Who has the adults’ right?
- You have the adults’ right from when you turn 25 years of age.
- The adults’ right applies if you have completed primary and lower secondary school or the equivalent in Norway or another country but have not completed upper secondary education or training.
- The adults’ right also applies if you have completed upper secondary education in another country but this education has not been approved in Norway.
- The conditions for the right to upper secondary education are that you have legal residence in Norway and that your application for a residence permit has been granted.
What does the adults’ right mean?
- The adults’ right gives you the right to three years of upper secondary education, or more for vocational training if the required training period is longer.
- As an adult, you have the right to assessment of formal, non-formal and informal qualification.
- You have the right to receive education adapted to your needs and education or training programmes in accordance with the final competence you want to have. Your possibility of achieving vocational competence or qualification for admission to university or college will be an important consideration here.
Right to supplementary programme for general university admissions certification after vocational competence, trade certificate and journeyman’s certificate
As an adult you may have the right to a supplementary programme for general university admissions certification after completing and passing vocational education and training and achieving vocational competence (with or without a trade/journeyman’s certificate). The conditions are that you
- have completed and passed your vocational education/training and achieved vocational competence in 2014 or later and
- did so by the end of the year in which you turned 24, whether you had rights as a young person or not.
If you satisfy these conditions, you have the right to start the supplementary programme for general university admissions certification at any time.
Training candidates and those who have not passed all the common core subjects do not have the right to take the supplementary programme for general university admissions certification.
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