If you are considering applying for permanent residence or citizenship in Norway, you need to do a short course with 50 hours social studies before you apply. The social studies course is also known as the civics course, and covers seven topics as defined in the official syllabus:
The course will be lead in English, and all participants must understand and speak English at an intermediate (B1) level or higher.
The course in social studies combines several different learning methods. You will watch video lessons, and work independently with interactive exercises, read, listen, take quizzes and you will participate in instructor-led classes conducted in a virtual classroom.
In a period of 7 weeks, one new chapter will be introduced every week. You will get instant access to the first chapter when you sign up, and then chapter 2 will come a week later, and chapter 3 one week thereafter and so on. If you cannot follow the weekly schedule, you will still have access to the online lessons depending on the package you chose for 3 months and can complete the course at your own pace. The earliest one can complete the course is within 8 weeks for the regular course, and 2 weeks for the fast-track students (see more information below).
The learning platform will closely track your work and attendance during the course. In order to pass the course you need to complete all lessons and attend the virtual classroom lessons.
The virtual classroom lessons are held in the evening.
The course participants will achieve
The online course 50 hours social studies is designed for adult immigrants and expats in Norway who have the duty to complete 300 hours Norwegian language training and social studies according to the Introduction Act. This training can only be taken with an approved course provider (such as Lingu).
The course will also work well if you have the right to free municipal training in Norwegian language and social studies, but would like to take the course online rather than in a traditional course setting.
In brief, the course is for you if you want to:
Lingu is accredited by Kompetanse Norge. This means that the course certificate you get at the end of the course will be valid documentation of your social studies training.
In order to pass the course and receive the certificate, you need to achieve the following criteria:
If you are short on time and would like to complete the course as soon as possible, you should choose the fast-track option. This will grant you instant access to all lessons in the course and you can complete the requirements in 2 weeks.