Norwegian for Foreign Students levels 1-3 takes absolute beginners from no Norwegian to attaining the language requirement to take Norwegian-taught classes at university in the form of passing of the exam at the end of level 3.
The course Norwegian for Foreign Students, level 1-3 does not require any previous knowledge of Norwegian. On level 1, English will be used as a support language. However, this is a rapid progress course, and attendance at the classes is compulsory. The course is designed for full-time students, in other words: the students have to be prepared to study intensively and continuously additional to the lectures given at the University College. The examination at the end of the course (level 3) corresponds to the Norwegian Language Test, also called Bergenstesten, which is the minimum requirement for attending further studies taught in Norwegian at university level in Norway.