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Some of our courses starting soon
(sorted by level):

Standard A2
21st of May
Tuesday/Thursday
17:00 - 19:15

Standard B2-3
21st of May
Tuesday/Thursday
17:00 - 19:15

 

ABOUT ALFASKOLEN AND VISA


The period taken to process a visa application is calculated individually and can depend on the country the participant is applying from. Please be informed that in some cases the visa processing might take longer time than expected.
Alfaskolen is familiar with some cases where students from countries like Nepal, India, Philippines and Pakistan have experienced a very long visa processing time, sometimes up to 1 year.

BEFORE applying for the One Year Program, please contact your local Norwegian embassy/consulate or UDI in order to check the visa processing time for your country.


Alfaskolen's role in regard to students that are seeking a visa is as follows:

  • In order to receive an official Letter of Admission from Alfaskolen, participants are required to complete Alfaskolens enrollment process and pay the entire fee of the One-Year Program (NOK 66.600,-). This letter can be submitted with the course participant's visa application as proof of registration. The participant himself is responsible for submitting this letter with / in support of their visa application. Alfaskolen does not submit this letter to any agency or embassy on behalf of the course participant.
  • Alfaskolen provides the UDI with a list of all our enrolled students. Only students that have received the official Letter of Admission appears in this list.
  • Alfaskolen provides a student list to UDI of all whom have received the official Letter of Admission
  • Alfaskolen does not track, manage, or otherwise influence the visa process for course participants. UDI is familiar with Alfaskolen as we are approved by VOX (the Norwegian Agency for Lifelong Learning) as a private provider of approved tuition in the Norwegian language and social studies. However, Alfaskolen does not have a special relationship with UDI outside of this approval.

OBS! It is the student's own responsibility to apply for, track, and follow through with their own visa process. Students should allow themselves several months to apply for and receive an answer regarding their visa. Please check with UDI regarding their recommended application timeline.
 

Dependent/spouse

Many applicants ask us if they can bring their spouses with them to Norway. To read more about family immigration for students, please go to UDIs website.
 

Visa denial

If the participants visa application is rejected/denied, Alfaskolen will refund the course fee, after having deducted a 10 % cancellation fee.
If the participant’s visa is denied during the course, we will refund the course fee minus the 10% application fee and the cost of any sessions attended by the student.
You can find detailed information on how the visa process applies to our students in Alfaskolens school regulations, specifically rules 40-49.


Transfer

If a participant has not received his/her visa by the start date of the registered Program, they will be transferred to a later program. The first transfer is free of charge. Below you can see the charges for transferring several times.
 

  Fee Note:
First transfer  free of charge You will be reimbursed 90% of the course fee if your visa is denied.*
Second transfer 10% 10% will be deducted from the remaining balance if your visa is denied. If you are granted visa, nothing will be deducted and you just begin your class as planned.**
Third  transfer 20% 20% will be deducted from the remaining balance if your visa is denied. If you are granted visa, nothing will be deducted and you begin your class as planned.***


Example: A participant registers for the OYP 2016/17 and pays the entire course fee of NOK 66.600 in which 10% is non-refundable.
*If the student doesn’t receive his/her visa by the start date of the program, he/she will be transferred to a later intake free of charge. Which means the student will be reimbursed NOK 59 940  (90%) of the course fee if his/her visa is denied.
 
**If the student still has not received a visa, he/she can again transfer to a later program. This second transfer will cost 10% of the Program fee. Which means the student will be reimbursed NOK 53 280  (80%) of the course fee if his/her visa is denied. If you are granted visa, nothing will be deducted and you can just begin your class as planned.
 
***If the student still has not received a visa, he/she will be transferred to a later program. This third transfer will cost 20% of the Program fee. Which means the student will be reimbursed NOK 46 620  (70%) of the course fee if his/her visa is denied. If you are granted visa, nothing will be deducted and you can just begin your class as planned.