High School in Norway

High School in Norway consists of a three year program where most students are aged between 16 and 19. The school calendar is divided into two semesters; August to December and January to July. The school day in Norway is reasonably flexible; though you will generally go to school from 8am to 3pm. There are no requirements for school uniforms in Norway; students wear what they feel comfortable in.

The Norwegian school system gives students a lot of freedom in comparison to other countries with the relationship between students and teachers usually very open and relaxed. However, with this freedom, comes responsibility for students to finish their work on time without strict supervision.

Your local coordinator will handle everything with the regards to your place in the school. But you as an exchange student can decide the focus on your studies, choosing among subjects such as: a language, business, technology, natural science or arts. Together with the courses you have decided to focus on you will also be required to take core courses like Math, English, Norwegian and social studies.