Bergenstest Preparation in 2020

What is the Bergenstest?

The Test i norsk – høyere nivå (also called Bergenstest) is an examination of the Norwegian language carried out by the Norwegian adult education centres (Studieforbundet Folkeuniversitetet). You can pass this exam if you need to prove sufficient knowledge of Norwegian studying at Norwegian Universities and colleges, and it is also required in some professional areas (e.g. healthcare) as a documentation of proficiency in the Norwegian language.

The test consists of a written and an oral exam. Both parts can be taken three times a year. The oral and written exams are held on different days. There is a fee of 2390 Norwegian kroner for taking part in the written part (3500 kroner when the test is taken abroad – remeber there are other deadlines for registration when taking the test abroad), and the oral part costs 1090 kr.

What are the requirements for passing the Bergenstest?

Your current level of Norwegian language should correspond to B2 according to the European framework. You will be required, among others, to discuss several topics with your examinator and to describe a picture. In the written part, a major component is rewriting given sentences, testing your grammar and vocabulary skills.

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This online video course is right for you if you already have sufficient knowledge of Norwegian (roughly level B2), but you’d like to see how to solve exam tasks. The course will you walk through all the parts of the written Bergenstest and provide you with strategies on how to prepare for these parts and how to best approach them at the exam day.

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FAQ about the Bergenstesten

Where can I take Bergenstesten?

In Arendal*, Asker, Bergen, Fredrikstad*, Haugesund*, Oslo, Sandefjord, Skedsmo*, Stavanger, Tromsø, Trondheim and Ålesund. Once per year (in april) you can also take the test in Alta*, Bodø*, Førde* and Hamar*.
* In these towns you can only take the written Bergenstest.

Can I take the Bergenstesten abroad?

Yes, but only the written test, and only in April. Taking the test abroad is much more expensive, and it is your responsibility to find an accredited test location. Therefore it can be easier for you to take a plane to Oslo if you don’t live far from Norway. If you still want to take Bergenstesten abroad, you can find more information here.

How much does the test cost?

Written part: 2390 NOK (abroad 3500 NOK)
Oral part: 1090 NOK

When can I take the test, and where do I have to apply?

In January, April and October, but the application deadline is much earlier. Check the next test dates and apply here.

Where can I order example tests?

You can order old tests here.

Do I have to take a course before I can apply for Bergenstesten?

No. It’s up to you how you want to prepare for the test. Everybody can take Bergenstesten.

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We will send two eBooks on how to get prepared for the Bergenstest directly to your inbox. You can also get updates about free resources for learning Norwegian and special course offers.

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