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Work and Study

The purpose of the au pair scheme is cultural exchange. As au pairs, young people can improve their language skills and knowledge of Norway and Norwegian society by living with a Norwegian family. In return, the au pair performs services such as light housework and child care for the host family. Read more

If you wish to study in Norway for longer than three months you must apply for a residence permit for students. Read more

In order to be granted a residence permit as a skilled worker, you must be a qualified skilled worker whose expertise is relevant to the job you will be doing in Norway. Read more

You can be granted a residence permit as a working guest in agriculture if you wish to learn about Norwegian agriculture and Norwegian culture. You must be supplied by an approved organisation. Read more

Seasonal work is unskilled work that can only be carried out during limited parts of the year due to climate variations, fluctuations in the availability of raw materials or other circumstances. Forestry, agriculture, the fish processing industry, plant nurseries and the restaurant and tourism industries are typical seasonal industries. Odd jobs such as carpentry, painting and other maintenance... Read more