General studies courses for adults

The 23/5 rule

If you have turned 23 and also have a total of 5 years of full-time experience from working life and education (the 23/5 rule) you can achieve general university admissions certification by completing the following common core subjects:

  • English 140 hours*
  • History 140 hours
  • Mathematics 224 hours
  • Natural science 140 hours
  • Norwegian 393 hours
  • Social science 84 hours

*English from foundation course and Advanced course 1 in vocational  areas of study in Reform 94 (2+2 periods per week) meets this requirement. 

With such general university admissions certification you can be admitted to basic studies at universities and colleges.

The counties offer teaching and training for adults in the common core subjects that are necessary for achieving general university admissions certification. The teaching/training can take place both during the day and in the evenings.


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