Test of Norwegian – advanced level (Bergenstesten)

The Bergen test will be discontinued from autumn 2022. Important information about test dates can be found by clicking here.

The written test is designed for foreigners who intend to apply for admission to a Norwegian university or college, as well as for Norwegian citizens who have graduated from secondary schools abroad and for job-applicants in Norway (e.g. medical practitioners, native language teachers, and those who are required to document their Norwegian language skills).

The oral test, has been designed mainly for healthcare workers and other foreigners who are required to document their Norwegian speaking skills at advanced level, when applying for studies or a job in Norway.

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Important information about test dates

It has been decided that the Test in Norwegian - higher level (Bergenstesten) will be discontinued, this will happen from October 2022.

Norway

The last ordinary written test will be on the 23rd of September 2022.

The last ordinary oral test will be on the 28th and 29th of October 2022.

Abroad

The last ordinary written test will be on the 23rd of September 2022.

The last ordinary oral test will be on the 26th and 28th of September 2022.

Documentation of Norwegian knowledge at B2/C1 level

The Norwegian test, tests the Norwegian levels from A1 – C1. These are public tests organized in the municipality. There are four test periods per year (March, May/June, September & November/December), it is only within these periods that it is possible to take the test. Information about trial periods, registration etc. can be found here. Note that the test can only be taken in Norway (in contrast to the Bergenstest).

In order to qualify for admission to the vast majority of higher education in Norway, a documented B2 level (possibly C1) is required in the partial tests reading, listening, writing and speaking.

If you still have questions, please contact HK-dir, who administers the Norwegian test.

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Contact us

You can contact us by email at bergenstesten@fu.no or by telephone on +47 22 47 60 70.

Our phone-lines are open every weekday* between 08.00 and 15.30.

*Please note that Norsk språktest will be closed during the summer holidays, from Friday June 29 to Tuesday July 30.

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If you are already registered for the test, or you have taken a test with us before, you can log in here with your email address and your password.

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