Our preparation course for the social studies exam (samfunnskunnskapsprøven) is intended for students who are planning on taking the social studies exam in Norwegian managed by Kompetanse Norge. Passed exam in Norwegian gives an exemption from taking obligatory 50 hours of social studies.

This course is suitable for students who do not want or who do not have an opportunity to take these 50 hours, and would therefore rather take the social study exam in Norwegian.

This course is not included in our Unlimited Norwegian lessons offer. 


About the course

The course is based on a combination of class exercises and homework. During the course, participants will go through seven topics that are included in the social studies exam. The course aims to help you acquire a better understanding of the Norwegian society, its political system and social norms. Classwork will include group discussions, working with texts, exchange of experiences and opinions. Homework is mostly based on working with texts and vocabulary.


Course level

We recommend that all participants have taken one of the following courses: Standard B1-2, Intensive B1, Semester B1 or equivalent courses. This is due to a higher level required for taking the social study exam.

The social study exam is organized by Oslo Voksenopplæring center and is held monthly. For dates and registration for the exam, click here

For more information on the exam please contact Kompetanse Norge webpage www.kompetansenorge.no


Completing the course

Sessions are held twice a week on Mondays and Wednesdays, or on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Each session consists of 3 lesson hours for a total of 36 lesson hours. The course is about six weeks long with a total of 12 lessons. Each lesson hour is 45 minutes.


Course materials

Materials are included in the course price and are prepared by the teacher according to the requirements of the participants. Homework will be based on materials handed out during class.


Course certificate

At the end of the course, if you completed 80% or more of the course's content and paid the course fee, you will receive an official digital course certificate.



NOK 5270,-