskolen has since 2006 organised language courses for individuals and businesses and has grown into a major player in the local market. We use modern teaching materials and a variety of interactive teaching methods, leading to innovative and fun ways to learn languages. Alfaskolen is an officially certified and approved provider of Norwegian courses from beginner to advanced levels and offers small classes in modern premises located in downtown Oslo, as well as a high-quality learning environment accommodating students from around the world. Alfaskolen AS is a partner school of Dutch First BV in Utrecht, The Netherlands. Both schools use the same teaching methods.

Our courses

We offer a variety of Norwegian courses throughout the year ranging from six-week evening courses and ten-week intensive courses to our intensive One-Year Program. Our secret to effective teaching and student success begins with our small class size. Our course size ranges from six to sixteen participants, which enable teachers to maximise their attention on the individual student while guaranteeing them a dynamic learning environment. Our courses progress at a fast pace and require familiarity with the Latin alphabet. Courses are taught in the same language that is being taught and suit students on track 3 (spor 3).

Our teachers

We selectively recruit qualified teachers, linguists, and language specialists as educators so we can ensure the highest possible standard of instruction. We have an international team with teaching experience in Norway as well as in other countries. Our main goal is to help you reach your goals and give you the opportunity to learn in an agreeable and friendly atmosphere 


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