Norwegian language instruction and school

Adult asylum seekers have the right to training in the Norwegian language. The goal is for residents to learn enough Norwegian to be able to cope on their own as much as possible. Children and youths who are likely to stay longer than three months at the reception centre have the right and obligation to attend primary and lower secondary education.

Youths between the age of 16 and 18 have the right to attend training in the Norwegian language and in social studies, and they may also have the right to receive instruction in school subjects from primary and lower secondary education.