According to Norwegian Directorate of Immigration:

Skilled workers can no longer apply for a residence permit for Norwegian studies.

 

As of May 15th 2014, it is no longer possible to apply for a residence permit for skilled workers who are going to study Norwegian. This is also the case for applications for renewal of such a residence permit.

This has been decided by the Ministry of Justice and Public Security.

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.
 

THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION ONLY APPLIES TO STUDENTS WHO HAVE SENT IN THEIR VISA APPLICATION BEFORE THE 15TH OF MAY