WORK IN NORWAY FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS
If you are an international student looking for work in Norway you might find this information useful.
Looking for work in Norway? This is an introduction to how you can find vacant positions in Norway. You will also find links to websites that provide more information.
Please refer to your residence permit about your eligibility to work while studying in Norway.
Regardless of whether you are looking for a professional job or a part-time job, the most important factor for your success is to know Norwegian. Although many Norwegians master English quite well, the fact is that most employers prefer to be able to communicate with their employees in Norwegian. Therefore, the best advice we can give you is to learn Norwegian as soon as possible.
Norwegian classes are offered at:
The University of Oslo
Oslo Voksenopplæring, phone: 23 47 00 00
Migranorsk, phone: 23 30 24 23
AOF, phone: 23 06 18 70 or 815 00 303
Aftenskolen, phone: 22 82 91 77
Folkeuniversitetet, phone: 03838
Job opportunities for non-Norwegian speakers
There are some types of jobs you can apply for even if you do not master Norwegian – but speaking English is a necessity. Here are some examples:
Production work within industry
Work in restaurants/pubs/cafeterias, e.g. cook, waiter, dishwasher (particularly in restaurants/pubs with a profile from your native country)
Businesses with English as working language (e.g. big international companies)
Travel-business: guide/courier (here it is an advantage to master several languages)
Seasonal work in agriculture (e.g. picking strawberries)
Packing of books, fruit etc.
Forwarding and transportation
Providing private services (gardening, baby-sitting, maintenance work, cleaning, handiwork)
Work in moving Companies
Source: UIO / Norway Today