Study in Norway
STUDY IN NORWAY. WORTH THE EFFORT.
External resources:

:: The Norwegian Directorate of Immigration (UDI)
More information about Norwegian regulations related to work permits.

:: The Norwegian police service
The official website with links to local police stations.

Working permit for students

A student residence permit does not confer the right to take employment in Norway. However, students may apply for part-time work permit and/or a permit to work during vacations when employment would not interfer with their study progress. Full-time employment for a restricted period of time may also be applied for.

For students from countries outside the EU/EEA/EFTA
A student may work part-time for up to 20 hours per week when a work permit is granted. An application for a work permit should be accompanied by a statement from the institution confirming that the work will not affect the study progress. A letter from the employer stating that the student has a job offer must also be submitted.

Students are normally allowed to work full time during semester breaks.

Please note that the majority of institutions do not have on-campus work study schemes, and foreign students will have to compete on the regular job market.

Applications for a work permit may be submitted to the local police station.

Please see the website of the Norwegian police to locate the nearest police station.

For students from countries in the EU/EEA/EFTA
A student may work part-time up to 20 hours per week for up to three months without a work permit. The student is automatically given a work permit for part-time work when granted a student residence permit.

Students from countries in the EU/EEA/EFTA do not need to show statement from the institution that the work will not affect the study progress, nor does the student need to show a job offer confirmation from employer.

Students are normally allowed to work full time during semester breaks.

Last modified: 20/01/2011 2:04 pm


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