The Bergenstest exam is a Norwegian language state exam for people applying for acceptance at universities and other educational institutions in Norway, employees who must document their competence in the Norwegian language, or those who may want to test their Norwegian language comprehension.

About the course

The course will help participants understand the structure and different types of exercises that comprise the Bergenstest. The teacher will guide the participants through example tests from previous years and give you test-taking tips.

Course level

This course is intended for those who plan on taking the Bergenstest exam ('test i norsk - høyere nivå'') and are at the advanced levels (B2/C1) according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR).

Completing the course

The course is 12 sessions long. Each session consists of 3 lesson hours (each of 45 minutes) for a total of 36 hours. Sessions are equally comprised of theoretical and practical study. Substantial homework and written work is given. Materials are included in the course price. The course reviews Norwegian grammar but participants also learn how to write essays and other examples of writing in Norwegian.

After successfully completing the course, participants will be familiar with how the Bergenstest is organized and understand the different exercises that make up the Bergenstest. They will have improved their ability to write more complex essays and understand and improve their listening comprehension skills.

Course materials

Course materials are included in the price of the course and are prepared by the teacher accrding to the students' needs.

Bergenstest dates

Written test

Test date                                     Place                     Registration                            Results                      
 07. April 2018 Oslo 4.01.2018 - 07.03.2018 23. May 2018
20. October 2018 Oslo 9.05.2018 - 19.09.2018 30. Nov 2018


Oral test

Test date                                     Place                      Registration                            Results                      
05. May 2018 Oslo 6.02.2018 - 3.04.2018  15. May 2018
03. Nov 2018 Oslo 1.06.2018 - 2.10.2018  13. Nov 2018


For more information on the Bergenstest, please visit our FAQ page.

Course certificate

At the end of the course each student having completed 80% or more of the sessions and paid the course fee will receive an official course certificate. Every lesson hour will be documented, and the total attended amount of lesson hours will figure on the certificate.

Course price

NOK  5 270,-

Alfa TIP: If you want to improve your grammar skills, take our Grammar 1 and 2 courses.