I know that being a student means being on a budget. I feel my budgetary constraints all the time. And being a student in Norway sometimes means being flat out broke. Many students (myself included!) want to supplement their income with some paid work. While much work in Norway may require a high level of fluency in Norsk, if you’re interested and determined to find a job, you might want to check out the following:
1. Visit the Sammen career center
Sammen Career & Counseling is a free resource for students to get feedback on CVs or job applications, guidance for choosing a job, or advice on what your education and experience might have prepared you for in the workforce.
Check out their ‘Drop In Service’ every working day 13.00 – 14.30:
- You can bring a CV or application for feedback and suggestions.
- You may direct your career-related questions to a career advisor for up to 15 min.
- Individual guidance is available in English (courses are in Norwegian).
You can use the facilities at other times too:
- Computers and a printer are available for online job searches, and working on or printing CVs or applications.
- There are also newspapers, literature and magazines from different companies available in the center.
Location: 4th Floor (above the swimming pool), Student Centre, Parkveien 1
Open: Monday – Friday 9.00- 15.30
Telephone: 55 54 52 90,
2. Or, at least visit Study Bergen’s site:
There you can find links to helpful information on:
- Job-searching in Norway
- Part time employment regulations (the only kind of employment we student-visaed folks can have!)
- Suggestions of companies to explore in Bergen
and much much more!
3. Familiarize yourself with Norway’s Tax Administration
Where there is payment for labor, there are taxes to pay (depending on how much you make, anyway). Make sure you bookmark skatteetaten.no (Norway’s Tax Administration) if you’re gonna get a job, because you’re going to need to know the steps to:
Or just dive into Skattetaten.no’s guide to working in Norway!