You must have passed the test if you
If you have already taken such a test when you participated in the tuition in Norwegian language and social studies, you do not need to take it again now.
Please note! You must have taken the test in Norwegian. If you have only taken the social studies test in your own language, you must take it again in Norwegian.
If you are not sure if you have taken such a test, please contact the municipality (kommune) where you took the tests.
If you have not already taken such a test, you must take it now.
On the website of Skills Norway, you will find information about the social studies test (external website) and information about the citizenship test (external website)
If you have questions about the tests, you must contact Skills Norway .
You can ask for an exemption from the requirement to have passed the test if you are in one of these situations:
You have studied social sciences that provide knowledge about Norway at university or college university level, corresponding to a minimum of 10 credits. The studies must cover the topics included in the Curriculum in Social Studies for Adult Immigrants (pdf, 499 kB), these are the following modules: 1. Education, competence and working life. 2. Family, health and everyday life. 3. Norway before and now. You must hand in a transcript and course description of the study you have completed. Examples of studies covered by this exception are the social course "Norwegian Life and Society" at UiO or the one-year study in Norwegian language and culture offered at several universities and university colleges.
You are seriously or chronically ill. Exemptions are only granted in exceptional circumstances. You must document your illness by means of a medical certificate.