A flexible online course in Social Studies Online

Approved by UDI for permanent residency, Lingu offers the most flexible online course for social studies. During the course you will learn about Norwegian society, culture, politics, education, labour market and so much more.

50 hours

NOK 2,990


75 hours

NOK 3,990


Choose 50 or 75 hours, depending on your arrival time in Norway

  • 100% online

  • Approved by UDI

  • Mandatory for skilled workers

  • Flexible and simple

  • Current Norwegian law requires you to take the Social Studies course within 1 year if you arrived in Norway after January 1st, 2022*

  • Applicants for permanent residency or citizenship in Norway must show proof of course completion when applying.

  • The 300 hour training must be taken with a UDI - approved course provider, such as Lingu.

*You can opt out of this course by providing a letter of exemption to UDI. The letter of exemption can be obtained after passing the official Social studies test, given at municipal study centres nationwide.

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Valid until 31 August 2024
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Yngvil Vatn Guttu

Lærer i norsk og samfunn

Yngvil is bilingual and is an experienced immigrant herself; has lived in the UK, Canada and the US for many years. Her formal education and professional background is varied : She his a certified teacher of Norwegian, English and Social Studies, and she has degrees from London and New York in acting, music performance and film scoring. Her hobbies (!) are economics, law, international politics and intercultural communication. So 50 hours of social studies is right up there for Yngvil! She has been teaching expats online and in classroom settings for over fifteen years. When not in the Lingu zoom room, she is busy playing and writing music, running a jazz festival, chasing moose and rabbits off her yard, researching legal rights for binationals in Norway and finding ways to save the world.

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Who the course is for

The course is for you if you if

What you need

To take the course you need to:
  • Understand and speak English at intermediate (B1) level or higher.(The course is taught in English)
  • Use a headset with a microphone and a good internet connection when attending virtual classroom sessions.
To receive your certificate you need to:
  • Complete all individual coursework and tasks
  • Pass the test at the end of each module
  • Participate in a minimum of 3 instructor-led classes per module (2 per module if you are taking 50 hours)

How the course is structured

The course is organised in 3 modules as defined by the Integration Act.

The average time to complete the course is 8 weeks.

Your learning time on the platform is tracked automatically.

Learning objectives

After completing the course you will have knowledge about:

Learning methods

Lingu's course in social studies blends independent learning with attractive course materials and live virtual classroom discussion lead by an instructor. Our course format makes learning fun!

  • Watch video lessons

  • Read short texts

  • Listen to recorded audio material - even including music!

  • Watch fun and informative talks by international experts

  • Take quizzes

  • Join virtual classroom discussions

  • Complete module in order of your preference

Approved courses

Lingu is accredited by HK-dir. This means that the course certificate you get at the end of the course will be valid documentation of your social studies training, and accepted by the immigration authorities (UDI).


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  • Study at home, at work or on the go from your device of choice
  • Unlimited access to online self-study materials, and group classes with tutor-led training
  • Approved by Norwegian immigration authorities